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That didn’t last long
Well, that didn't last long. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it is suspending the dry run of its provincial bus ban along EDSA.What's the reason for the bus ban's suspension? According to MMDA general
It’s hard, but the long journey is always worth it
I remember celebrating my 19th birthday on a bus alone. It was a 12-hour long trip from Cubao, where I had just wrapped up my internship, to Sorsogon where I would spend the rest of summer. It sounds sad and lonely,
Good riddance
Are you tired of provincial buses stopping dead in their tracks in front of you to drop off passengers? Well, we have some good news for you: The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that provincial buses loading and unloading passengers
Green Frog Hybrid Bus Company ends honesty payment system due to non-paying passengers
We all wish for better things for our country-better roads, better traffic management, better public transport, and so on. It's normal, really. But every now and then, we hear a story that reminds us what we have might sometimes be
Is this the real life?
So apparently, public buses can fall in line along EDSA, and all it takes is a little patience from those behind the wheel, a tough-as-nails Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) commander, and a handful of enforcers to keep the situation
Will this translate to better service?
Bus drivers and conductors might soon have a little more to look forward to after a long month of plying Manila's traffic-filled streets.According to a report by Inquirer.net, employees working in the local public utility bus transport industry
Take a ride on the other side
The opportunity too good to miss. What started out as a ride-and-drive and fuel- economy event organized by Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) turned out to be a huge mind-opener and unique experience for me because our 'toys' for the
From December 13 to 24
Worried about the impending holiday traffic? That's understandable. December has always been one of the worst times for congestion. Between the mall sales and everyone flush with 13th month 'bonuses,' it's a bad time to be stuck on the road.
Keep them coming
Some good news, and just in time for the holiday transport rush, too: P2P bus service provider Ube Express has opened several new routes from Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).These buses will ferry
First jeepneys, now buses
Public transport is becoming more expensive all around. Yesterday, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) signed off on the increase of the minimum jeepney fare from P8 to P10. Now, the government body has done the same for buses.According
Is this the right move?
Have you noticed an increase in traffic on EDSA lately? If your answer is yes, it might be because the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) quietly lifted its provincial bus ban on the busy thoroughfare late in September.Yes, provincial buses can
Happy Elderly Filipino Week!
It's not easy being a senior commuter out there--especially in our age of non-stop road works and continually worsening traffic. If you're having a hard time dealing with your daily commute, just imagine how much more
South residents, take note
Point-to-point (P2P) buses are fast becoming the preferred daily transport option for a lot of people. Sure, we love using and driving our cars, but with traffic getting increasingly worse, something has to give. We give all the credit in
Good news for commuters
Well, it's that time of year again. The holiday traffic nightmare is beginning to ramp up, and if you're planning to head to the airport for a little rest and relaxation out of town, you better plan accordingly.
New P2P bus began operations on September 4
Remember last month's story on the new UBE Express P2P bus route between Araneta Center and the various Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals? Here's some good news for the QC peeps: The service was formally launched on
Good news for Cubao residents
If you live in Cubao and need a more hassle-free way to get to and from the airport, you're in luck. The Araneta Center announced on its Facebook page that UBE Express will soon be running P2P buses from
What going to school looked like then
In 1869, the city of Quincy in Massachusetts passed an ordinance to hire carriages and wagons that would carry pupils of outlying areas to and from school. This was America's first public school-bus system, which most states adopted in the '
Will this improve traffic?
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that its provincial bus ban along portions of EDSA will begin next week.In a Facebook post released earlier today, the agency said that the ban would push through on August 15, adding that
Honesty is the best policy
Here at the Top Gear Philippines office, there's a small store inside our pantry that sells snacks-cookies, chips, pancit canton, and the like-via an 'honesty' payment system.For those of you unfamiliar with how this works, basically there's
Please make it happen
Who's a fan of reckless, smoke-spewing public buses? No show of hands? Then you guys will be glad to know that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is planning to deploy modern e-bus units to help ferry commuters across Metro
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