Both Jitney’s and Jeepney’s are a form of transportation called a share taxi which falls between both taxicabs and buses. These vehicles for hire are typically smaller than buses and usually take passengers on a fixed or semi-fixed route without timetables, but instead departing when all seats are filled.They may stop anywhere to pick up or drop off passengers. Often found in developing countries,the vehicles used as share taxis range from four-seat cars to minibuses http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Share_taxi
When it comes to the Jeepney in the Philippines..it is BASIC, CHEAP Transportation in the larger cities, and there are RURAL Jeepneys that take you from town to town in the rural areas. A Jeepney runs between 8.5 and 20 pesos in Manila…depending on your destination. The good thing about the JEEPNEY in that there is ALWAYS room for one more! When it fills up inside they can hang onto the luggage racks on the roof! 😀
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I want to thank my landlords Rose and Sonny for letting me stay at their boarding house on Natividad Ave in Santa Cruz, Manila. I learned a lot about Manila during my stay there and I learned how to take MASS TRANSIT. I took Jeepneys (Jeeps built into a small bus), Tricycles (motorcycles with side car), elevated trains (MRT/LRT) as well as the occasional Calesa in Intramuros! I got to see first hand the markets in Santa Cruz and the vendors selling all types of electronics! I wish I would have had more time to stay and perhaps, mor importantly, more money!
busy afternoon with car repairs, doing laundry and planning my trip to Manila in 3 weeks. Although there are many things here in the states that I am going to miss, there will be a lot of new things in the Philippines for me to get to know. I only know a few words of Tagalog at this point, but will get some quick training in tagalog in Manila!
I will try riding the “Jeepney”when I am in Manila, but not during rush hour. I will try to find one in the late morning that isn’t LOADED with passengers! I’ll be back with more tomorrow…
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