One of the government’s main initiatives to improve public transport
We've seen the development of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in recent years. And now modernization has come to the taxi sector of public transport.According to a press release from the DOTr
The DOTr is rehabilitating Pasig River’s ferry stations
There are only so many ways you can cross Pasig River on four wheels-and in most cases, they all involve spending a considerable amount of time in traffic. So why not skip the gridlock and take a ferry across instead?The
Will it live up to the hype?
By now you've heard that the Metro Manila Subway project is finally pushing through. It's potentially one of the biggest projects of the government's "Build, Build, Build" program, and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) says as much.DOTr secretary
Let’s hope everything goes according to plan
Earlier today, February 27, the Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Metro Manila Subway-the first infrastructure project of its kind in the country, and arguably the most monumental undertaking in the government's "Build, Build, Build"
Partial operability expected by 2022
Stop pinching yourself, because you aren't dreaming. Yes, a subway in the Philippines is happening, and it's expected to be fully operational by the year 2025.The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) already signed the first part of the project'
Good to know
A few days ago, we reported that Quezon City representative Winston Castelo was planning to file a bill that would require transport officials to take public transit at least once a month. In response, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) says most of
With the help of the French government
Back in 2016, then-incoming Transportation secretary Arthur Tugade floated the idea of solving our traffic woes by setting up a cable-car system in Metro Manila. At the time, he even claimed that such a mode of transport could be operational
Not yet, at least
It seems like just about every form of transportation has become more expensive this past year. Fuel prices are through the roof, bus fares have gone up, and the same goes for jeepneys and ride-shares, too. But what about the Metro
To produce its own license plates
Have you complained about delayed license plates anytime in the last few years? Don't worry, because the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has apparently heard your cries. The government organization today inaugurated its very own plate-making plant at its headquarters in
Grab says P2 charge legal, LTFRB knew
The issue over Grab's ride-sharing charges has taken another interesting turn. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has just suspended the controversial P2.00 per minute rate for riders.Philstar reports that the government organization ordered the immediate
Their machines can produce up to 22,000 per day
The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) says it's ready to begin making its own license plates through the Land Transportation Office (LTO).According to the agency, it has acquired "plate-making machines to boost the capacity of the government to manufacture
Hectic work sked taking its toll on DOTr officials' health
As early as 8am, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) forum hall was already jampacked with people anxiously waiting for the start of the event. Dubbed as the Public Transport Modernization Expo, key players of the transport sector-both from private and
Over a hundred citations issued
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (i-ACT) are now implementing the government's PUV Modernization Program in Angeles, Pampanga.DOTr undersecretary Tim Orbos confirmed this during an interview with GMA News, saying the agency was already
Plus, an update on unifying the toll systems
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has directed the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) to have the Skyway's new toll collection scheme scrapped as soon as possible.Speaking from Clark City, Pampanga, DOTr head Arthur Tugade said that the new system can't
A stern warning to PISTON
The ongoing protests by transport groups opposing the government's PUV modernization program has reached another development. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has issued a warning to the PISTON group regarding its planned strike on December 4 and 5. The drivers and
But what could be the motive?
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Metro Railway Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) management are looking into the possibility that yesterday's train detachment incident may have been a case of sabotage.In a statement released by the agency earlier today, the
Hooray for our highways
Earlier this month, we reported that a unified toll collection system was coming to our highways. This meant that all those long stretches in Luzon would collect their fees under one scheme, making them interoperable with one another. Last week, that commitment
One ticket to many roads
Our highway system is a bit weird when you think about it. If you live up north, you can purchase an Easytrip pass so you can travel along NLEX and SCTEX cash-free. Venture south of Metro Manila to SLEX, however, and
Less 'human error' to worry about
The emission test is a standard part of car registration in the Philippines. But as anyone who has ever had jeepney smoke belched on their face or windshield will tell you, it's not exactly a perfect process. Recently, the Department of
We need large doses of their discipline
The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) will work with the Singapore government to develop an intelligent transport system (ITS) to help ease traffic in the National Capital Region.A memorandum of understanding between the DOTr and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) was
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