LTFRB intensifies crackdown against illegal PUVs

GAPAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Central Luzon regional office (LTFRB-3) based in Pampanga has intensified its crackdown on “colorum” or illegal public utility vehicles (PUVs) plying various routes in the region.

LTFRB-3 Regional Director Nasrudin Talipasan said they have apprehended six “colorum” PUVs in Mabalacat City alone last July. The vehicles were issued Inspection Report Summons (IRS) for operating without proper authority and are now impounded.

Aside from the six PUVs, Talipasan they have likewise  apprehended 19 other vehicles for various violations, among them overcharging, cutting trips, and not following their routes. and improper uniform. Their drive, he said, will be sustained to address the “colorum” problem in the region.

The LTFRB official said their agency is committed to promote and protect the rights of law-abiding operators and foster healthy competition among them, and ensure safe, convenient, accessible, and affordable public transport services for riders.

To avoid inconveniences, he urged “colorum” transport operators to secure franchises from LTFRB.