A significant new report supported by the World Economic Forum argues there must be a “transport transformation” if the planet is to benefit from the Paris Agreement’s decarbonization commitments.
The Transport for Under Two Degrees project published its Way Forward report on October 8 arguing that governments around the world should stop subsidizing motoring and must, instead, build cycleways and wider sidewalks to anticipate the likely future of “active transport” in cities.
Public transit use must also be boosted, urges the T4<2° project, which was commissioned by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, or Auswärtiges Amt, and produced by the Berlin-based think-tank Agora Verkehrswende and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, or GIZ, a federal consultancy service.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued a directive that would prohibit any additional fees for the purchase of beep cards on public utility vehicles (PUV).
The regulator issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 2020-057 following the government’s stance to remove any fees on top of the fare load.
Based on MC 2020-057, the LTFRB “deems it necessary to order PUV operators and the automatic fare collection system (AFCS) providers to the cost of the card” so as the commuting public not to shoulder any additional burden when taking the public transport.”
Issued October 6 and will be effective tomorrow (Friday, October 9), the latest directive from the LTFRB followed the string of complaints and reports about added payment as high as P80 charged fee for Beep card purchases.
The board also cited in the circular that President Rodrigo Duterte dipped his finger