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Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) operators have something to rejoice about, despite still not seeing eye to eye with the government, as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has now made the process of securing a franchise easier than before. According to LTFRB Technical Division head Joel Bolano, …

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LTFRB Chair Martin Delgra

As Metro Manila’s commuting public braces for a ‘transport holiday’ by Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) operators on Monday, July 8, as a sign of protest against the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB), the  Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has invited the Board’s chairman, Atty. Martin Delgra III, to …

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With the appointment of Francis Ray Almora to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Atty. Laird Dionel Urbanozo to the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), the agencies were formally elevated into regional offices not only in the Cordillera Administrative Region but also in the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao …

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Residents and tourists of Boracay Island will not only get to enjoy one of the world’s best beaches, they will now also get to travel around this tropical paradise in utmost comfort, convenience, and safety on board the Isuzu modern public utility vehicles (PUVs). Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s …

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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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