Batangas leads in compliance with local public transport route plan

June 10, 2021 People's Tonight 453 views

BATANGAS Capitol, Batangas –Batangas is the first province in the entire Region IV-A to comply with their Local Public Transport Route Plan.

This was shared by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region IV Director, Col. Renwick Rutaquio, in his video message sent for the Joint Full Council Meeting of the Provincial Development Council (PDC), Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) held recently.

This is related to the Notice of Compliance (NOC) issued recently by the LTFRB-Regional Franchising and Regulatory Office for the Province of Batangas, which was officially accepted by the Provincial Government of Batangas, through the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO).

The board’s notice stated that, after a thorough evaluation, the province has been “consistent” in implementing and complying with the rules governing the national government’s implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), including the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Department Order No. 2017-011 or the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines and other important LTFRB Memorandum Circulars.

According to Col. Rutaquio, and also based on the steps to be followed in the LPTRP implementation process, now that the NOC has been endorsed by the province and the Provincial Development Council members have approved the province’s LPTRP 2019-2023, it is necessary to go through to the Provincial Council for ratification or ratification by passing an ordinance adopting the drafted LPTRP, signed by Governor Dodo Mandanas, and re-endorsed to the LTFRB Regional Office IV for the corresponding submission to its central office.

The Regional Director added that after the process is fully completed, the routes stated in the LPTRP will be implemented.

“In this event, we will be able to operate many vehicles so that we can meet all the needs of our countrymen here in Batangas,” said Col. Rutaquio.