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Ex-chairman Ginez urges LTFRB: Listen to Uber, Grab users

Jul 18, 2017 - 6:35 PM

This comes after WeWantGrabUber trends for the second day and a petition supporting app based transport services gets more than 100 000 signatures

COMMUTER IS KING. Former LTFRB chief Winston Ginez says users need to be heard in the discussion on regulating transport network companies. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Uber's carpool service aims to move more people in fewer cars

Jun 15, 2016 - 12:41 PM

uberPOOL aims to provide passengers with cheaper fares while using fewer cars – its contribution to help ease Metro Manila s traffic woes

CARPOOLING WITH TECHNOLOGY. Uber launches its latest service, uberPOOL, which aims to move more people with fewer cars. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

LTFRB rejects Grab plea to resume GrabBike operations

Mar 04, 2016 - 4:47 PM

LTFRB says bike services may not be considered alternative public transport due to safety reasons

LAST RIDE. The Philippine government rejects Grab Philippines' petition to resume operations of GrabBike. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LTFRB to arrest GrabBike drivers

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:13 PM

During a hearing the LTFRB chief books a GrabBike ride to prove that the service is still ongoing despite a cease and desist order

APPREHENDED. The LTFRB apprehended a GrabBike driver on Wednesday, March 2. The motorcycle-hailing service continued operations despite a cease and desist order. Photo from the LTFRB

Air21 launches premium NAIA buses Wednesday

Feb 16, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Seven buses will start bringing passengers to 3 NAIA terminals

MORE CONVENIENT TRAVEL. Premium airport buses will soon be a reality

LTFRB to provincial buses: Install GPS by end-April

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:57 PM

For Metro Manila public utility buses operators have until August 30 to install and register their GPS devices

CARNAGE. Rescue workers extract the bodies of still unidentified persons from a wrecked bus that flew off the Metro Manila Skyway due to overspeeding in December, 2013. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Lawmakers to GrabBike: Cease 'illegal' operations

Feb 03, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Grab says while it will comply once it receives the order it also wants to work with transport authorities to craft regulations specifically for the motorcycle service

TWO-WHEEL BATTLE. The LTFRB orders the suspension of the GrabBike service because there are currently no guidelines regulating the ride-hailing service. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Could this be GrabBike’s last ride in the Philippines?

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:07 AM

With the Philippine land transport regulator s order to suspend GrabBike operations many motorbike drivers and commuters are disappointed

TWO-WHEEL BATTLE. Until the government creates new rules for motorbike services, four-wheeled vehicles will remain the king of the streets in Metro Manila. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LTFRB orders jeepney fare cut anew

Jan 21, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The temporary rollback or provisional reduction comes as oil prices continue to drop

ROLLBACK. Jeepney passengers in Metro Manila, Region 3, and Region 4 will enjoy a P0.50 fare reduction starting January 22, 2016. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

A long, winding road for better Metro Manila transport

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Several infrastructure deals that are seen to solve the nightmarish Metro Manila traffic are still hounded by delays

LONG, WINDING ROAD. Most projects that are supposed to solve the horrendous Metro Manila traffic have snagged delays by policy U-turns and legal roadblocks. Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

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.

LTFRB to clarify effectivity of TRO on Uber, GrabCar applications

Dec 09, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The Solicitor General will file a motion for clarification before the court to determine the TRO s date of effectivity

CASH BOND. Petitioner STOP and GO needs to secure P300,000 ($6,351.89) cash bond for the TRO to be in effect

Lawyer to netizens: Read up on LTFRB-Uber issue

Aug 16, 2015 - 3:04 PM

How should the government deal with alternative transportation services like Uber?

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 Uber: No one is above the law

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:13 PM

In a viral Facebook post an automotive journalist alleges that LTFRB and DOTC are starting their own service called Premium Taxi which is just another racket and another inept way of reinventing the wheel

UBER MANILA. Screen shot from Uber website

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

Air21 becomes 1st premium NAIA bus service operator

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:42 PM

Air21 will spend P420 million to operate more than 40 modern airport buses servicing Ninoy Aquino International Airport s 4 terminals

FIRST OPERATOR. Only Air21 of the three bidders qualify to be Ninoy Aquino International Airport's first premium bus service operator

LTFRB opens bid for NAIA bus services

Jul 03, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The airport bus service will initially have 2 bus routes to and from the 3 NAIA terminals

MORE CONVENIENT TRAVEL. Airport buses "should have fixed schedules and off-street stops, low-floor height and adequate luggage space, CCTV cameras, GPS device, free WiFi, and must run on Euro V or clean alternative fuel." Photo from Wikipedia

UNA slams LP for plotting Comelec 'takeover'

Apr 10, 2015 - 5:54 PM

I don t respond to these things Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says after UNA accuses Roxas of dipping his hands in Comelec

'NATIONAL RECONCILIATION.' This is how Senator Loren Legarda describes the photo she snapped of the two bitter rivals. File photo by Senator Loren Legarda

Fast, convenient: EDSA express buses hit the road

Mar 23, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Fifty buses with limited stops along EDSA begin their pilot run promising faster travel time to passengers traveling from Quezon City to Makati or Pasay

Photo by Joseph Albano

March 31 registration deadline for GPS providers – LTFRB

Mar 13, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Installing an in vehicle GPS device is meant to reduce accidents due to overspeeding buses

P10 reduction in taxi flag down rate effective March 9

Mar 06, 2015 - 3:31 PM

UPDATED Thanks to prevailing low oil prices in the world market the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board slashes P10 from the current P40 taxi flag down rate

Fixing traffic: Jeeps eyed as feeders to bus routes

Mar 05, 2015 - 3:24 PM

The transport franchising agency seeks to get jeepneys out of main routes where they cause traffic while carrying less passengers than buses can

EDSA express bus to connect passengers to LRT, MRT

Mar 04, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The project dubbed Express Connect aims to carry commuters faster along EDSA making only one stop or two from starting point to destination

FUTURE OF EXPRESS BUS. A photo from transport agencies' presentation on the future of express buses in the Philippines.

LTFRB to pilot test GPS in buses to regulate speed

Mar 04, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Under the scheme a public bus will be installed with a GPS device and communication system that will continuously send speed and location data to authorities

CARNAGE. Rescue workers extract the bodies of still unidentified persons from the wrecked bus in December, 2013. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

LTFRB approves P1-jeepney fare rollback in NCR

Dec 11, 2014 - 10:56 AM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board cites the spate of oil price rollbacks in approving a provisional reduction in the minimum jeepney fare in Metro Manila

ROLLBACK? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will hear a lawmaker’s petition to reduce the jeepney fare to P8 following diesel price rollbacks. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

Q and A: Can Uber and PH taxi owners reach a compromise?

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Rappler talks to PH National Taxi Operators Association president Bong Suntay to find out why they’re raising the alarm over Uber

NEW TECHNOLOGY. The Philippine government now tries to find out if it can regulate 'online-based transportation services' such as Uber.

Taxi operators: Regulate Uber services, prices

Nov 24, 2014 - 12:23 PM

National taxi operators group says they have nothing against technology but noted they are against using private vehicles to provide public service

Uber car driver. File/Rappler

Should the PH government regulate Uber?

Nov 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

On Monday the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board holds a public hearing to figure out if it can and how it should regulate ‘online enabled transportation services’ like Uber

Philippine congressmen want Uber to stop operations ASAP

Nov 17, 2014 - 8:31 PM

While clarifying they are not against the car sharing service lawmakers want Uber to immediately cease operations while they try to figure out whether to regulate it and how

UBER MANILA. Screen shot from Uber website

Palace steps into row between LTFRB, mayors, MMDA

Aug 05, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras will meet with the concerned parties this week to arrive at a common ground that will break the impasse

MMDA: LTFRB to blame for Katipunan traffic

Jul 31, 2014 - 4:50 PM

The MMDA says heavy traffic along Katipunan avenue is the ill fated outcome of the LTFRB s recent memo on trucks for hire

Transport groups ask SC to stop higher fines

Jun 10, 2014 - 7:06 PM

The groups want the Supreme Court to declare as unconstitutional the order issued by the DOTC and its attached agencies

HIGHER FINES. Transport groups want the Supreme Court to issue a TRO on a joint administrative order issued by the DOTC and its attached agencies. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

LTFRB to jeep operators: No fare matrix, no fare hike

Jun 10, 2014 - 4:43 PM

The fare hike for jeepneys takes effect on June 14

FARE HIKE. Jeepney operators and groups get copies of the new fare matrix from the LTFRB. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LTFRB on social media 'rumor': No disguised Florida buses

Apr 25, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Chairman Winston Ginez says the board gave permission to another bus line – TransportPro Services – to temporarily use GV Florida terminals Florida s suspension stays

LTFRB tells Makati: No permit, no shuttle service

Apr 22, 2014 - 8:48 PM

Makati says it has the power to provide transportation services based on the Local Government Code

LTFRB suspends permit of bus firm in Commonwealth accident

Apr 10, 2014 - 9:45 AM

The LTFRB says it will not hesitate to take immediate action against erring bus firms to protect public safety

LTFRB revokes franchise of bus firm in SLEX accident

Mar 27, 2014 - 3:01 PM

LTFRB chief Winston Ginez says SCCI was given a chance to pursue an extension of its Certificate of Public Convenience

LTFRB rejects 50-centavo provisional fare hike

Mar 25, 2014 - 4:33 PM

The LTFRB says the proposed rate hike lacked merit since diesel prices have remained below P45 per liter

Faulty brakes caused accident; Florida buses suspended

Mar 14, 2014 - 2:41 PM

UPDATED GV Florida s suspension may be lifted as long as it complies with the LTFRB s conditions

CASUALTIES. A bus carrying 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing at least 14 people on-site. File photo by Rappler

LTFRB permanently revokes permit of 2 bus firms

Mar 07, 2014 - 1:32 PM

While we recognize the financial effect on the part of the employees of the two bus companies the rule of law must prevail above all

5 Mayamy buses suspended after Commonwealth crash

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The preventive suspension which begins March 5 will last for 30 days

KILLER HIGHWAY. Commonwealth Avenue has been the site of many frequent road accidents. Photo from Wikipedia.

LTFRB: Florida bus was 'private' vehicle

Feb 19, 2014 - 5:49 PM

A hearing conducted by the LTFRB on February 19 reveals that the ill fated bus that killed 14 people in Bontoc was not approved for use as a public utility vehicle

Aquino calls road safety meet after successive accidents

Feb 10, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Malacañang says imposing stiffer penalties on erring bus lines will be up to Congress but thinks the cancellation of a franchise is a severe enough penalty

CASUALTIES. A Florida Transport bus carrying at least 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing 14, including comedian Arvin "Tado" Jimenez. Photo by Rappler

Don Mariano buses may be sold – and be back on the road

Jan 15, 2014 - 9:28 PM

The LTFRB says newer buses of Don Mariano are still fit for public transportation but should be operated under a valid franchise

FRANCHISE CANCELLED. Don Mariano's newer buses can still be used by other bus companies for public transportation – as long as they get the LTFRB's approval. File photo by EPA

Public servants, take the train!

Jan 11, 2014 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED Filipino officials who regularly take public transportation are rare Most officials prefer to travel by car

Understaffed LTFRB to audit public buses nationwide

Dec 19, 2013 - 9:37 PM

The gargantuan task will fall on the laps of 400 employees nationwide against the more than 400 000 public buses

BUS AUDIT. The LTFRB is set to conduct a nationwide audit of the country's public buses. File photo by Rappler