As we reached the end of this first quarter in 2017, the Ministry of Transportation has issued the highly contentious Regulation No. PM 26 of 2017 on the Organization of Non-Fixed-Route Public-Transportation Services, which becomes the new framework for the organization of said transportation services, including application-based transportation services. This regulation repeals and replaces the previous framework originally set out under Ministry Regulation No.PM 32 of 2016 on the same matter and is attempting to offering greater legal certainty for the organizers of both non-fixed-route, public-transportation services in general, and application-based transportation services in particular. In this context, the new framework incorporates a number of essential revisions which relate to at least 11 areas, including: the categorization of application-based transportation services, minimum engine capacities for vehicles which are utilized for the provision of said services, vehicle quotas, roadworthiness inspections and requirements for digital dashboards. This edition of ILD will elaborate upon the key provisions which are addressed throughout the 72 Articles which have been incorporated into Regulation 26/2017, specifically the inclusion of various categories and criteria for each type of non-fixed-route, public-transportation service and their vehicles, as well as the licensing requirements and procedures which have to be met by the organizers of said services. A number of other provisions which have to be met by online transportation application providers are also addressed by the regulation, as are sanctions for any violations relating to the organization of non-fixed-route transportation services.