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LOOK: DOTr’s new modern buses

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has recently shown what the updated buses will look like under its modernization program. The proposed buses’ specifications include closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, a GPS navigation system, an Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS), speed limiters, dashboard cameras, and Wi-Fi. In addition, instead of being powered by Euro 4 engines, modern buses should now be powered by Euro 5 engines, which might cost around Php8 to Php10 million pesos.

“Utos nga ng ating Presidente na immediately ngayong Enero dapat simulan na ‘yung pagtatanggal ng bulok na sasakyan, na kasama po sa modernization program ng ating gobyerno sa public transport” –  Thomas Orbos, DOTr undersecretary

Old buses will be the next to be banned from roads as part of the government’s PUV modernization program, which kicked off at the start of this year with the gradual phaseout of old jeepneys.


This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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4 Responses

  1. KR Decade says:

    What they should also do, is pass laws regarding overloading PUVs. They shouldn’t fill up buses like sardine cans. Also the passenger limits on jeeps should be fixed. Just because they say the capacity is 18 and 9 can sit on each side isn’t always the case, people come in different sizes, some larger than others in most cases.

  2. Old Jeepney Hater says:

    ang dapat sa mga jeepneys, magkaroon ng target duration makarating sa destination nila na kapag hindi nila nahit yun, penalty. heheh. kakabadtrip kasi mga jeep na kada kanto hinihintuan eh. Nalalate ka tuloy sa trabaho.

  3. Anony says:

    Ang ganda nga… pero parang mas konti ang makakaupo… Puro standing na ang pasahero…

  4. Realist says:

    Dapat hulihin na nila ang mga nagpapa standing sa mga bus.

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