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Did you head out yesterday?
Day one of the 'no vaccination, no ride' policy in Metro Manila went pretty smoothly-at least according to the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) initial assessment of its implementation.In a statement, the agency described the measure's first day as "
Will this encourage drivers to behave?
The number of cars out on the road isn't the only indication of how well the local motoring scene is doing. You can also take into account the number of motorists heading to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to apply for
Looking forward to trying this out?
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has some good news for commuters who plan on taking the LRT-2 East Extension when it opens next Monday: Free rides for the first two weeks.This news comes following the project's inauguration, where Philippine
Not too shabby
Operating a train? Sure, we'd like a crack at it. Not the MRT-3, however, because we've seen its operator's cabin and, to be honest, it looks kind of cramped. Given the choice, we'd like to try out
Will this help incentivize people to get jabbed?
Last month, the US government struck a deal with Uber and Lyft that will see the two ride-hailing companies provide free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites until July 2021. Now, it appears authorities in the Philippines are mulling over the
We can’t wait to try them
So, the Skyway Stage 3 extension project has all but wrapped up. What do we look forward to in terms of infrastructure next? Right now, it appears the LRT-1 Extension Project might be worth paying attention to.Once this project is
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
This would be appreciated
In case you haven't been paying attention, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is aggressively pursuing a cashless future for the country's transportation system. Everything from buses to expressways are expected to shift to contactless modes of payment as the year
Is this a good idea?
Last week, we questioned whether or not the concrete barriers lining EDSA-which have been involved in dozens of accidents since their implementation-are such a good idea. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) seems to think so, as the agency has decided
No longer just in Filipino and English
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) are taking further steps to make the Philippine driver's license exam more inclusive for prospective motorists across the country.In a Facebook post, the DOTr announced that it has directed
Angkas users are not going to be happy about this.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has approved a recommendation by its technical working group (TWG) for the motorcycle-taxi pilot run to blacklist the company from serving as a ride-hailing provider
Travel down south might soon be a whole lot faster
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has some good news for residents of the southern parts of Luzon: The agency has formally signed its intent to purchase additional trains for the Philippine National Railways (PNR) route heading south.In total, 21 new trains
Will this work?
La Union and Baguio City are two of the hottest tourist destinations in the Northern Philippines-the former because of its waves, and the latter because of its weather. Now, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking into linking the two areas
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
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