• LTFRB-CAR cracks down on old buses


    BAGUIO CITY: The Land Transportation Regulatory and Franchising Board (LTFRB) will intensify its monitoring of the road worthiness of public utility vehicles to ensure public safety. LTFRB Chairman Winston Ginez said he had directed his regional directors to intensify physical inventory and inspection of public utility vehicles, especially provincial buses plying long routes, to ensure that they are safe, dependable and environment-friendly. He emphasized the Department of Transportation and Communication’s (DOTC) moratorium that only buses below 15 years old can be renewed or registered for public transport service. For taxi and UV van express, the DOTC has a 13-year phase-out policy, Ginez said. The board has also increased accident claims from P75,000 to P150,000 under its Passenger Accident Liability Insurance (PALI) program.
    Gaby B. Keith


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