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Rappler's latest stories on premium taxi


LTFRB sets final projects for Aquino's term

Jan 05, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The LTFRB is making a final push for projects like premium buses and taxis with deals eyed to go beyond 2016

FINAL PUSH. With 6 months remaining before the end of the current administration, LTFRB pushes for the extension of premium point-to-point bus services, jeepney modernization program, the IT PPP deal installation, among others.

Bam Aquino seeks to clarify new policies on Uber, GrabCar

Aug 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM

There is a need to delineate and clarify policies on application based ride sharing services the senator says

UNCLEAR POLICIES. There is a lack of communication between DOTC and LTFRB on new policies on application-based ride-sharing service providers

Uber files for accreditation with PH gov't

Aug 17, 2015 - 6:54 PM

I believe the review process of the application takes a few days We don t foresee any issues says Uber’s communication head for Southeast Asia

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Aug 14, 2015 - 5:35 PM

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Letter to DOTC, LTFRB: We're the ones braving the harsh streets of Manila

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:05 PM

Times are changing And we need our government agencies to keep up We all understand the need for regulation so long as it not at the cost of innovation

GRIDLOCK. Traffic along NLEX in Balintawak, Caloocan City on September 5, 2014. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

LTFRB clarifies Premium Taxi timing, unregistered Uber clampdown

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Neither DOTC nor LTFRB owns Premium Taxis We just regulate them LTFRB chief Winston Ginez clarifies

MISINFORMED. There has been confused social media outrage on the timing of Premium Taxi category public consultation and scheduled unregistered Uber, GrabCar clampdown, LTFRB's Winston Ginez says. File photo from Agence France-Presse

LTFRB to start unregistered Uber, GrabCar clampdown

Aug 11, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Starting August 21 unregistered GrabCar and Uber vehicles will be fined P200 000 and impounded for 3 months LTFRB says

NATIONWIDE CLAMPDOWN. After 3 months since the legalization of online ride-sharing services, there are still operators who have not yet applied for accreditation

PH taxi industry protests new rules

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:27 PM

The government says taxi operators should improve and modernize their services rather than fight regulations

TAXI PROTEST. DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal says if regular taxi cabs cannot beat ride-sharing service providers, like Uber, they should join them. File photo by Rappler

DOTC lays down rules for new transport categories

May 13, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The rules will guide companies that want to operate under the 4 new transport categories: Transportation Network Vehicle Service TNVS Premium Taxi Airport Bus and Bus Rapid Transit

"We view technological innovation as a driver for progress, especially in transportation where it can provide safer and more convenient commuting options to the public," DOTC secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says. File photo by Uber

Taxis beware: Gov't introduces 4 new transport categories

May 11, 2015 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED The new transport categories are meant to ease traffic congestion not kill the taxi industry DOTC says

In PH, Uber, GrabTaxi get license to work nationwide

May 10, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The new classification will allow popular services like Uber and GrabCar to operate within the regulatory framework