ICYMI: Infrastructure updates; Grab to deactivate 8,000 TNVS units

There’s a bit to catch up on
by TopGear.com.ph | Jun 9, 2019
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Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project update as of June 2019

“You can tell from the June 2019 update that not all sections show significant changes. But still, a lot of progress can be seen along some of the major roads such as Osmeña Highway and Araneta Avenue. We took before and after snippets of the areas showing the most significant changes so we can all have a better look.”

A look at the current progress of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge renovation project so far

“This drone’s eye view of the bridge renovation shows us the developments so far: Save for the few hundred meters of road stretching out from the side of Mandaluyong, no columns have been put up across the river yet. However, roadwork on both sides has already begun.

“For now, we can only wait and see how the rebuilt structure will affect traffic in the Makati-Mandaluyong area.”

Grab to deactivate 8,000 TNVS slots

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“The ride-hailing giant Grab has announced that it is about to deactivate 8,000 of its transport network vehicle service (TNVS) units—all active drivers—that have failed to submit any evidence that they possess provisional authority from the Philippine Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).”

MMDA report shows Manila's deadliest roads

There were 27 fatal accidents reported along C5 last year. EDSA followed with 21, then Commonwealth Avenue with 10.

Note that in terms of total incidents, including non-fatal accidents and damages to property, EDSA topped the list with 17,276 incidents, most of which happened along the stretches in between Timog Avenue and Kamias Road. C5 came second with 8,552 incidents, reported mostly in the areas between SM Aura and Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City. Commonwealth recorded 5,148 incidents, most of which occurred on Tandang Sora Avenue.

LTFRB runs Oplan Balik Eskwela

“To ensure the safety of children riding school transport services (STS), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) launched ‘Oplan: Balik Eskwela’ yesterday, June 3, 2019.

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“The program includes the inspection of STS units as well as the conduct of security and road-safety orientations, anti-colorum operations, and dialogues with the stakeholders. It is currently being implemented across 15 Regional Franchising and Regulatory Offices in the country, including the LTFRB Central Office.”

DPWH inaugurates Piglao Bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) agency has just inaugurated the new Piglao Bridge crossing the Cagayan River in Isabela. This piece of infrastructure cost P459 million to build, and replaces the old structure left dilapidated by typhoons Pedring and Quiel.

“By the looks of it, those funds were well spent. The bridge is a total of 450 meters long, with 250m approaches on each side.”

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