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  • PISTON: Crackdown on jeepneys is a crackdown on affordable, accessible public transport

    PISTON: Crackdown on jeepneys is a crackdown on affordable, accessible public transport

    PISTON denounces the government-imposed nationwide crackdown on unconsolidated jeepneys starting today, May 16, as a deliberate massacre of transport workers’ livelihoods and an attack on the people’s right to accessible and affordable public transport. Even two weeks after the April 30 deadline, the Marcos government has yet to lay out concrete plans for supporting and…

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  • PISTON to SC: ‘Block PUVMP now to prevent grave injury in transport sector’

    PISTON to SC: ‘Block PUVMP now to prevent grave injury in transport sector’

    PISTON continues to urge the Supreme Court to swiftly block the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) with a supplemental motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the new Department of Transportation (DOTr) Department Order (DO) No. 2023-022 which repealed the previous order, DO No. 2017-011, serving as guidelines for the PUVMP implementation. The petition raises…

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  • PISTON urges SC to expedite TRO vs PUVMP

    PISTON urges SC to expedite TRO vs PUVMP

    PISTON urges the Supreme Court to immediately issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) and side with the jeepney drivers and operators who are on the brink of displacement if the April 30 franchise consolidation deadline pushes through. According to PISTON Deputy Secretary General Ruben Baylon, “Let us not wait…

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  • Transport Committee hearing further exposes DOTr, LTFRB, PUVMP failures — PISTON

    Transport Committee hearing further exposes DOTr, LTFRB, PUVMP failures — PISTON

    The hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation on the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) on Wednesday, attended by PISTON and Tanggol Pasada Network, has once again exposed the failures of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and the PUVMP. It tackled the recently issued LTFRB Memorandum…

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  • Over 500 NCR PUV routes face loss of jeepneys, UVEs by Feb 1, enough to cause a public transport disaster — PISTON

    Over 500 NCR PUV routes face loss of jeepneys, UVEs by Feb 1, enough to cause a public transport disaster — PISTON

    PISTON expresses its concerns about the massive job losses and the disruption of public transport that may arise after January 31, when unconsolidated public utility vehicles will no longer be allowed to operate. Data from the LTFRB shows that most of the jeepney and UV Express routes in Metro Manila will be affected by the…

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