LTFRB chief: Premium Taxi not meant to compete with Uber, GrabCar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Premium Taxi service that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is proposing is not meant to compete with the likes of Uber and GrabCar, an LTFRB official said Friday. LTFRB executive director Roberto Cabrera said, “May mga lumalabas na...

LTFRB ban on old school service vehicles to push through

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday said it will implement the ban on 15-year-old school services when classes start this June. LTFRB chair Winston Ginez said he is not inclined to grant another year of extension despite...

LTFRB to regulate Uber, other taxi apps

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board chairman Winston Ginez said they are planning to regulate taxi booking apps such as Grab Taxi, Easy Taxi and Uber. During a hearing of the House committee on transportation, Ginez said the draft order would...

E-jeeps get LTFRB authority for North Edsa-Katipunan route

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has issued a 90-day provisional authority to a cooperative to operate 13 e-jeeps plying routes in Metro Manila. LTFRB Chairman Winston Ginez on Monday posted images of the provisional authority granted to...

LTFRB to hire 145 inspectors for 400k PUVs

MANILA, Dec 30 (Mabuhay) – Want to help prevent abuses by public utility vehicle drivers or operators? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board may have the right job for you. The LTFRB has sounded off its need for members of its newly created PUV Inspection Unit,...

LTFRB: Don Mariano has no labor compliance certificate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Don Mariano Transit Corp., the company which owns the bus that fell off the Skyway on Monday and left 18 dead, was allowed to operate this year despite not having a labor standards compliance certificate (LSCC). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory...

Palace: Bus tragedies a reminder to common carriers to practice extraordinary diligence

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The deadly bus accidents that killed at least 20 people in the last two days should remind public transport operators of their duty to practice extraordinary diligence, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda also assured the riding...

22 dead as bus plunges off highway

MANILA, December 16, 2013 (AFP) – Twenty-two people were killed when a commuter bus plunged from an elevated highway onto a van in Philippine capital Manila on Monday, police said, warning the death toll could rise. Twenty of those who died in the accident in the sprawling city...