DOTC calls for technology-based proposals to solve illegal bus operations
May 20, 2013
Seeking to solve wide-ranging issues caused by the illegal operations of buses and other public utility vehicles, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are resorting to modern technology, in line with a strong Anti-Colorum campaign.
In a Request for Information (RFI) published earlier this week (May 14, 2013), the DOTC called for proposals from the public regarding “available technology-based solutions” such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Global Positioning System (GPS), and Smart Cards.
The RFI indicated that the primary purposes for this effort are to monitor the movements of both registered and unregistered or unauthorized public utility vehicles, to apprehend illegally-operating vehicles real-time, and to maintain a database containing relevant information on traffic violations, among others.
“The colorum problem has many implications – from simple traffic congestion, to commuter safety, environmental pollution, and quality of life. What we’re looking for is an integrated system which makes the best use of progressive technology-based solutions to curb these problem areas,” said DOTC spokesperson Migs Sagcal.
One-on-one meetings to discuss project concepts will be held at the DOTC offices on May 28 and June 4, 2013, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Interested parties may reserve one-hour slots with the DOTC and the LTFRB by contacting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Project Development through (02) 725 0013.