Lapu-Lapu offers ‘Libreng Sakay’

Futch Anthony Inso 07/12/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government is offering free rides for commuters under their Libreng Sakay program. In a Facebook post, Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that this is being done to help commuters cope with the …

Mandaue gov’t, transport providers discuss plans to allow standing passengers in MPUJs

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/07/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The possibility of allowing a maximum of five standing passengers in modern public utility jeepneys (MPUJ) plying the intra-city routes of Mandaue during peak hours was discussed in a meeting on Wednesday, July 6, 2022…

LTFRB-7 reminds PUVs: Students, PWDs still entitled to fare discount

Delta Letigio 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) is reminding public utility vehicles that students and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are still entitled to 20-percent fare discount. LTFRB-7 Director Eduardo Montealto, Jr., said…

LTFRB-7: Buses still needed in Cebu City despite deployment of more modern PUJs

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite the planned deployment of more modern public utility jeepneys (PUJs) here, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) said the reinforcement of buses is still needed to help…

Still no PUJs in Mandaue anytime soon

Immae Lachica 06/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Commuters in Mandaue City shouldn’t expect public utility jeepneys back anytime soon as the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) says there is still no plan of allowing them to operate in the city. Lawyer Jamaal…

Labella appoints three focal persons for BRT project

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella appointed Engineer Kenneth Carmelita Enriquez, the city engineer; Lawyer June Maratas, head of the Department of General Services (DGS); and Engineer Joel Reston as the focal persons for the Bus…

E-Train goes on a road test around NRA

Nestle L. Semilla 02/01/2017

THE hybrid electric road train donated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) went on a test drive yesterday. The road e-train, which is composed of five coaches, traversed the S. Osmeña Road in the company…

Traffic, business and cars

Aileen Garcia-Yap, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/28/2016

With more new vehicles on the road, business leaders cite traffic solutions to avoid losses While the increasing number of cars or vehicles sold every year indicates positive economic growth, a business group leader is encouraging the…

LGUs’ role in resolving traffic

Editorial 11/23/2016

Would taking mass transportation at least once a week make Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and his directors more than capable of making sound policy decisions on traffic management? That was one of the provisions of House Bill…

BRT and the Cebuano commuter

Atty. Rafael Yap 07/26/2016

There is a lot of anticipation, frustration even, from Cebuanos over the long delayed implementation of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project. However, there is a need to educate stakeholders on what BRT actually is since it…

A crisis in public transportation

07/05/2016

Perhaps the most interesting news for traffic managers and motorists in Cebu last week (other than the heavy downpour that caused massive traffic here in the metropolis) was Senate Bill No. 11 filed by Sen. Franklin Drilon…

BRT to later replace MyBus

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Vanessa Claire Lucero 01/23/2016

THERE will be Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes that will eventually lead to the Mactan airport in the years ahead. This will coome  after the main BRT system from Bulacao to Talamban becomes operational in 2018, said …

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