Browsing All posts tagged under »jeepney«

Crackdown on street, passenger jeepney carolers

November 13, 2012


THE anti-mendicancy task force vowed to go after carolers on board jeepneys to enforce a Cebu City ordinance prohibiting caroling on the streets. “But we’ll only catch minors. Those over 18 with tattoos – we’re afraid of them. We’ll have to ask for police assistance,” said Betty Ganub, head of the anti-mendicancy task force. Ganub […]

French PM rides jeepney, tours Fuente, Mactan shrine

October 21, 2012


AMID tight security, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and his delegation got a glimpse of Cebu City’s landscape during his four-hour stopover yesterday. Ayrault, his wife Brigitte and his delegation came from Manila and were received by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza and Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia upon their arrival at the Mactan Cebu International […]

Devt freeze in BRT route gets support from business

October 11, 2012


by Aileen Garcia-Yap, Business Reporter   Cebu City’s business sector welcomed the proposed development moratorium along the 16-kilometer route of the proposed Rapid Bus Transit which cuts across the city from the north to the south. Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Philip N. Tan said the temporary freeze of developments along the 16 […]

Transport groups seek minimum fare hike

August 31, 2012


A transport group is proposing a P1.50 jeepney fare hike as the price of diesel surpassed P46 per liter. Ryan Benjamin Yu, head of the  Cebu Integrated Transport Service Cooperative (Citrasco) and chairman of the 1-United Transport Kaolisyon (1-UTAK) in Central Visayas, said the increase in minimum jeepney fare is just fair as the series […]

Council okays BRT draft proposal

August 30, 2012


The final draft of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) proposal was approved by the Cebu City Council in its regular session yesterday. The final BRT draft proposal was presented to the council last Wednesday, Aug. 22. BRT project coordinator Rafael Christopher Yap asked for the passage of a resolution that would approve the proposal. “With […]

Govt exec admits jeeps, buses may go pushes for consultations on BRT

July 4, 2012


Even as concerns over displacement of buses and jeepneys needs to be addressed, “an open mind” may be needed to modernize public transport, said a government executive. “There is clearly a need for this sector to be consulted. I have asked the TWG to invite them (drivers) for a dialogue,” said Ahmed Cuizon, regional director […]

BRT and jeepneys ‘can work together’ in setup

June 22, 2012


Supporters of the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) allayed fears that the new scheme would displace jeepney drivers. Cebu City Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias said the BRT, set for operation in 2015, may absorb them as drivers and maintenance staff of the bus stations. The website of the BRT project, which is one of the priorities […]

When BRT buses replace jeepneys in key Cebu city routes, what happens to the drivers?

June 21, 2012


  Most jeepney drivers in Cebu City aren’t even aware of plans to shift to using buses by 2015. Those who heard about the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) proposal said they were never consulted. “Way ayo na. Kami ang maapektahan (That’s no good. We will be the ones affected.),” said Alberto Flores, who drives a […]

Cebu operators, drivers insist on P9 PUJ fare

April 12, 2012


  Cebu transport groups insisted that jeepney fares start at P9 to cope with the rising cost of fuel and vehicle maintenance. The Cebu Integrated Transport Services Cooperative stood by its petition for a P1.50 fare rate increase in a public hearing held yesterday at the Cebu Normal University. A P.50 provisional increase was earlier […]

Random drug tests expose 18 PUV drivers

April 4, 2012


  AT least 18 public utility drivers initially tested positive for drug use in random roadside tests done by the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) since last week. They were found positive for shabu use. Roadside tests were done at the national highway along Minglanilla town and in Basak, Mandaue City, yesterday afternoon […]