Articles about Public Utility Vehicles

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
Drivers will no longer allowed to load and unload passengers between terminals
Like jeepneys, UV express service vehicles (UVs) cut from one lane to the other and load and unload passengers anywhere.The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) plans on controlling such behavior through its issuance of Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2019-
This Italian-badged workhorse is now Euro 4-compliant
After almost a year's absence, the Piaggio Ape is back with a vengeance.Powered by a 435cc four-stroke, single-cylinder diesel engine, the versatile three-wheeler is now Euro 4-compliant, assures AutoItalia Philipines Enterprises (APE). Do note that the
It's 96% complete
No, what you're seeing isn't a transportation hub in a First World country like Singapore or Japan. This project is actually in the Philippines, and it's almost ready to serve commuters.The photos above and below-taken by Department
Honesty is the best policy
Here at the Top Gear Philippines office, there's a small store inside our pantry that sells snacks-cookies, chips, pancit canton, and the like-via an 'honesty' payment system.For those of you unfamiliar with how this works, basically there's
Oh, the irony
So you might've heard that the government has launched its PUV modernization program. What was interesting though is that on our way to cover the launch at Camp Aguinaldo, we spotted a group of jeepney drivers protesting the program just outside
Some quick facts
The government's long-planned PUV modernization program has officially been launched. The formalities took place during a briefing at Camp Aguinaldo. The program, according to the official press release, is "designed to make public utility vehicles safer, more convenient, more comfortable,
Now this is public transport
Rommel Juan is the vice president for sales and marketing at Centro Manufacturing Corporation--Isuzu Philippines' partner in making truck bodies. He's no stranger to the jeepney, though, because he's part of the MD Juan Enterprises family. In case you
You can now Viber images for proof
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has just put up its new 24/7 hotline, via which commuters can report drivers or operators of public-utility vehicles committing any unbecoming behavior or conduct. Everything from rudeness to defective meters, you can
Will it improve traffic in Quiapo area?
Effective today, the city government of Manila is implementing express lanes on Quezon Boulevard, both northbound and southbound.Southbound vehicles headed for Lawton are advised to keep left to go up the Quezon Bridge in Quiapo, while public-utility vehicles are advised
One small step for progress
The Department of Transportation and Communications, in partnership with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, has launched earlier today the Express Connect bus service.The Express Connect bus service operates from 5am to 9pm and,
Difficult to remove and transfer
Just a couple of days after the Department of Transportation and Communications and the Land Transportation Office began issuing the new standardized license plates for private vehicles, both agencies have now begun issuing the same for public-utility vehicles."The new PUV
Clean and efficient transportation
In January, we reported about the Green Frog fleet of diesel hybrid public-utility buses that operate a route from Buendia to Kalayaan in Makati City, with the end points at the LRT 1 Gil Puyat station and C5/Buting.Well, the
For its environmental and economic benefits
Effective today, June 30, the Philippine Coconut Authority will conduct on-road tests on the viability of using 5% biodiesel blend of fuel for public transport vehicles.With the approval of the National Biofuels Board to increase the mandated biodisel blend from
To be lifted for all vehicles on Nov. 1-2
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is expecting large numbers of travelers and commuters to take advantage of the long weekend brought about by All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. As such, the agency has lifted the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program,
This should cut the number of public-utility vehicles
A congressman wants public transport service operators to secure for their vehicles a comprehensive insurance coverage not only to protect themselves but also the victims of vehicular accidents."The sense of responsibility and accountability exercised by private motor-vehicle owners should be
Could this work in Metro Manila?
Starting today, Davaoeños can now pay for their taxi fares using either their ATM or credit cards as 20 units of Mabuhay Taxi, which operates out of Davao City, now has wireless point-of-sale (POS) terminals to facilitate the transaction.
Full force against 'colorum' cars
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) won't be taking a break this Holy Week. Besides making sure that the flow of traffic on the metro's streets is unimpeded despite the customary holiday exodus, the MMDA will also be intensifying its
For the safety of their passengers
With public-utility-vehicle drivers and operators set to receive an additional P200 million in subsidies from the government in light of the rising cost of fuel, a lawmaker is calling on them to reciprocate by diligently maintaining their vehicles to ensure
15 others face suspension
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has cancelled the franchise of two bus companies and suspended the franchise of 15 others for participating in the November 2010 transport strike that paralyzed Metro Manila.According to GMANews.tv, the two bus companies
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