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The Philippines’ ridesharing industry has seen exponential growth in the few short years it has existed. Beginning with GrabCar in 2015, ridesharing apps have come (MiCab, Owto, HirNa) and gone (hello, Uber), but there’s no question the industry continues to thrive. Of course, as with anything that evolves, there’s bound …

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Muntinlupa e-trike

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has filed Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2019-044, which permits electric tricycles or e-trikes to serve as an alternative to tourist transport services “to promote new and more sustainable public transportation solutions, and to support the country’s flourishing tourist industry.” To operate as …

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Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Atty. Martin B. Delgra III led the inauguration ceremony for the first taxi services in Ilocos. Ilocos Transport Coop was granted the franchise to operate from Ilocos Sur to any point in Region 1 with 15 service-ready units. Meanwhile, Troy Darren Express …

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PITX

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is reopening more routes for public utility vehicles to and from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX). According to the Board, it is opening the new routes “to achieve the objective of improving the accessibility in the PITX area and complement the …

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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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Grab Driver

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to release 1,130 Certificates of Public Convenience (CPC) to transport network vehicle services (TNVS) applicants within the next two weeks, following an order from the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) for it to automatically approve all valid TNVS applications, specifically those …

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Bus Terminal

Planning to go from Valenzuela to Santa Rosa, Laguna but the prospect of having to endure numerous stops on the way to get there seems needless and daunting? Well, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has some good news for you as it is now accepting applicants for …

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Bus Terminal

Despite a preliminary injunction filed by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will continue with its scheduled plan to implement its dry run of banning provincial buses on EDSA starting tomorrow, August 7. We haven’t received a copy of the Writ of PI. As such tuloy …

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Don’t be surprised if the usual fare you pay for your daily commute with a transport network vehicle service (TNVS) has changed as effective August 2,  2019, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has adjusted the fares of the aforementioned units depending on the vehicle’s body type. For …

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Dionisio Abude, chief of Davao’s City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) has said that the Peak Hours Augmentation Bus Service (PHABS) system will soon operate around the clock pending the approval from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). PHABS, which is currently being operated by a private bus …

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Grab Driver

In May 2019, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that it has created a new set of guidelines for what it calls as Premium Taxis as part of its ‘Taxi Modernization Program.’ Two months later and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. …

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Following its dialogue with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) operators, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has determined that the former has committed seven irregularities with regards to the issuance of Provisional Authority’s (PA’s) and the granting of the Certificate of Public …

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Bus Terminal

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 2019-031 which amends not only the certificate of public convenience of all provincial buses from the north and south of Metro Manila with terminals along EDSA, but the route of all city buses as well.  Already known …

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Grab Driver

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has instructed the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to implement LTFRB Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2018-005, which allows hatchback units to operate as public transport, on certain conditions. Secretary Tugade gave the instruction upon hearing explanations from relevant transport officials and …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will open an additional 5,000 franchise slots for Transportation Network Networking Services (TNVS) operators within the month, LTFRB Chairman Atty. Martin Delgra III announced during a meeting with representatives of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) yesterday, Tuesday, July 16. The LTFRB had opened …

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