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LTFRB drafting guidelines on resumption of provincial bus operations — DOTr exec

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is ironing out the guidelines on the resumption of provincial bus operations, an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Monday.

“Inaayos na po ng LTFRB ‘yan and I think baka po within the week ay maglabas na po ang LTFRB po ng kanilang guidelines para diyan po,” DOTr Undersecretary Artemio Tuazon Jr. said at the Laging Handa briefing.

The DOTr earlier said the resumption of public transportation would be done in phases amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

So far, the government allowed the operation of trains, jeepneys, taxis, transport network vehicle services, UV express units, tricycles, shuttle services, point-to-point buses, and augmentation buses in the National Capital Region (NCR) though on a limited capacity.

The LTFRB recently allowed the deployment of additional 1,159 traditional public utility jeepneys to ply 28 routes in NCR beginning on Monday. — Virgil Lopez/RSJ, GMA News