Political intramurals and transport alternatives

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 05/24/2018

Though it appeared that he didn’t make a big deal out of it, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s statement that being snubbed and excluded from the meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte and other local officials was a…

TRANSPORT GROUPS SEEK FARE HIKE

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/22/2018

AMID FUEL PRICE INCREASE Following the series of oil price hikes being implemented by petroleum companies, transport groups in Cebu are pushing anew for an increase in the minimum fare of public utility jeepneys (PUJs). A fare…

Transport remedy

Editorial 05/21/2018

The confirmation that several upgraded passenger electronic jeepneys or e-jeepneys are scheduled to operate in the streets of Metro Cebu should hopefully provide enough incentive for other transport groups to follow suit and acquire their own units.…

Cebu transport group voices support for BRT

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/28/2018

AFTER the Cebu business community and a Cebu-based urban poor group, it’s now the turn of Cebu’s largest transport group to voice their support for Cebu City’s embattled Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. In a Facebook post,…

City Council to establish Local Public Transport Route Plan

Morexette Erram 04/09/2018

Cebu City Councilor Pastor Alcover Jr. has proposed a resolution urging Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to establish a Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) Team to address the worsening traffic condition in Cebu City. It was…

Militant transport group to stage picket Monday

Jessa Mae O. Sotto and Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/15/2018

YET another protest action will be held by the Cebu chapter of the militant transport group Piston to oppose the government’s mass transport modernization program next Monday. The transport group will stage a picket in front of…

Better mass transport options

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 03/08/2018

Too bad I was unable to attend the recent road show staged by the regional office of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) featuring the electric passenger jeepneys that will soon be rolled out to…

Modernizing transport

Editorial 02/26/2018

Last Wednesday’s launching of the Passenger Jeepney Modernization program by the Regional Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) should hopefully be the start not only for comfortable and convenient travel for commuters but a rationalization of…

Tourists urged: Use only legitimate transport providers

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/23/2018

TOURISTS should scrutinize transport providers beyond what they are told by drivers or owners before booking transport services. Alice Queblatin, president of the Cebu Alliance of Tour Operations Specialists (Catos), said tourists should make sure that transport…

TRAIN LAW JITTERS

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/03/2018

Public wary of transport group’s plan to push for P6 fare hike, shocked over soft drinks’ price increase High school teacher Arnel Cortes takes a jeepney from his home in Barangay Guizo, Mandaue City and then rides…

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