Some much-needed relief for transport workers
The Pasig City government has announced it will be providing thousands of public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers cash assistance worth P3,000 starting Monday, March 30, 2020.In a Facebook post, Pasig City mayor Vico Sotto said that a total of P55.
Any fare increases must be approved by the LTFRB first
Times are tough all around right now thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the entire world. In the Philippines' case, a government-enforced community quarantine of Metro Manila is currently ongoing until April 14, 2020. The quarantine's restrictions
No jeepneys, buses, taxis, or trains will be allowed to operate at full capacity
Commuters, drivers, and PUV operators, take note: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released the latest social-distancing guidelines for all modes of public transport amidst the current COVID-19 code red sublevel 2 situation in Metro Manila.If you've been
Standing is still allowed, as long as the bus isn’t overcrowded
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has addressed concerns regarding the use of public buses amid Metro Manila's ongoing COVID-19 scare.In a press conference held on March 10, the agency announced that overcrowded buses will not be
Plus, updates on LTO driver’s license exam and centralized digital system
“We want the riding public to be out of danger”
Erring public utility vehicle drivers who have amassed multiple traffic violations behind the wheel might soon be suspended from plying Metro Manila's streets.The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it is looking to suspend such motorists after the
It would require motorists in private cars to pay an additional fee during rush hour
We're already reaching the year's end, but it seems we still haven't seen the last of 2019's collection of proposals to solve Metro Manila traffic.According to a report by ABS-CBN, the Management Association of the Philippines (
DOTr and Toyota officials try it out
Nobody likes working on a Sunday, but there are things worth making time for. In this case, officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) all gathered today to try out the latter's modern Hilux-based PUV.
Did you see this coming?
There have been a number of car manufacturers that have supported the government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) in recent years. The latest one to pitch in is none other than Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP).According to a Rappler report,
That’s quite a bit
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has consistently showed its support for the government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) in the past year. It furthers its efforts toward the improvement of public transport as it recently turned over 15 initial units of
End of an era?
The days of hazardous jeepney units might be numbered.According to a report by BusinessWorld, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) says that June 2020 is the agency's "deadliest deadline" to phase out old and dilapidated jeepney units."Ang
Along with 73 modern PUVs that will run 9 new routes across Region X
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has been quite busy lately with the recent launches for its Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) across the country.At the start of July, the agency rolled out its PUV Modern Caravan, then followed it up
These new public transport vehicles look ready to take on Philippine roads
The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) has been in full swing since its launch in 2017. This week, the program took another giant step toward full implementation as it deployed new batches of modern PUVs for public use.The Land Transportation
Check out Isuzu's modified light-duty trucks
As part of its continued support for the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has teamed up with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in this year's Modern PUV Caravan.At the Caravan launch on
A welcome addition
This sounds good. According to the press release, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) turned over two units of its modernized PUV to the Boracay Land Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BLTMPC) at the cooperatives' main terminal in Boracay Island. These two units form
Keep 'em coming, Isuzu PH
Good news. Even more modern PUVs are being put into service. According to a press release from Isuzu PH, the municipality of Lucban, the thriving art capital town in Quezon Province most famous for its colorful Pahiyas Festival, can now also boast
Fifteen units are already set to be deployed
The vehicles you see above are a handful of modernized Isuzu public utility vehicles (PUV) capable of accommodating up to 23 passengers, and boasting impressive space and modern features like automated fare collection and GPS tracking.Like what you see? Then you'
Do you own a fur buddy?
Great news for pet owners: The Philippine Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced that pets are now allowed in public modes of transportation.According to the agency, it has amended a provision in Memorandum Circular No. 2011-004 with
It’s a welcome sight
Despite the controversy surrounding the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), the good news is that the presence of the modern jeepney can be felt there. Executives of Isuzu Philippines (IPC) recently visited the PITX to witness how Isuzu's modernized public
More of these please
It looks like the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) PUV Modernization Program is right on track.The transport agency, together with representatives from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), was recently in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu to hand over
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