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Transport co-ops dismayed by hike in price of new jeeps

Though remaining supportive of the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program, a group of transport cooperatives has called on the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to regulate the price of the new jeepney units which have been tagged by suppliers at P2.2 million each. The price increase is expected to cut deeply into the finances of […]

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DOTr: No stopping PUV program despite lawmakers’ concerns

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is not slowing down the PUV (public utility vehicle) program despite doubts aired in Congress over the government’s readiness to overhaul this transport sub-sector mainly by replacing aging vehicles with more environment-friendly albeit pricier models. “We shall continue with the [program]. No delays, no postponement; let us get this done,” […]

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PUV modernization schedule ‘a timeline, not a deadline’ — DOTr

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) clarified on Wednesday that the implementation of the PUV modernization program scheduled to begin in March 2019 is “a timeline, not a deadline.” DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport Mark De Leon issued this statement in reaction to reports that  transport officials postponed the implementation PUV modernization program (PUVMP). “The March 2019 […]

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DOTr rushing to process 1,000 applications for modernized jeepneys

Traffic agencies of the government were “working double time” to process the applications of at least 1,000 jeepney drivers to shift to modernized jeepneys, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Tuesday. After the launching of the modernized jeepney under its Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), the DOTr said that more than 1,000 papers would still […]

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Modern ‘king of the road’ sparks debate on FB

After the Department of Transportation (DOTr) rolled out on Monday the first-ever fleet of “modernized jeepneys” under its Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), netizens asked: Is it a jeepney or a bus? In a ceremony, DOTr and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) officials awarded the certificate of approved route for the 15 […]

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Piston mounts 4th transport strike

Militant transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) will mount its fourth strike today against the jeepney modernization program with its leader saying the protests will go on until the government draws up a more “socially just” plan for upgrading the “King of the Road.” Today’s mass action, just like the […]

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DID YOU KNOW: 10,163 jeepneys involved in Metro Manila crashes in 2017

According to the latest Road Crash Statistics Report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System, there were 10,163 public utility jeepneys involved in road crashes in 2017. Of the total, nine drivers were killed while 682 others were injured. There were 11 passengers who died while 1,152 others were […]

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Buses to take place of jeeps hit by ‘Tanggal Bulok’ drive

The government is deploying buses to help out passengers affected by the crackdown on dilapidated and smoke-belching passenger jeepneys and the ever worsening operations of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3). Starting January 30, at least 20 city buses will start plying jeepney routes in areas most affected by the government’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal […]

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Gov’t starts crackdown on dilapidated PUVs

Over 250 drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) are expected to report to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) after they were flagged down on Monday by the Interagency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) as part of the government’s implementation of its PUV modernization program. On the first day of the Department of Transportation’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal […]

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Isuzu rolls out modern jeep prototype

Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) would be doing a pilot run of its modern jeeps early next year to assess the profitability of the venture, a top official said. Joseph Bautista, IPC division head of sales, said the company has already decided to join the government’s eco-public utility vehicle (eco-PUV) program or the replacement of decrepit […]

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Oct 17, 2018

That's what the Land Transportation Office, under Francis Ray Almora, Director for Law Enforcement in the agency will have

Oct 10, 2018

Last weekend’s race proved to be on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting that I just had to write about it again.

Oct 10, 2018

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