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LTFRB revokes the franchise of Don Mariano Transit

LTFRB revokes the franchise of Don Mariano Transit image

Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: Courtesy of Obazee | posted January 14, 2014 11:07

Bus company was responsible for multiple fatalities

The Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has revoked the franchise of the Don Mariano Transit firm, following an investigation by the said agency resulting in multiple violations.

On December 16 one of the 78 buses owned and operated by the Don Mariano Transit bus company figured in a major accident while traversing the Skyway. The driver of the said bus lost control and the vehicle plummeted from the Metro Manila Skyway and landed on a van, killing a total of 20 people.

The LTFRB, chaired by Winston Ginez, had already imposed a 30 day suspension of the entire fleet of Don Mariano Transit, followed by the revoked franchise issued by the LTFRB today.

The investigation of the LTFRB reportedly yielded multiple violations, including an illegal chassis on the bus that fell from the Skyway. The LTFRB cited the previous incidents of the said company, including the bus that nearly fell from a flyover on EDSA.