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Ridesharing firm Grab Philippines said it did not deactivate hatchback cars operating as transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) units with complete documents from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “Hindi kami nag-deactivate ng hatchback na may papeles. If hatchbacks sila na walang papeles, they fall within the same …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) urged parent of school children to use only authorized school bus services to ensure the safety of their young ones. The agency also asked school bus operators this school year to add a dashboard and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to their fleet, …

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Starting next week, we can expect more difficulty in booking for a ride when using the Grab app. This as Grab announces that it will deactivate at least 8,000 Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) units who have failed to submit proof that they have provisional authority (PA) from the Land …

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Bus Terminal

A commuters’ welfare group is asking the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to convert the franchises of provincial buses going to Metro Manila into city bus operations to serve commuters that might be affected by the planned closure of provincial bus terminals along Epifanio …

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The leadership of the House Committee of Metro Manila Development (MMD) recently lauded the suspension of the planned point-to-point scheme implementation of UV Express units. House Committee chair Winston Castelo lauded the move of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), saying that it will provide stakeholders of the …

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Grab Driver

Good news for those who are looking to get into the Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) business! The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will accept 10,000 new TNVS units applicants “starting on June 10, 2019.” Although no mention was made as to what region/s is/are covered by the …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suspended for two weeks the planned implementation of a memo circular that limits UV Express vehicles to point-to-point (P2P) operations. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary for Communication Goddes Hope Libiran said Memo Circular 2019-025, which abolishes the 2-kilometer radius from …

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MetroExpress P2P

In March, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) opened up 28 new Premium Point-to-Point (P2P) Bus Service routes for prospective transport companies to apply for through 16 franchise packages. Of the 38 bus companies that applied for the 28 routes, only six were deemed as “qualified” by the …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) must designate loading and unloading points for UV Express units to ensure ease of travel among passengers following the issuance of its latest directive limiting their operations on a point to point basis, a commuters’ welfare advocate said.  “Our suggestion is that …

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After stating that it will stand firm behind the proposed provincial bus ban on EDSA despite the election of new mayors in the Metro, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is sort of taking back its word in a way by saying it is now considering window hours for provincial …

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Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Atty. Martin Delgra III has signed Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2019-025 which orders all UV Express Service vehicles to “strictly operate on a point-to-point basis at their designated terminals on the route specified in their CPCs (Certificate of Public Convenience).” In short, UV …

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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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Passengers may soon be able to use sanitary facilities and restrooms in land transportation terminals for free. The proposal embodied in House Bill 725 already elicited the approval of the Senate and has been transmitted to Malacanang for the approval and signature of President Rodrigo Duterte. The late Rep. Maximo …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a suspension order against bus company Elavil Tours Phils. Inc. after one of its buses figured in a serious road accident in Quezon province. The Board also instructed the bus firm to provide a reason not to suspend or revoke …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) called for a dialogue with representatives from various Transport Network Companies (TNCs) to discuss a new TNC policy of imposing Cancellation and No-Show fees amounting to PHP50 to passengers who cancel their bookings five minutes after being assigned to a driver and …

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