The chairperson also pointed out certain improvements that could be made
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairperson Cheloy Garafil recently rode the EDSA Busway in the hopes of understanding the current situation of public transport in Metro Manila. Now, the head of the agency has released an official statement on her
Is this real life?
It looks like both the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are following through on their respective heads' willingness to commute like common folk.A week ago, it was transportation secretary Jaime Bautista who boarded the MRT-
The cost of mobility continues to rise
When fuel prices rise, the rates at the pump aren't the only ones that go up. Remember: It's a domino effect, and the cost of mobility as a whole is affected.Last week, we reported that local taxi drivers and
Fuel prices are getting out of hand
If you think private motorists are having a hard time dealing with rising fuel prices, just imagine what it must be like if your livelihood depends on driving a car.In a recent interview with CNN Philippines, Philippine National Taxi Operators Association (
The minimum fare is now P10
The Land Transport Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved a P1 provisional fare hike for public utility jeepneys operating in the National Capital Region (NCR), Region III, and Region IV. The increase, which brings up the minimum jeepney fare to P10
Have you experienced this?
We understand that money's tight. With the way gas prices are going and potential tax hikes on the horizon, it's understandable that many are now trying to find way to earn a little extra income. We have to say, though,
It should be easier to book rides soon
How has your ride-hailing experience been ever since Metro Manila shifted to Alert Level 1? If you've been having a difficult time booking rides, your life might soon become a whole lot easier.The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (
Despite reports saying otherwise
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has once again addressed the issue of window hours for provincial buses within Metro Manila.In a statement, the agency said it has received reports of deputy presidential spokesperson Michael Ablan saying provincial bus
What a mess
The implementation of this new window-hour operating scheme for provincial buses has been off to a messy start. Last week, massive crowds and stranded commuters at bus terminals became a common sight.Surely, there must be something wrong with the system.
Provincial buses were only supposed to operate 24/7 in the metro until April 19
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has already made some clarifications regarding the operation of provincial buses in Metro Manila. Now, it's the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) turn to say its piece.In its latest advisory, the
How much are you paying for rides these days?
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is making it clear: Overcharging is a big no-no, even with the way fuel prices are surging these days.The agency recently cracked down on overcharging jeepneys in Quezon City and Pasig City,
Is this the right call?
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has made its decision: There will be no change to the minimum P9 jeepney fare despite rising fuel costs.According to a report by CNN Philippines, the agency made the announcement following a hearing
In light of the skyrocketing fuel prices
The continuous skyrocketing of fuel prices has been extremely hard for public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers and operators. In light of this, transport groups are now calling on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to implement a temporary fare hike
In areas under Alert Level 1 and 2
The government eased up on public-transport restrictions a few weeks back by bringing the operating capacity of PUVs back up to 70% and removing the plastic-barrier requirement. The loosening up continues, as members of the vulnerable population are now allowed
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,
The LTFRB, on the other hand, will stick to online transactions
Metro Manila and the provinces of Laguna and Bataan shifted to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) over the weekend. As quarantine restrictions loosen up a bit, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has decided to resume operations in these MECQ areas.According to
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