ICYMI: Free train rides, CALAX updates, license-plate releasing

Some good news, some bad news
by TopGear.com.ph | Jun 30, 2019
PHOTO: Leandre Grecia

Students will soon be eligible for free rides on select train lines

“The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced that students can now ride several major rail lines absolutely free of charge.

“According to agency secretary Arthur Tugade, students can now ride the MRT-3, LRT-2 and PNR for free, Mondays to Fridays (except on holidays) during select hours in the morning and afternoon.”

Photos from MMDA highlight the sad state of drainage, canals in Metro Manila

Last week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) gave us a glimpse at the troubling garbage situation in the Quiapo area. Images shared by the traffic agency showed canals clogged by solid waste—a contributing factor to our capital’s flood problem.

“If last week’s photos weren’t enough of an eye opener, maybe these will be. The problem isn’t limited to Quiapo and its surrounding barangays—this is a Metro Manila-wide issue the MMDA is dealing with this rainy season.”


Drone video shows Cavite-Laguna Expressway construction progress

Just last month, we were treated to another progress update on the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project courtesy of YouTuber dmitrivalencia’s drone-shot video. The guy recently headed down south to document more infrastructure projects, this time capturing the ongoing Cavite-Laguna Expressway Project (CALAX).”

LTO partially clears license-plate backlog

“Is your vehicle still plying our streets sporting that old six-digit white-and-green license plate? If your answer is yes, you might want to check out the Philippine Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) official Facebook page.

“The agency has released a list containing the plate numbers of the latest batch of replacement license plates that are now ready for pickup. Check out this list, and if your vehicle’s plate number is on there, you can pick up your replacement plates at the Pasay District Office.”

MMDA releases most recent flood reports as the rainy season begins

Were you affected by last night’s deluge? If yes, maybe this information shared by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will help you avoid a repeat.

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Chances are these aren’t the only places to have been affected by yesterday’s weather, but these did play a significant part in last night’s traffic nightmare. Expect more of the same as we move further into 2019’s rainy season.”

DOTr announces application process for students to avail free train rides

“In case you missed it, the Department of Transportation(DOTr) has announced that students will be allowed to ride select train lines for free from Monday to Friday (except holidays), and during select hours of the day.

“This student freebie begins on July 1, 2019. Excited? We’re sure you are, but you need to register at this link to get your student pass, the DOTr says.”

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