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President Rodrigo Duterte ordered authorities to enforce a more stringent road safety checks following the private truck that figured into an accident that claimed 21 lives and injuring 14. Last September 17, a private truck used to ferry a family on a trip fell into a ravine in South Cotabato. …

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) reiterated the need for emergency powers to address the looming traffic situation in the country. During the Senate Committee on Public Services hearing, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said that if the emergency powers were granted in previous years, more projects, programs, and policies would have …

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The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (Cebu BRT) is now on its final design and implementation stages, and will be for Phase 1 implementation on December 2021. The improved design plan provides for a wholly dedicated BRT corridor to ensure reliability of service, better connectivity, and enhanced ease of movement, in …

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Grab Driver

After the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) issued an order to fast track the issuance of Certificates of Public Convenience (CPC), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will now allow hatchbacks to operate as transport network vehicle service (TNVS) units. In a statement, the LTFRB gave assurance that it …

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The leadership of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has ordered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to follow the order of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA). The said order from ARTA, as soon as the transport regulator will comply, shall automatically approve all applications for Transport Network Vehicle …

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Grab Philippines welcomed the government’s move that allows hatchbacks within the 55,000 units in the TNVS master list to operate as public transport. This came after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) leadership ordered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow the said vehicles run on the conditions …

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The government’s public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP) is set to take off in Northern Mindanao as transport fleets that have complied with regulations are ready to ply the streets of Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental in the next few weeks. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-Region 10 (LTFRB-10) …

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Angkas

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has released the guidelines for the pilot implementation of motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. Approved by Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade on May 8, the guidelines are from the same document that the DOTr cited in its Facebook page on …

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Grab Driver

Regular salary and benefits for drivers, updated requirements for road worthiness, vehicle reclassification, and free internet access for patrons comprise the amendments to the guidelines of Premium Taxis operating in the country. In line with the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) issued Department Order …

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) remains in position to push for the passage of emergency powers to address the current traffic situation in the country once the incoming 18th Congress convenes following the recently concluded midterm elections. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade assured that there will be no corruption in the …

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The leadership of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) commended the move of Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region VII of purging its ranks of those involved in corruption. In a statement, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade commended the ongoing efforts of the LTO Region VII, citing its measures against graft and corruption …

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DAF

The leadership of the truck rebuilders group reiterated their call to the government to create a new category for their products. Used Trucks Rebuilders and Importers Association of the Philippines (UTRIP) President Jaime Vicente said that the group has been complying with roadworthiness and emission regulations. A 25-company strong organization …

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An executive director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) was recently suspended for alleged corruption. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered a 90-day preventive suspension against LTFRB Executive Director Samuel Jardin last April 3. The order also include a formal charge against Jardin for …

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Bus Terminal

As the Holy Week break from April 18 to 20 draws closer, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) are gearing up for the annual exodus of travelers to the provinces. From April 8 to 25, the DOTr will implement its ‘Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: …

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Motorcycle License Plate

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) assured motorcycle riders that the new license plates will not be made of metal. According to LTO Chief Edgar Galvante, no provision of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act states that the new motorcycle plates shall be made out of metal or steel. “It is not …

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