Articles about Carpooling

You are not alone
As much as possible, I try to avoid ride-hailing-I only whip out my phone and book a ride when it's for work or when I want to get to my destination not looking like I've just gone to
It has happened in other ASEAN cities
So, about that driver-only rush hour ban on EDSA: You don't think Metro Manila's the only city to have given such a policy a shot, do you? Because it's happened in other countries in the past already--including
Where do you stand?
In case you've been living under a rock, the MMDA has recently rolled out the dry run of its rush hour driver-only ban and expanded high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lane on EDSA-from Magallanes to North Avenue. Oh, and that
Here's what you guys had to say
Okay, it looks like the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has finally set things straight. The plan is to ban all cars with no passengers across all private lanes of EDSA during rush hour, and not just along the thoroughfare's high-
Heavy tint is also making it tricky
Monday marked the first day of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) one-week dry run of the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane along EDSA. So after day one, how'd the trial pan out?Well, the initial numbers are in
Uh oh
Do you take your car to and from work, alone, on a daily basis? If your answer is yes, we might have some bad news for you.According to documents we received from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), public and private
An option to consider
The picture above shows what's known in Australia as a transit lane, or as most of us would probably call it, a carpool lane. These lanes restrict the number of private vehicles that can traverse them at certain times of the
Find the best option to driving your own car
Thanks to start-ups and their mission to alleviate traffic and reduce pollution, not only do we have mobile apps to conveniently book or hail rides, we now have alternatives to lousy transportation options. Read: Taxi drivers who make a few bucks
With the app called Wunder
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Change has come in the form of a new policy that is officially implemented today. Care to try something for a change, too? Like
No more lonely rides in traffic
We've come to grips with the fact that there's not going to be some magic solution to the country's traffic situation. Regardless of what any government official or politician says, it's going to be a while before we
Ever heard of carpooling app Wunder?
As people flock back to the metropolis after Holy Week, the roads begin to fill with vehicles, and the serene streets will be no more. When traffic begins to deplete the stores of energy and goodwill we replenished during the break, we
We get it after Toronto and Seattle
We hate to say it, but there are just way too many cars on the road these days. Architects and urban planners have said it time and time again: There's just no way our infrastructure can keep up with the endless
One more way to kill taxis and buses
Public-utility vehicles, get ready: Uber has just launched UberCommute in Chengdu, China. The feature is just what its name says--an opportunity for car owners to carpool and make money from picking up passengers. Drivers sign into the app and state
AAP president thinks so
Urban planners, what say you?Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) agrees with the proposed carpooling scheme, but with a condition. In a statement sent to TopGear.com.ph, AAP says that before the government imposes the carpooling policy on EDSA, it should lift
Your weekend guilty pleasure
Before you come at us with pitchforks and torches, we want to reiterate that our opinion of Justin Bieber is similar to yours. He's a product of the American star machine, and we were just as disappointed to hear that he
Creates mobile app for this purpose
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has created a unique mobile application that it hopes will help solve road congestion problems in Metro Manila by turning Facebook friends into carpoolers.Called Friend Trip, the app allows Facebook friends, or those who live within
Like a taxi but without the high metered fare
A local online carpooling startup has reportedly received a $50,000 seed fund from a venture capitalist to get the ball rolling.According to SGEntrepreneurs.com, Kickstart Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, has invested $50,000 in Tripid.ph,
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