Want a PUV franchise? Plant a tree first

Mariejo S. Ramos 11/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will start requiring transport cooperatives, corporations and individual operators with at least 10 public utility vehicles (PUVs) to plant trees before they apply for new franchises…

DOTr: Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project should push through

Catherine Gonzales 10/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system should push through despite the call of Senator Nancy Binay to reconsider the project, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said Monday. “We feel that it should be continued…

Tugade ‘personally’ disagrees with LTO’s bid for e-scooter registration

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said he personally disagrees with the proposal on registration of electric and gas-powered scooters, citing issues for motor registration during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Ayaw ko pangunahan pero kung tatanungin mo…

DOTr’s Tugade asked: Probe LTO-7’s Caindec

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A good governance watchdog group has asked Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade to probe the Central Visayas director of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-7) over complaints of delays in the processing and release of…

Tugade: Domestic air travel to resume, if LGUs allow

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has given the green light for the resumption of commercial air travels in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), provided that the receiving local government units where the…

Tugade eyes passengers ships as ‘floating quarantine hospitals’

Christia Marie Ramos 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government is now coordinating with ship owners and operators for the use of their private passenger vessels as “floating quarantine hospitals” as medical facilities reach full capacity for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. In…

Cebu City gov’t backs monorail project; Labella assures CCDC endorsement to Neda

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella expressed his full support to the monorail project, which the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has planned to be the backbone of the Integrated Intermodal Transportation System (IITS) in…

Usec. De Leon is DOTr’s Visayas representative

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 07/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) named a new representative for the Visayas to streamline projects for the region. Undersecretary Mark Richmund de Leon, DOTr officer-in-charge, was named as the representative of the Visayas…

Tugade: TWG to study feasibility of motorcycles as public transport

Inquirer.net 12/22/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed the formation of a technical working group (TWG) that would study the feasibility of using motorcycles as public transportation. The TWG, he said, will consist…

Tugade: Naia runway mishap an eye-opener for airport mgmt

Inquirer.net 08/18/2018

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Saturday described as an “eye-opener” the runway mishap that affected the normal operations of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). “This incident served as an eye-opener — a reminder for us to…

Tugade wants runway repairs ‘done right away’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/26/2018

TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur Tugade has urged officials of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to repair portions of the airport’s runway. During an inspection yesterday morning, potholes were discovered along the runway due to the recent rains in…

Tugade to push with phaseout of old units

Inquirer.net 06/17/2018

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) has stood firm on its stand to proceed with the modernization plan for public utility vehicles (PUVs). Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said on Sunday that he would not be threatened to pull…

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