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
They can be distracting to all parties
Can public utility vehicles (PUV) roll around town plastered in political ads? It's an especially busy time for advertising now that it's campaign season. According to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), yes they can.The government agency
Let’s see how this plays out
Tired of the constant back and forth between Angkas and government traffic agencies? If yes, then you'll be glad to know a new bill filed in the Philippine Senate could put an end to it once and for all.Senate Bill
It’s a rite of passage at this point
Another visiting international celebrity, another requisite jeepney shot.Instagram posts featuring the most maligned-er, most iconic-set of wheels to ever grace Philippine roads have become a rite of passage for visiting stars at this point-obligatory, even. This time, it'
Were you one of those given a ticket?
Do you think you're getting away with beating traffic via the yellow lane, buddy? Well, think again.According to data provided by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), a total of 289,154 yellow lane violators were caught via the agency'
Merry Christmas
Is the choosy taxi driver's stranglehold on the Filipino commuter finally coming to an end? If the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board's (LTFRB) latest data is anything to go by, then yes, it finally is.According to the government
As part of the New Boracay Integrated Transport System
Boracay, which has recently undergone an expansive rehabilitation project, is scheduled to reopen for business and tourism very soon. During a Malacañang press briefing on the island's reopening, Department of Transportation (DOTr) assistant secretary Mark de Leon outlined the government'
We wouldn't mind seeing this on the road
Remember last week when several reports emerged that the government's PUV Modernization Program might be delayed? Well, if the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) recent actions are anything to go by, those reports might not ring true.A few
Good to know
There will be no delays to the Philippine government's PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP). This was the assurance delivered by Department of Transportation (DOTr) secretary Arthur Tugade earlier today, following various reports saying the overhaul was set to be postponed."We
Do you agree?
Here's a thought: Maybe public transportation should be looked at from a business perspective, instead of just as a form of income for operators.This is what Department of Transportation (DOTr) assistant secretary for road transportation and infrastructure Mark De Leon
Excited to try them?
The Philippine government has revealed another "next-generation PUV," and this time it hails from Mother Russia.According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), mini buses from the Gazelle Motors Corporation--a Russian vehicle manufacturer--will soon be plying Metro Manila'
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