Just last May 2019, Dumaguete City made a proposal on launching the PediGrab. The PediGrab is a combination of the local public ride “pedicab” and Grab (a famous transport company based in Singapore). Now, the city will be releasing 100 units for the Grab Trike Premium to the test.
Grab Trikes Seminar
Officers and representatives of various tricycle associations in Dumaguete City Yesterday participate in the continuing consultation on the features, scheme of acquisition and other concerns on the possible adoption of Grab Trike Premium.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and City Councilors joined the consultation to field questions to the proponent Mr. Miguelito Jose, Senior Vice-President of Autoitalia Philippines Enterprises supplier of the Piaggio tricycle that will be utilized for Grab Trike premium.
Tricycle drivers and other stakeholders checked on some the Grab Trike Units. The 100 units for the Grab Trike Premium will be used to test whether the system works well and if viable to operate in Dumaguete City. Meanwhile, it is clarified that the tricycles already operating in the city will not be phased out.
Jose stressed that his company offers a complete 3-wheel vehicle package inclusive of smart phones from Cherry Mobile that contains the Grab Trike Premium application.
Adopting the Grab Trike Premium system using Piaggio Ape tricycle units in the city affords the following benefits and advantages: less pollution, less tricycles on standby or roving, more livelihood opportunities by generating more income to more drivers, environment friendly that complies with international regulations, cost efficient use of diesel fuel, improve short-distance commute, easy acquisition through peso down payment program, shortened working hours with better income and more quality time with family, earn extra income by lending the unit to other drivers through shifting, reverse gear is a standard feature, fully-protected during rainy and summer seasons without the need to wear jackets and arm sleeves, solution to overcharging of fares, no need to wait for long queues at the terminal or be a chance passenger, grab application gives you precise information while waiting and travel time.