Articles about Department Of Transportation And Communications

Say no to overpriced airport taxi
The government is finally providing an alternative to the detestable overpriced airport taxis that prey upon desperate travelers. NAIA terminals 1, 2 and 3 are now offering a 24-hour premium airport bus service. A number of them are now fully operational,
Hassle-free travel for the handicapped
Finally, it looks like the government has taken note of the plight of disabled commuters. The government has announced that PWD-friendly public buses are now plying routes as part of its point-to-point (P2P) bus service fleet.The special buses
New TNC wants to file 'criminal charges'
A few days ago, we published a story about u-Hop, a promising new concept that aims to offer commuters a more convenient mass-transport alternative in the form of premium shuttles. Well, if any of you guys are looking forward to
Minimum-age requirement raised
The Land Transportation Office will be making revisions to the existing rules and regulations for those applying for both professional (PDL) and non-professional driver's licenses (NPDL), as well as student permits (SP) and conductor's licenses. Several administrative orders will
Shipment to take place on July 29
When the Department of Transportation and Communications recently announced a new and modern "tap-and-go" ticketing system for the LRT-2, people complained that the light-rail transit service needed more trains, not a high-tech ticketing process.The public will
How convenient is it?
If you're one of the daily throng of commuters who take a ride on the LRT or the MRT, you'll be glad to know that convenience is on your way. Today, the Light Rail Transit Authority conducted a limited test
Here are photos of the prototype car
If you're a regular commuter on the MRT-3, you must be tired of having to deal with constantly malfunctioning train cars, or even with the sheer lack of said train cars. Good news is on the way.The government has
Your wait will soon be over (hopefully)
Are you one of the countless motorists who are still waiting for their driver's license card to be issued? It looks like there is finally an end in sight for the wait.The Department of Transportation and Communications has just announced
We're the 1st country to do so
The legality of Uber has been contentious ever since the app-based transport service set up shop here 15 months ago. Since then, Uber has earned its share of admirers--customers who happily spend more in return for clean, reliable and, most
Could your plates be on this list?
No, this is not an April Fool's Day story. This is serious stuff.The Land Transportation Office--in its desire to prove that the fault in the delayed license plates doesn't rest upon it--has furnished the Department of Transportation
One small step for progress
The Department of Transportation and Communications, in partnership with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, has launched earlier today the Express Connect bus service.The Express Connect bus service operates from 5am to 9pm and,
Happening after Holy Week
With the Department of Public Works and Highways implementing the next stage of the Magallanes Interchange's repair after Holy Week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has appealed to the Department of Transportation and Communications that a portion of the Philippine National
What is the exact route?
Only a few days after it was reported that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Department of Transportation and Communications, and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board are planning an express-bus passenger program on EDSA, it apparently is pushing through
To encourage reduction of private vehicles
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Department of Transportation and Communications, and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will reportedly field 50 "express buses" on EDSA that will only stop at their pick-up point and destination "to encourage car owners
But can LTO stick to its 45-day promise?
The Department of Transportation and Communications claims that the new standardized license plates "will be available to replace old license plates beginning today, January 5, in line with the government's license plate standardization program.""It's time to change old license
And implement Euro 4 standards ahead of schedule
The state of pollution in Metro Manila is worsening every day. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources believes drastic measures are needed to curb the rapid deterioration of air quality, and to reduce the metropolis's carbon footprint.DENR secretary Ramon
It could reduce travel time by as much as 40%
Senator Bam Aquino has thrown his support behind the bus rapid transit system for Cebu that's being planned by the Department of Transportation and Communications, saying that it will serve as an "efficient, safe and modern transport model" that can help
From Quezon Circle to Manila City Hall
After getting the National Economic Development Authority's approval last May to construct the country's first bus rapid transit system in Cebu, the Department of Transportation and Communications is now proposing to build a similar system that will serve the Quezon
Know how much they've gone up
A few days ago, we reported that the Department of Transportation and Communications, together with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and the Land Transportation Office, will release the revised schedule of fines and penalties "for the violation of laws, rules
Better or worse?
So, over the weekend, the Department of Transportation and Communications announced that the new-design license plates would be released by the Land Transportation Office beginning in late April this year. Yesterday, we got this photo from reader Gene Lawrence Borja. "Sneak
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