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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is mulling new city bus routes in Metro Manila as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) starts its strict enforcement of the “no loading and unloading policy” of provincial buses along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) after the Holy Week. DOTr Undersecretary for Road …

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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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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) sent out an advisory dated Wednesday, March 27, warning the public about Yellowdot Transport Terminal, Inc., which was operating an investment scheme without a license from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to the advisory, Yellowdot has been offering investment contracts …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is eyeing to remove all bus terminals along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) by June. The Metro Manila Council (MMC), MMDA’s policy-making body, approved the resolution prohibiting the issuance of business permits to all public utility bus terminals and operators and other public utility …

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Go-Jek

For failure to pass nationality requirements in the country’s foreign ownership laws, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) denied the application of Velox Technology Philippines, Inc. to operate as a Transport Network Company (TNC) in the Philippines Velox Philippines is a local subsidiary of Indonesian ride-hailing service Go-Jek. …

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As the PUV modernization is making headway nationwide, the Isuzu modern PUVs can now also be of service in the city of Tarlac. Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) turned over 20 units of their PUV units to one of Pasang Masda’s umbrella organization, the Paniqui Gerona Tarlac Transport Services Cooperative (PGT …

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So, let’s say you bought a brand-new van because you plan to turn it into a UV Express van. You’ve registered the vehicle with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and you’ve applied for a franchise to turn it into a public utility vehicle with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory …

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MetroExpress P2P

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) recently announced that it is opening 28 new Premium Point-to-Point (P2P) Bus Service routes for interested operators. All 28 routes are distributed through 16 franchise packages, with each package being awarded to one applicant. To be a Premium P2P operator though, the …

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MetroExpress P2P

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has recently filed Memorandum Circular 2019-010, which opens 28 new Premium Point-to-Point (P2P) Bus Service routes, with all 28 routes distributed through 16 franchise packages and with each package being awarded to one applicant. The packages and their respective routes are: Package …

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Commuters going to Zapote from Alabang and vice versa will feel relieved that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has now deployed additional jeepneys on the route, and they’re solar-powered, to boot. The LTFRB, along with South Metro Transport Cooperative and Star 8 Green Technology Corporation, launched an …

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Puerto Princesa PUVMP

With the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) serving as the government’s largest transformational initiative to-date, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has opened two new routes  for it in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The two new routes are Puerto Princesa City to El Nido via the North …

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Lapu-Lapu City PublicUtility Vehicle Modernization Program

As the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) continue to deliver world-class public transportation that is safe, convenient, environment-friendly, and dependable, new routes were launched in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu last Monday, February 18. Through the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the …

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Jeepney

Political advertisements are allowed to be posted on public utility vehicles (PUVs) such as jeepneys, buses and taxis as long as a permit is secured from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). In a statement yesterday, February 19, the LTFRB said operators should secure a permit for posting …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is now accepting new applications for Certificates of Public Convenience (CPC) for operators of air-conditioned taxi services, specifically for 5,000 units that will run in Metro Manila and in its adjacent provinces like Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal. However, one cannot just …

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Angkas

Motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas scored a major victory as the House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow the use of motorcycles as public utility vehicles (PUVs). House Bill 8959 or the ‘Motorcycles-for-Hire Act,’ which consolidated six legislative proposals, defines motorcycles-for-hire …

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