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
Offices in identified MECQ areas will remain closed until August 18, 2020
Modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) guidelines are back in effect as of today, August 4. Certain businesses are still allowed to continue operations under MECQ, but some government agencies must temporarily suspend operations once again in compliance with the stricter quarantine protocols.
Drivers are required to display a QR code
Commuters will have more means of getting around during general community quarantine after regulators gave 1,943 public utility jeepneys the go-ahead to ply 17 new routes in Metro Manila.Before the go signal from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory
Is this a good idea?
Last week, we questioned whether or not the concrete barriers lining EDSA-which have been involved in dozens of accidents since their implementation-are such a good idea. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) seems to think so, as the agency has decided
Perhaps both?
The EDSA bus barrier has both its proponents and detractors. On one hand, their presence brings some semblance of order to the whole EDSA Busway setup being implemented by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and gives authorities a chance to make examples
The facility was shut last week
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said its central office resumed operations last Monday, July 20, for transactions that can't be done online. The facility was closed last week after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus.Health guidelines and
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After allowing UV Express vehicles back on the road again, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has now released the specific guidelines for the resumption of operations of traditional jeepneys in Metro Manila under general community quarantine (GCQ).According to
All the latest updates especially for those who regularly use public transport
All units are to operate terminal-to-terminal; fare rate remains at P2/km
After saying two days ago that UV Express operations will be allowed to resume this coming week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has now confirmed that a total of 980 units will be deployed to cover 47 routes beginning
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