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Drivers petition for jeepney fare hike

As taxi rates across the city shot up, a group of jeepney drivers and operators along with several individuals petitioned the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to raise the current rate of P8.50 for the first four kilometers to P14.00 for the first four kilometers. The current P1.40 per succeeding kilometer was earlier proposed to be raised to P2.00 but the petitioners left it to the board to decide on the matter.

Baguio truck ban exempts flower delivery

BAGUIO CITY — Three trucks that will be ferrying flowers to Metro Manila this Valentine season are exempted from Baguio City’s truck ban from February 9 to 14.

Taas pasahe ng PUV sa Cagayan, epekto ng bagong TRAIN law

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — Sinalubong ng batikos mula sa mga mananakay at mga tsuper ang biglaang taas-pasahe na ipinatupad ng ilang ruta ng PUV sa Cagayan pagkatapos ito aprubahan ng Land Transportation Regulatory and Franchising Board (LTFRB).

The crucial role of public transport

As generally understood, public transport refers to various modes of transportation that have the following common attributes: (a) they are readily available to the general public; (b) they usually (but not always) run along fixed routes with defined stops, with passenger fares set accordingly; and (c) they usually (but not always) run based on a scheduled timetable.

Letters: Baguio traffic and the ASEAN summit

I was in Manila during the ASEAN Summit.The traffic solution in the Metropolis was to suspend classes and work, and it worked somehow for the traffic. However not totally a sound solution as Manila folks went up to Baguio and created horrendous increase in traffic and apparently not anticipated by the City Government.

History of land transport in the Philippines (4/4)

The infamous Marcos era from 1966 to 1986, including the 14 years of fascist dictatorship, saw the further worsening of semi-colonial and semi-feudal system despite superficial indicators of economic growth. Viewed as factors for changes in the transportation system, the overall trends established in the past period continued. These include a fast-growing population and chaotic urbanization, the dominance of export-oriented production amid the exhaustion of frontiers, deepening semi-feudalism, and rural stagnation devoid of real industrialization.

History of land transport in the Philippines (3/4)

The early post-World War II or pre-Marcos period (1946-1965) saw basically the continuation and intensification of the semi-feudal socioeconomic system in the whole country, under the neocolonial setup and the acceleration of “growth trends” (actually the seeds of crises) that emerged before the war. In this section, we focus more specifically on the impacts of urbanization as seen in Metro Manila, and the impacts of the nationwide expansion of roads and motor vehicles.

History of land transport in the Philippines (2/4)

The bigger and more dramatic push was in building railways. In 1875, the Spanish government authorized a Manila committee to propose railways projects. Three lines were suggested, totaling 1,730 km of track: the Manila-Dagupan line (which was to be extended later to Laoag); the Manila-Bicol line, which would reach Albay; and the Manila-Batangas route that would reach Taal town.

Tigil-pasada sa CV, matagumpay

SANTIAGO CITY — Nagwelga ang 335 na drayber ng pampasaherong jeep sa Cagayan Valley bilang pakikiisa sa pambansang tigil-pasada noong ika-16-17 ng Oktubre laban sa jeepney phaseout at pagkontrol ng mga monopolyong korporasyon sa pampublikong transportasyon.

Drivers speak up on jeepney phaseout

BAGUIO CITY — The proposed PUV modernization plan of the Duterte government has been widely denounced by jeepney drivers and operators nationwide. This has been marked by a two-day transport strike in Metro Manila and other cities.