The Senate recently adopted a resolution calling for the deadline’s deferment
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) recently extended the deadline for the jeepney phaseout from April to June this year. However, there's still a strong pushback from commuters, lawmakers, and of course, drivers and operators. In fact, a jeepney
Transport groups to stage ‘tigil pasada’ starting next Monday
About a week ago, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced a new deadline for the total phase out of traditional jeepneys. That date was set for June 30, 2023, following several extensions that the agency gave prior. But despite
Is this the deadliest deadline?
Last February 8, 2023, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced that it will extend the deadline for the total phase out of traditional jeepneys to a later date. Prior to that, the agency set the deadline on March 2023
The grace period was supposed to end by April
It's been years since the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) kicked off. The goal was to phase out traditional jeepneys (and other public utility vehicles) that are at least 15 years old and transition to more modern and more eco-friendly units.
Not bad for a PUV
Yes, electric powertrains seem to be the industry focus lately. This, however, doesn't mean that there is no longer room for the internal combustion engine.Public transportation is one sector that still stands to benefit from the continued development of conventional
Think this will make a difference?
Motorists who regularly pass Quezon City Circle may notice several changes in the area this weekend.Starting November 12 (that's this Saturday), the local government will implement separated public utility vehicle (PUV) lanes and new PUV stops at QC Circle. The
This is in addition to the revived motorcycle lane
A chaotic thoroughfare is a hazard for everybody-motorists, riders, and pedestrians alike. On a highway as wide as Commonwealth Avenue? A lack of organization isn't just dangerous. It can be deadly.In hopes of bringing some semblance of order to
The agency isn’t giving up just yet
Is the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) PUV modernization program (PUVMP) in limbo? If the agency isn't able to secure funding for the initiative for 2023, it just might be.Earlier this month, the DOTr failed to secure its P778 million
There will be no NCAP
Face-to-face classes are officially back. As a result, the streets are now busier than ever, with more motorists, commuters, and pedestrians out and about in Metro Manila.Government agencies have been making the necessary preparations leading up to this week.
Just in time for the return of face-to-face classes
Just in time for the return of face-to-face classes next week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed the reopening of 133 pre-pandemic routes for various public utility vehicles on August 22, 2022.The 133 PUV
Another piece of legislation to watch
There's no way to sugarcoat the plight that our country's public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers face: They just aren't paid enough. This is especially important to keep in mind as the Philippines faces a struggling economy and fuel crisis.
Tests will only be done on all consenting and volunteering passengers
As of today, Metro Manila is now under Alert Level 3. For its part, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is making adjustments to the current public-transportation guidelines. Commuters, take note.The agency has decided to retain the 70% passenger capacity in
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
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
The agency will defend its proposal to the IATF on Thursday, October 28
In addition to the cash aid that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will be handing out to PUV drivers, the agency also wants to help these people cope with the rising fuel prices by increasing the PUV passenger capacity in the metro.
Starting August 25
The Cebu government's message to PUV drivers and conductors is clear: Put on a personal air purifier, or face the consequences.According to a report by SunStar Cebu, PUV drivers and conductors caught without the wearable device will be issued a
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