The initial 4,000 slots were filled quickly
With the country mostly relaxing its restrictions on Covid-19, the need for mobility and transport is coming back to pre-pandemic levels. Keen on catering to that demand, Grab Philippines would like an additional 20,000 slots for Transport Network Vehicle
Along with other fare reductions
After the Department of Transportation (DOTr) proposed recently the lowering of public transportation fees, the measure is now official after the government's approval.ABS-CBN News reports that come April, the minimum fare for traditional jeepneys traversing Metro Manila will be
DOTr wants to make it nationwide
The Department of Transport (DOTr) might have mentioned details regarding a certain proposal for public transport vehicles. This comes from the Philippine Star, citing a recent news item from GMA News. The said proposal was aired March 14, 2023.According to the
Transport groups to stage ‘tigil pasada’ starting next Monday
About a week ago, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced a new deadline for the total phase out of traditional jeepneys. That date was set for June 30, 2023, following several extensions that the agency gave prior. But despite
Is this the deadliest deadline?
Last February 8, 2023, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced that it will extend the deadline for the total phase out of traditional jeepneys to a later date. Prior to that, the agency set the deadline on March 2023
Is this really necessary?
Nobody likes red tape. Well, almost nobody. We reckon there are plenty of fixers out there with business models that rely almost entirely on its existence. But yeah, you get the point.Now, imagine that a single piece of red tape is
In fact, the opposite is happening
Is the demand for ride-hailing dwindling? Apparently, some groups believe so. According to data presented by Grab, though, the situation is quite the opposite.During a media roundtable discussion held by the ride-hailing giant earlier today, officials bared that demand
The grace period was supposed to end by April
It's been years since the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) kicked off. The goal was to phase out traditional jeepneys (and other public utility vehicles) that are at least 15 years old and transition to more modern and more eco-friendly units.
Will this finally address the surge in demand?
Metro Manila's ride-hailing scene is about to get some backup.In a statement, the Philippine Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said that it is giving 100,000 new transport network vehicle service (TNVS) franchise applications for Metro Manila
Good news, commuters
Unlike some overly positive individuals out there, we reckon a lot of commuters weren't exactly excited to go back to work at the start of the year. It's not just because of the current state of public transport in the
It was good while it lasted
Heads up, EDSA Busway regulars. If you've been taking advantage of the bus line's 24/7 Libreng Sakay program over the past few months, you won't be able to do so for much longer.The Land Transportation Franchising and
Uh oh
In case you missed it, the EDSA Busway's Libreng Sakay program is operating 24/7 this month. This means rides on all participating buses should be free of charge-but, apparently, some units might not have gotten the memo.In a
Pay attention to your ride’s fare guide
A couple of weeks ago, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) finally approved a fare hike and gave public utility vehicles (PUV) the go-signal to start charging passengers more. The process isn't as simple as flipping a switch,
What are your thoughts on this idea?
Filipino commuters may be in for more expenses if local transport groups get their way.The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has bared that it received a proposal to impose rush hour surge pricing for traditional and modern jeepneys.The
Be sure to mask up, guys
Heads up, guys. If you take public transportation in areas under Alert Level 1, you're going to want to be extra careful during commutes moving forward.The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced that public utility vehicles (PUV)
Base fares for air-conditioned city buses are now at P15
The transport sector has been clamoring for fare hikes ever since fuel prices started skyrocketing. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) already started preparing for it last month, and now, it's finally happening.The LTFRB reportedly approved today a
The right move?
Some big news today regarding Metro Manila's no-contact apprehension program: The Philippine Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the measure's implementation.In a brief released to the media earlier today, the Supreme Court said that
Prepare your wallets
This is bad news for commuters-but frankly, we all saw it coming.The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is gearing up to approve major fare hikes for public utility vehicles next week. This news follows reports of a sizable
There will be no NCAP
Face-to-face classes are officially back. As a result, the streets are now busier than ever, with more motorists, commuters, and pedestrians out and about in Metro Manila.Government agencies have been making the necessary preparations leading up to this week.
Just in time for the return of face-to-face classes
Just in time for the return of face-to-face classes next week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed the reopening of 133 pre-pandemic routes for various public utility vehicles on August 22, 2022.The 133 PUV
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