Transport regulators are looking into easing traffic woes on major roads by banning the use of old buses. Officials say this is to ensure the road-worthiness of buses, but a group of operators disagrees.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) plans to double up its efforts in preventing buses older then 15 years from being used as public transport.
The tragedy in Nueva Ecija is not the first bus mishap the country has seen this year. It follows other fatal incidents in recent years, with commuters as victims.
The number of injured is yet to be clarified since the total number of passengers is still undetermined.
Transport terminals brace for thousands of passengers heading out of the capital for the Holy Week break.
With passengers flocking bus terminals for the Holy Week, land transport regulators imposed a policy limiting driving hours of passenger bus drivers to only 6 hours.
With the influx of commuters going home this Holy Week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board issued permits to 1182 provincial buses to meet demand.
In yet another scheme to help ease traffic on EDSA, the Metro Manila Development Authority and transport regulators begin closing down illegal and non-compliant bus terminals.
A Senate probe reveals the bus that crashed and killed 15 people in Tanay, Rizal, was nearly twice the allowable age for bus roadworthiness.
Members of transport groups are being criticized by the LTFRB for holding consecutive transport strikes.
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