MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday, March 5, ordered the suspension of 5 buses of Mayamy Transport following an accident that injured at least 11 people.
LTFRB Chairman Winston Ginez told Rappler the preventive suspension would last for 30 days beginning March 5.
The 5 bus units will be brought to the Land Transportation Office’s Motor Vehicle Inspection Service to be checked for roadworthiness.
Over the weekend, a Mayamy bus traversing north Fairview hit the center island of the road and crossed over to the other lane, hitting 8 vehicles. In 2013, a Mayamy bus hit the concrete post of the Metro Rail Transit along EDSA in Quezon City.
Happening now mayamy bus transit hits 8 vehicles here in fairview qc @TVPatrol pic.twitter.com/yjE268CliW— Biem rojas (@BiemRojas) March 1, 2014
The LTFRB has suspended several bus companies in the past, following their involvement in accidents. The board cancelled the franchise of Don Mariano after one of its buses plunged off the southbound lane of the elevated Skyway in December 2013. Ginez said Don Mariano failed to follow the rules and regulations of its franchise.
Recently, the LTFRB also suspended operations of GV Florida Transport after one of its buses fell into a ravine in Bontoc, Mt. Province, killing 14 people on site. The LTFRB is due to decide on the case of Florida transport on or before March 14, said Ginez. – Bea Cupin/Rappler.com
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