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As LTFRB Sets Sept. 1 Crackdown Vs 'Colorum' Ride-Sharing Cars, Drivers Raise Concerns

Low proportion of applications point to problems about regulation and attractiveness of TNVS as a business

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced it will launch, yet again, a crackdown against so-called “colorum” or unauthorized ride-sharing cars starting September 1, according to news reports. It had previously announced a similar move, set to begin August ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 24, 2018 07:00:00
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(Infographic) Is LTFRB to Blame for What Grab PH Calls a Ride-Hailing Vehicle Supply Crisis?

The TNVS shortage has reached crisis proportions that Grab says is bound to get worse

If you want to understand why Metro Manila residents are having such a hard time booking rides with Grab in recent months, a quick and easy way is to take a look at the graph in this page on the ride-hailing company’s ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 20, 2018 04:00:00
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Grab Vows to Provide Customers Detailed Breakdown of Fares for Each Trip

Greater transparency among commitments made to regulators to win approval for merger with Uber

Grab passengers will be able to receive a clear and detailed breakdown of their fares by the end of the month, Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu said in a press conference August 10, Friday.Welcoming the Philippine Competition Commission’s (PCC) approval of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 10, 2018 05:00:00
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Grab Drivers Count Their Losses After Fuel Prices Surged and LTFRB Removed Per Minute Charge

Two drivers share their estimates of the impact of recent regulatory changes

In explaining why it has become harder of late for Grab customers in Metro Manila to book a ride, the company’s Philippine country head, Brian Cu, cited the 18.6 percent reduction in available cars—from 43,000 to 35,000—due mainly to delays in the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 03, 2018 06:00:00
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Here's What Metro Manila's Railway Network Could Look Like

A SkyscraperCity.com forum user imagines the planned railways with existing lines

Frustration with the sorry state of public transportation in Metro Manila is as universal as it is tragic. And while the problem does tend to feel eternal and inescapable, there are, in fact, existing efforts to fix it: new bus rapid transit ...

by Esquire Philippines  | April 13, 2018 12:00:00
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