How was your commute yesterday?
It appears bus commuters aren't the only ones who think that day one of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) provincial bus ban dry run could have gone smoother.Asked for an assessment of the dry run's first day,
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, employees working in the local public utility bus transport industry
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
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
It travels from Cubao to Naga
Naga City in Camarines Sur-not the location of Mt. Mayon, contrary to Mocha Uson's belief-is known as the Heart of Bicol because of its location at the center of Bicol Peninsula. Travel time by land can take about 10
It can fit 300 passengers
The tiring ordeal of riding a bus is just one of the many woes that commuters face every single day. Oftentimes the lines are long, the buses are jam-packed, and rarely do they run on time. In attempt to help solve
A novel transport idea
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. A new transport innovation is about to change the global commuting game forever. The city of Qinhuangdao in Hebei, China, may have just witnessed
A step toward modernization
In an ideal transportation network, buses, trains and other forms of public conveyance can be accessed using only one payment system. You buy a reloadable electronic card and use it to pay for almost all forms of public transport. This is already
Public transport could use this tech
We ran a story a few weeks back about the proposal of American conglomerate Alphabet to do away with the city bus and offer commuters Uber rides instead. As we said in that report, we're baffled as to why an efficient
The answer is infuriating
As you know, we were able to speak with Cabinet Secretary and traffic czar Jose Rene Almendras over the weekend at Volkswagen Philippines' road-safety event for children in Eastwood Mall, where he told that his advice to private
You can still catch the demo until July 28
We told you nearly two weeks ago that the Department of Science and Technology was going to hold a public demo of its new Hybrid Road Train at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. That is happening right now until July 28,
Good news for public transport
A large part of the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila is the bad state of our public transport system. Without efficient and dependable mass transportation, people are left to acquire personal vehicles--whether cars or motorcycles--just to get around. Elevated
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,
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
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
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