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A local transport cooperative will operate 15 modern coasters under the government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program
(UPDATED) The model developed by Toyota Motor Philippines Inc. (TMPI) costs P998,000 per unit and is targeted to be released before the end of the year. But already, some netizens have given it a thumbs down.
(UPDATED) The vehicle, which will have a capacity of 12-13 passengers, and won't cost more than P1 million, says the transportation secretary
(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority suspends number coding for public utility vehicles on Tuesday, April 23, to help commuters in case railways were damaged in the Luzon earthquake
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade instructs the Office of Transportation Cooperatives to fast-track the approval of accreditation applications for the program
Under pressure from senators and transport leaders, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra agrees in principle to postpone the program scheduled in March 2019
A new ordinance in this city in the Bicol region will train drivers of jeepneys, trimobiles, padyak, and e-trikes to become first responders during road crashes
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board instead promises to fast-track the franchise applications of qualified operators, amid concerns that tourism would be crippled
The bank will provide funding for 5 units dubbed Bagong Jeep, which will seat 24 and come with a speed limiter, CCTV camera, GPS, dashboard camera, and automated fare collection system
Prototypes of environment-friendly vehicles with safety features are showcased at an expo for the PUV modernization program
The government forms Task Force Kamao to apprehend unregistered public utility vehicles
Piston, with No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition, will hold a transport strike from 12:01 am on Monday
Dubbed as 'Sumbong Bulok, Sumbong Usok,' the platform is available on Inter-Agency Council for Traffic's Facebook page for concerned citizens to send reports via Messenger
In a House hearing on the PUV modernization program, Ako Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe says the government should create a separate program that would incentivize local manufacturers
Piston leader George San Mateo takes a swipe at the government for its 'incompetence' in maintaining the Metro Rail Transit Line 3
Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido III says that 'based on the increase in the existing tax law, there should be no immediate need to raise PUV fares'
LTFRB Regional Director asserts transport providers have a stake in the blame for the negative reaction to the fare hike, as they had been undercharging passengers for more than 10 years
A poster at the Aparri van terminal notifies commuters that starting January 26, van operators will start charging P204, or more than double the current fare of P100 for a trip to Tuguegarao City
Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas to give free rides to affected commuters
'It can be in the form of modernized jeepneys, it can be buses, almost anything,' says Grab Philippines public affairs manager Leo Gonzales
Senator Grace Poe says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade must attend a Senate hearing to explain how the government is going to help operators shoulder the cost of modernizing their jeepneys
The groups condemn the 'illegal and arbitrary' arrest of transport leader George San Mateo on Tuesday, December 5. Senator Grace Poe says it's even 'unclear what exactly San Mateo violated.'
'The Duterte government and the transport agencies have been exposed... hence their efforts to stifle the movements against [the PUV modernization program],' says Kadamay
(3rd UPDATE) Piston calls off the planned nationwide transport strike after Senator Grace Poe's appeal to discuss their concerns in a Senate hearing
The Department of Transportation warns jeepney operators and drivers that their franchises and licenses would be canceled if they join the strike
Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos says motor vehicle inspection will also begin in January
Vice President Leni Robredo says doing so would allow the government to know how stakeholders truly feel about the PUV modernization program and, in turn, explain their decisions to the public
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IBON Foundation and AGHAM - Advocates for Science and Technology for the People say the program does not address the 'lack of public mass transport system'
Transportation officials say President Rodrigo Duterte gave a deadline merely to press the 'urgency' of the PUV modernization program
In a House briefing, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board also could not tell lawmakers how many jeepney drivers would be displaced
Representatives from both sides – the government and transportation groups – have been invited to the transportation committee's hearing
Watch the briefing live on Rappler on Thursday, October 19
Public utility vehicles are now prohibited from loading and unloading passengers in front of Robinsons Metro East and Sta Lucia East Grand Mall
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also claims Piston is a 'legal front' of the communists and is committing rebellion through the two-day transport strike
The Department of Transportation shows what the updated jeepneys will look like
(UPDATED) Piston says the strike will continue on Tuesday, October 17, in all Metro Manila cities and 20 provinces
Transport group Piston says a million Filipinos in the PUJ industry would be 'displaced' if the jeepney modernization program pushes through
(UPDATED) Transport group PISTON says thousands of jeepney operators and drivers from the various provinces and areas will join the transport strike on Monday and Tuesday
(UPDATED) What are the contingency plans for the two-day nationwide transport strike?
The Department of Transportation questions the motives behind transport strikes, and also denies that the PUV modernization program is 'anti-poor'
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and private groups will use the hashtag to monitor reports shared by stranded commuters
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan says only companies with millions of pesos in capital can afford the proposed 'fleet management system'
Drivers of buses, jeepneys, taxis, and ride-hailing services like Grab and Uber will be included in a memorandum circular on mandatory drug testing
The Department of Transportation signs a memorandum of understanding with the Development Bank of the Philippines to provide loans to PUV cooperatives for the purchase of new vehicles
The DOTr urges public utility vehicle operators to ensure good service while the LTFRB says the popularity of ride hailing firms should be taken as a wake up call
Public transportation groups say their members should also be spared from apprehension while waiting for the approval of their franchise applications
The Department of Transportation plans to phase out old PUVs make changes in the franchising system update routes and provide training for drivers
President Rodrigo Duterte intends to listen to jeepney drivers and operators protesting the transportation department s plan to retire outmoded public utility vehicles