Isuzu Philippines recently turned over the initial 15 units of Class 2 modernized PUVs to officers and members of the Lucban Genesis Transport Service and Multipurpose Cooperative (LGTSMPC).
LGTSMPC, one of the province’s largest transport cooperatives, ordered the brand-new PUV units from Isuzu for the first time, and expressed its utmost confidence that the vehicles will provide years of reliable, safe, convenient, and comfortable performance to its commuters, and will be a proud example of the government’s PUV Modernization Program.
The turnover of 15 modernized PUVs to LGTSMPC represents the start of what would eventually be a total of 88 modernized PUVs plying the 60-km route between Lucban to Tayabas town in Quezon, as well as the Mauban to Lucena City route.
The modern PUVs was based on Isuzu QKR77 platform and is equipped with a Euro IV-compliant 3.0-liter 4JH1-TC CRDI diesel engine that provides better fuel economy and cleaner emissions.
Built by Almazora, the modern PUVs provided can accommodate up to 23 passengers and also have features required by the PUVMP guidelines such as the automatic fare collection system, three CCTVs, and LED destination displays.
The formal turnover was witnessed by officials of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Lucban OIC Mayor Armando Abutal, Land Transportation Office District Officer Wilma De Castro, Office of Transportation Cooperatives Executive Director Eugene M. Pabualan, and executives of IPC led by its Sales Division Head Joseph Bautista, and Isuzu Pagbilao General Manager Marcel Tolentino.