A successor has yet to be named
The Land Transportation Office (DOTr) has had its fair share of ups and downs these past few months. But on Monday, May 22, 2023, a shock announcement came from the agency: Assistant Secretary Jose Arturo 'Jay Art' Tugade has announced that he
Is outsourcing the key?
It's been a rough couple of weeks for the Land Transportation Office (LTO). By now, you're probably aware of the license card shortage that has forced the agency to print these out on paper. There's also the looming problem
It will be available later this month
As you know by now, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has rolled out the single ticketing system. It's a dry run for now, and it's currently active in San Juan, Muntinlupa, Quezon City, Valenzuela, Parañaque, Manila, and Caloocan.
Along with other fare reductions
After the Department of Transportation (DOTr) proposed recently the lowering of public transportation fees, the measure is now official after the government's approval.ABS-CBN News reports that come April, the minimum fare for traditional jeepneys traversing Metro Manila will be
DOTr wants to make it nationwide
The Department of Transport (DOTr) might have mentioned details regarding a certain proposal for public transport vehicles. This comes from the Philippine Star, citing a recent news item from GMA News. The said proposal was aired March 14, 2023.According to the
For annual maintenance services and repairs
The Holy Week is still relatively far away, but two of the Metro's railway services are posting advisories as early as now. The MRT-3 (Metro Rail Transit - Line 3), LRT-1 (Light Rail Transit - Line 1), and LRT-2 (Light
Moving the deadline is not enough for them
We're at the start of the jeepney phaseout strike, and the some of the participating transport groups are making their intentions clear from the start. For them, it's not enough that the deadline for consolidating their jeepneys, some of them
The government just broke ground for the new public transportation project today
A couple of years back, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that it was targeting the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to begin operations within 2021. If you take a look at what transpired since, though, it's clear that things didn'
Representatives from the country arrived last week
As a mode of public transport, the EDSA Busway isn't perfect. That much is clear. Thankfully, authorities are open to receiving input from those with more experience on the matter.Consultants from Sweco International AB-part of Sweden's technical assistance
Good news, commuters
Unlike some overly positive individuals out there, we reckon a lot of commuters weren't exactly excited to go back to work at the start of the year. It's not just because of the current state of public transport in the
This has been an issue for years already
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has its sights set on taking out illegal parkers around our capital's airport terminals.In a statement, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said that the MMDA is now working with the Manila International Airport Authority (
So close, yet so far
Whether or not you support the project or not, the Metro Manila Subway is happening.According to a recent statement by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), tunneling work for the project has already started-a development that the agency calls the subway'
More access points for commuters using the busway
Some pleasant news for commuters to start 2023: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has officially opened the new EDSA Busway Tramo Station.EDSA Carousel passengers may now aboard or alight the buses via this new station located in Pasay City. It is
It was good while it lasted
Heads up, EDSA Busway regulars. If you've been taking advantage of the bus line's 24/7 Libreng Sakay program over the past few months, you won't be able to do so for much longer.The Land Transportation Franchising and
More changes in the area
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Quezon City local government have announced more traffic scheme changes to the area surrounding QC Circle. This time, it's along the westbound side of Quezon Avenue.In a Facebook post, the DOTr and QC LGU
The agency is only considering partnerships with operators
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is making it clear: No, the MRT-3 is not going up for sale.In a recent statement, the agency stressed that the government is not looking to sell the major rail line to the private sector.
The agency could use the help
Again, all those fancy roads and bridges the government has been inaugurating lately? They cost money. In some cases, funding comes courtesy of the private sector and not the taxpayers.Recently, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) shared that it is encouraging the
Have you tried using this?
Pasig River ferry service patrons, we have some good news for you: According to a report by the Philippine Star, the water-based transport alternative might soon be getting an upgrade.In a statement, Department of Transportation (DOTr) head Jaime Bautista brought
We need all the help we can get
It doesn't appear that there's a shortage of foreign countries willing to lend the Philippines a hand in saving its transportation problems. Japan is one, and now the Department of Transportation (DOTr) says Norway will be helping out as well.
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