The agencies’ Service Contracting Program will also be stopped temporarily
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has been offering free rides to authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) since the start of this pandemic through its Libreng Sakay Program. Unfortunately, the agency will have to stop the implementation of this program-temporarily, at
Let’s hope this doesn’t fall on deaf ears
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) wants public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers to know that cyclists and pedestrians have priority over their trips when it comes to road usage.In a Facebook post, the agency shared the contents of its
Have you used this?
Commuters, take note: If you plan on taking any public utility vehicle (PUV) during the COVID-19 pandemic, you better have the StaySafe app installed on your smartphone.In a Facebook post, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced that
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
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Greater Manila is already under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), and as expected, there have been concerns regarding the availability of public transport especially for essential workers.To help address the situation, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is rolling out
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
The agency has already issued a memo
Commuters must pay only for the load amount on their tap-to-pay cards for public transport, and should not be charged for securing or using the cards, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has announced. The policy directive from the
Other modes of cashless transactions are available, the agency says
If you've been following the news on the shift to contactless payment systems for public transport, you already know that the process has so far been far from smooth.The 'no Beep card, no ride' policy of the EDSA Busway officially
Time to get your Beep cards
Still don't have a Beep card? If you're a regular on the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) new EDSA Busway system, you're going to need one before October 1, 2020.In a statement, the DOTr reminded commuters that the
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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:
Good news, commuters
As Metro Manila eases into general community quarantine (GCQ), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announces that it has given an additional 1,333 traditional public utility jeepneys the green light to operate in 23 new routes starting Wednesday, August
Get your RFIDs ready, people
Toll plazas at major expressways are extremely high-contact areas, which is why cashless transactions via RFIDs along tollways have been encouraged throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.In the near future, however, electronic toll collection will not only be encouraged, but enforced.
More units are scheduled to follow
The EDSA Busway has been a hot topic of late, mainly because of the concrete barriers that separate it from the rest of the busy thoroughfare's lanes. This is hardly the only perceived flaw in the setup, though.Other issues that
What do you think?
Our public transportation system left much to be desired even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now? Circumstances outside of our control have magnified its flaws even more.At least one member of Congress believes that service contracting is the answer to
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