The train line now has enough personnel
Good news: MRT-3 management has announced that it has mustered enough employees to resume limited operations this Monday, July 13, 2020. The news comes after trips were suspended earlier this week due to the spread of COVID-19 among train line
This adds three hours and 30 minutes to the daily bus operations
Taking public transport has been problematic since this pandemic began, to say the least. And just recently, things went further downhill after MRT-3 personnel tested positive for COVID-19.The rail line was initially expected run fewer trains following that development,
Was opening the train line the right move?
This wasn't the kind of look the government was aiming for when it resumed public transport operations following a months-long hiatus.In a recent Facebook post, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that it is ramping up MRT-3 health
More buses will be deployed to augment the reduced train capacity
After 127 depot employees and rail workers tested positive for COVID-19, the MRT-3 could see a reduced number of operational trains beginning Monday, July 6. Currently, some 16 to 19 trains are deployed daily, with each accommodating a maximum of
Ride-hailing motorcycle companies are not about to throw in the towel
The beleaguered motorcycle-taxi companies are not ready to give up despite the government's continuing ban on their operations under general community quarantine.Knowing there are thousands of motorcycle-taxi riders who've now been deprived of their livelihood, Citimuber has
Buses are now assigned to EDSA’s innermost lanes
Love them or hate them, buses are an integral part of EDSA. And while we've gotten used to seeing them on the outermost lanes of the thoroughfare, a new system is now being tested. Interim operations of the EDSA busway began
Will this work in the long run?
We finally have a good look at what the stations along EDSA's inner bus lanes look like, and frankly, they appear rather nice.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) shared photos of completed bus stops along the EDSA Busway on social media
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The LTFRB made the clarifications during a recent hearing
Here's some good news for commuters in the metro: Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Martin Delgra has just announced that UV Express vehicles and traditional jeepneys will be allowed to resume operations in the capital starting next week.
For rail replacement works
Attention MRT-3 regulars (or what's left of those who take the train, anyway): The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced the train line will be suspending operations for a handful of weekends from July to September.The affected weekends will
It’s happening
Cyclists, we have some very good news for you today: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have agreed to begin constructing protected bike lanes along EDSA.According to a Facebook post by the DOTr, construction of the
We hope that settles it
We're already a couple of weeks into general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila, but it seems that the guidelines on transport are still murky. People have continued to raise questions about driving out during GCQ, and one of the most
Multiple signs and markers have been installed all around the terminal
As you may have heard by now, new bus routes in Metro Manila have just been added by the Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) under this general community quarantine. The agencies have also made it
These will be used for the DOTr's‘ Libreng Sakay for Frontliners’ program
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) continues to lend a helping hand amid this COVID-19 crisis, as it has now rolled out four prototypes of its 'COVID-ready' vehicle which will be used for the Department of Transportation's Libreng Sakay for
Things were pretty orderly, actually
It seems that on this first day of general community quarantine (GCQ) in the metro, traffic along EDSA has returned to the sorry state that we've been accustomed to over the years. The situation at the MRT stations, however, was entirely
Not a good look
That's a hell of a traffic jam. Frankly, this is a troubling sight given the circumstances. But let's be honest: Did we really expect anything different when authorities announced Metro Manila would be shifting to general community quarantine (GCQ) today?
Stay safe out there
General community quarantine. Enhanced community quarantine. Modified enhanced community quarantine. Quarantine, quarantine, quarantine-if only we had a peso for every time this word, or some variation of it, was mentioned on our website over the past two months.Anyway, Metro Manila
Are you willing to shift to cashless?
The days of cash payments inside PUVs might be numbered.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) have teamed up with PayMaya to provide PUV operators with more cashless payment options. The move is in line
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