LTFRB calls on LGUs to brace for ‘devolution’ of transport regulations

Posted by watchmen
February 2, 2024


By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is urging local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental to prepare for the devolution of transport regulations for public utility vehicles.

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government recently convened with LTFRB in Western Visayas chief transportation development officer Atty. Ma. Josette Abellar, and Focal Person for the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program Rochelle Mae Amar to discuss the preparations for the devolution of regulations concerning public vehicles.

Lacson said he informed local government officials about LTFRB’s latest regulations on the Local Public Transport Route Plan for Negros Occidental.

The approval from LGUs is required before consolidating jeepney routes.

However, the governor emphasized that the implementation is not straightforward, and it may take up to at least 20 months before it is fully devolved to the LGUs.

Lacson clarified that the LTFRB will conduct briefings for local chief executives in the province to understand how to implement the devolution process./DGB, WDJ

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