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The joint operation between the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) against taxi units operating illegally within its four airport terminals has resulted in 86 impounded vehicles. The figure was shared by MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal as part of his office’s …

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Grab Driver

As promised, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has resumed the processing of transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) applications last Monday, March 5.  Originally, the processing of new applications for TNVS units was to start on February 5 but Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade‘s postponed to …

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A number of bus operators have filed for a petition to increase both the minimum fare and the succeeding kilometer rate for ordinary and air-conditioned buses that operate within Metro Manil and the provincial routes. The Southern Luzon Bus Operators Association, the Nagkakaisang Samahan ng Nangangasiwa ng Panlalawigang Bus sa …

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Grab Driver

In its latest Memorandum Circular (MC) numbered 2018-005 which it filed yesterday, February 12, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has set the common supply base for the number of Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) units operating within Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Pampanga, as well as imposed …

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Grab Driver

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has reportedly pushed back the processing of new applications for transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) units to March 5, following Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade‘s order to review the LTFRB’s recently-issued memorandum which restricts the total number of TNVS units …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suspended seven bus units of provincial bus operator Partas Transportation following a fatal Christmas Day crash in Agoo, La Union with a jeepney that claimed 20 lives–including that of six children and an infant–all of whom were passengers in the jeepney. …

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    The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) recently approved a resolution that will open missionary routes for the residents of Tacloban City in Leyte to establish “an efficient, reliable, and safe mass transport service” in areas that were devastated by super …

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EDSA High Occupancy Vehicle

With the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) planned dry-run of its proposed High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane on EDSA scheduled to take place tomorrow, December 11, 2017, starting at 6 a.m., the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) shared that it supports the program.  “The essence of HOV is shared use …

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Jeepney

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday, October 17, said that they will be canceling the franchise of those who participated in the two-day transport strike. Board member Aileen Lizada confirmed that they will be canceling the franchise of those who joined for violating the LTFRB MC …

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Modern Jeepneys

While the country is experiencing the two-day transport strike, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) urged the protesters to discuss the issues pertaining to PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP). The two-day transport strike–held yesterday, October 17 and today, October 18–was initiated by jeepney drivers and …

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Uber

Transport network vehicle service Uber is reportedly planning to implement by December 7, 2017, a surcharge for customers headed to the southern part of Metro Manila via the Skyway and South Luzon Expressway “to make sure that Partner-Drivers are able to cover for their costs in a sustainable manner.” The …

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smartphone dashboard camera

A pending measure at the House of Representatives named House Bill No. 6265, also known as the Dashboard Camera Act of 2017,  seeks to make dashboard cameras or ‘dashcams’ mandatory to all vehicles. If passed, the bill will require all manufacturers to equip their vehicles with dashcams before putting them …

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Grab Uber Logos

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) certainly has its hands full with transport network vehicle services (TNVS) issues these days. This month, the government franchising agency plans to release a new set of rules and regulations to govern the app-based transport industry. According to LTFRB board member Aileen …

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A driver of a provincial bus liner sideswiped the vehicle of Department of Transportation (DOTr) undersecretary and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Tim Orbos. The untoward incident occurred last Monday, August 8 on EDSA, Manila’s main thoroughfare. The driver now faces suspension for his actions. Jundy Javier, driver …

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The Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) deputized traffic enforcers from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), giving them the authority to apprehend Uber drivers who continue to operate in the wake of the franchising agency’s suspension order. During an interview, MMDA operations manager Bong Nebrija mentioned that a number …

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