01/4/17

Ride-Sharing In The City

Happy New Year from the Urban Roamer! We can only hope that this 2017 will be a good year ahead for all of us!

Pat yourselves on the back too for having survived a year as “interesting” as 2016. We have gone through a lot and managed to make it even if sometimes, we were on the brink of madness, especially during the recent Christmas season when traffic became too unbearable than the unbearable situation it already is in.

But if there’s something to be somewhat thankful for, it’s the growing patronage of ride-sharing services such as Grab and Uber or, as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) calls them officially, what are known as transportation network vehicle services (TNVS), that gave more commuting choices to the public. Of course, the operative word here is “somewhat”.

While the Urban Roamer did touch upon the subject of TNVS in the past, this is an opportunity to finally talk about it in-depth as look at how they evolved and the current issues and frustrations about them.

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08/19/15

Roundup Bits: Things “Going” On This Week

So many things have been going about these past few days around the metropolis that it is proper to do another edition of the Roamer’s Roundup. This edition is packed with many interesting stories around the city; check them out below for the lowdown. Continue reading