The RFID saga continues
The entire RFID mess was clearly one of the country's biggest motoring issues in 2020. It feels like it's been one blunder after the other during this transition to 100% cashless transactions on all expressways.For months, motorists and tollway
It will be soft-launched next week
MRT-3 commuters can expect a safer and more convenient contact-tracing procedure come next Monday.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced that it will be launching a new contact tracing app for the rail line on January 18 called MRT-
Are you willing to use this mode of payment on public transport?
Back in October, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) confirmed that they will conduct pilot testing of a new automatic fare-collection system (AFCS) in the first quarter of 2021. Well, it looks like the
What if?
Depending on whether the glass in your head is half full or half empty, and whether or not one is referring to situations real or imagined, the mere mention of the words "what if" can generate any of a variety of responses-
We can’t wait to see these operational
It looks like the Philippine National Railways (PNR) will be ready to take on more passengers once the transport situation in the country begins to normalize.In a Facebook post, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) flaunted three new diesel-hydraulic locomotives and
Please make this happen
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has already shown off renders of the Metro Manila Subway, shared that it will be flood-proof, and even flaunted a gigantic tunnel boring machine. This time, though, we might just be about to buy into the
It’s been a very, very long year
You've probably heard this dozens of times before already, but we'll say it again: It's been a long year. A lot of things happened throughout the course of 2020, from the beginning of January right until these last few
It’s going to take a while
Our country's shift to 100% cashless tollways is going anything but smoothly. We think the past few weeks have made this very, very apparent. A lot of kinks in the policy's implementation still need to be sorted out, and it
The two companies assure that all their personnel will be properly compensated
Toll operators, government agencies, local government units, and even motorists have been going at each other throughout this entire RFID saga. Things have definitely not been pretty over the past few months.But there's one thing we may have been missing
Ramon Ang addresses your concerns
Despite continuous dissemination of information from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and tollway operators, there still seems to plenty of question marks surrounding the shift to cashless tollway transactions.Surprised by the confusion? We aren't. Remember, this is a massive change
Do you think this system will help ease the situation for us motorists?
You may have probably heard of motorists getting accidentally charged toll at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) toll plaza in Valenzuela City despite operations in the area being suspended and the barriers there being lifted. Now, apart from the issues of accidental
As the result of rail replacement and other rehabilitation measures
After months of incremental speed increases, the MRT-3 now runs at a faster speed of 60kph, further shortening travel and waiting times for passengers, its operator has announced.Average wait time for trains is now at 3.5 to four minutes
These facilities will soon replace emissions testing centers
With quarantine policies easing up, principals of different private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) across the country have doubled their efforts to comply with the strict standards set by the government.According to our sources, Department of Transportation (DOTr) secretary Arthur Tugade
The agency and toll operators have recently signed a new Memorandum of Agreement
The Department of Transportation (DOTr), SMC TPLEX Corporation, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, and NLEX Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to test the interoperability of the Autosweep and Easytrip RFIDs. That should be some welcome news to start the week.
‘Let's give it a week’
Did you experience the rough start to 100% cashless expressways yesterday? If yes, you can take solace in the idea the transition won't be as confusing moving forward. In fact, the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) says it won't be
Do you agree?
Like we said, the first day of the 100% cashless expressways policy could have gone smoother. Yesterday morning was marred by traffic jams, long lines, and thousands of angry motorists. One word to sum it up? Carmageddon.Now, you would think most
Motorists aren’t happy
Well, here we are, December 1, 2020. If the date holds no meaning to you, then you either don't own a motor vehicle or probably haven't been paying attention to all the RFID drama the past few weeks.Today marks
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