DRAWING BOARD

The House Committee on Transportation will now work on the amendments to the laws creating the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, as well as amendments to laws on the LTO and LTFRB and the management of the country’s railways.

House Committee on Transportation Chair Cesar Sarmiento said, “ipapa-file na po namin ngayong second regular session ang mga panukala tungkol sa. . . ready na po ito for filing, Amendment to the CAAP Law, ihihiwalay na po yung function ng operator sa regulator. So, purely and CAAP would be an agency exercising regulatory function, to avoid conflict of interest. Philippine Airport Development Corporation, yan po ang sinabi sa atin ng ating mahal na Speaker during his opening speech, Phillipine Railways Authority and the merging of the LTO and LTFRB to form Land Transportation Authority.”

Sarmiento also reported that aside from the proposed traffic crisis act of 2017, the panel is also working on the anti-drug and drunk driving act, the ship registry act, the free use of toilet facilities in bus stops and bus terminals, and the many bills creating or converting LTO offices nationwide, the  Air passenger Bill of Rights, the  Child Safety and Motor Vehicles Act. the  Mandatory installation of CCT in PUVs, Sustainable Transport Act which aims to promote the use of non-motorized vehicle and establishment of more walkways and pathways, The Taxi Passenger Bill of Rights, the Clark Airport Development and the proposed law regulating the TNCS and TNVS.