There are no medical findings that support their continued use
Last week, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that public utility vehicles (PUVs) may return to plying routes at 70% capacity beginning November 4. This, however, isn't the only change commuters can expect when they head out on Thursday.The agency
From there, the agency will implement a gradual increase
The Department of Transportation's (DOTr) proposal to increase the capacity of public transport vehicles in the capital has been approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.According to the agency's latest statement, it
Money will be distributed via the LTFRB’s Pantawid Pasada Program
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently made clear that it will not be enforcing a fare hike to help PUV drivers cope with the rising fuel prices. The agency said it will instead look into other solutions, such as financial aid.Now,
In addition, 250 new routes will be activated
Those who have to take public transportation during the ongoing pandemic might have an easier time finding rides soon, as the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced that it is set to deploy thousands of more jeepneys and buses
PUBs and PUJ operations limited to 50% capacity, rail lines to 30%
We've now entered enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Greater Manila (or more awkwardly known as 'NCR Plus'). Again. It feels like we're back to square one after more than a year into this pandemic. Anyway...The government has already announced
Have you tried a modernized jeepney yet?
Another operator has joined the country's shift to modernized PUVs.Byahe is a new PUV operator that hopes to bring safe and convenient commuting to the Filipino public. The company recently launched 21 new modern jeepneys equipped with cashless capabilities in
Its jeepneys are still chugging along
It's difficult to come by any solid numbers on just how many jeepneys there are in the Philippines. According to an NPR article from 2018, estimates vary from 180,000 to 270,000. About 75,000 of those are crammed in
Who is Gabby?
The jeepney has practically become synonymous with the Philippines, as closely associated with it as pristine beaches and wide-eyed tarsiers. It has become a cultural symbol with its loud splashes of color, intricate paintings adorning the sides, and figures of horses
“O yung mga nakasabit diyan, wala pang bayad a!”
It's all there: the folded twenty-peso bills tucked between his knuckles, the Jovit Baldivino techno remix played at max volume, the passenger shouting, "Kuya, may bata!" when the jeep starts picking up speed.Playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 on PC,
Take note, commuters
Some more good news coming your way, commuters: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has just opened 44 new public utility jeepney routes and authorized 4,820 more PUJs in the metro. This comes after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)
That completes Hyundai’s lineup of government-certified modern jeepneys
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) has been pretty busy with its efforts to support the government's PUV modernization program over the past year or so. Now, it seems continue to look up for HARI, as it has just received the Department
The DOTr will “strictly enforce” the policy
The required distance between passengers in all forms of public transport shall remain at one meter, Presidential spokeperson Harry Roque confirmed on today, September 19."Nag-desisyon na po ang Presidente kahapon (September 18). Ang desisyon po ng Presidente, mananatili po ang
Some good news
The Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, also known as the Bayanihan II Act, has been signed into law. Its P9.5 billion in appropriations is meant to help the Philippines bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also covers
It starts today
A few days ago, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) had already approved plans to reduce social distancing on public transportation. If you're a commuter during the
Check out the list here
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has authorized the operation of 1,006 public utility jeepneys (PUJ) on 10 additional routes in Metro Manila.As per Memorandum Circular 2020-043, the following trips will be available starting tomorrow, September 9:
There’s still a place for this icon on our streets
One of the more common back-and-forths you'll see online regarding the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) push for public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization revolves around the jeepney's status as a Filipino icon.On one hand, PUV modernization proponents
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