Another ride-sharing app just launched its operations in the Philippines after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board or commonly known as the LTFRB, suspends Uber for 30 days.
Goodbye Uber, Hello Arcade City? Another Ride-sharing App To Penetrate The Philippines
Aug 16, 2017 at 6:22 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
Recently, the LTFRB slammed ride-sharing apps Grab and Uber for not complying with their notice to not accept new driver applications and the numerous violations they have committed.
With that, Arcade City, another ride-sharing app is trying to penetrate the Philippines to help drivers as well as commuters, who were barred from the Grab and Uber system, bring back their living as well as their ease of commuting.
First launched in Austin, Texas last year after the withdrawal of Lyft and Uber, Arcade City took on their place.
By bringing a unique business model, drivers are free to set their own rates, build their own customer base and offer additional services such as delivery or roadside assistance.
When 66,000 drivers are put out of a job overnight, the suffering is not felt by the corporations and bureaucrats who made the decision. The suffering is felt by the stranded riders and the jobless drivers who may now have difficulty providing for their families. That is wrong — and Arcade City will do whatever we can to fix it.
-Arcade City founder & CEO Christopher David
Do you think that Arcade City will make it through? Will their business model pass the LTFRBs standards? Is this the alternative to Uber and Grab?
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