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Buses are now assigned to EDSA’s innermost lanes
Love them or hate them, buses are an integral part of EDSA. And while we've gotten used to seeing them on the outermost lanes of the thoroughfare, a new system is now being tested. Interim operations of the EDSA busway began
This is the story behind the Good Morning towel
There are many reasons to stan the childhood staple accessory that is the humble bimpo: it's the perfect size to stuff into your shirt's back, it's lightweight and ultra-absorbent-but at some point, we graduate to the heavy-
We can only dream
It was the stuff of nightmares for every Metro Manila commuter: A freak rainstorm had turned the city into even more of a dreaded traffic hellhole than it usually is. Carlo Maala, in his late 20s in 2017, was making his way
They must first comply with health standards
Jeepneys may soon ply the roads again as the national government works on the gradual ease of transportation restrictions, the Palace said on June 18, 2020. According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, jeepneys may soon ferry passengers again if the vehicles are
A win for pedestrians, too
Many hardworking Pinoys are riding bicycles to and from the workplace, as public transportation remains limited amid the coronavirus outbreak.Because of the surge of cyclists nationwide, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have begun constructing
Need a new mode of transportation?
Thinking about getting a bike but not sure if you're fit enough to pedal across the city? You might want to consider investing in an electric bicycle or an 'e-bike' especially now that more cities are planning to enforce bike
It has a three-row setup
We're currently seeing the country ease into general community quarantine in the last couple of days. Businesses have reopened, trains are operating, and workers are going back to their offices. All of which follow strict guidelines and are under limited capacity.
Good news, commuters
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will add new bus routes starting tomorrow, June 5. This move aims to help more employees get to work, as businesses have resumed operations under general community quarantine (
The city is planning to stretch the lanes to 13.8km
Bikes have proven to be very useful under the Metro Manila quarantine. If you live, work, or simply need to pass through San Juan, then take note: Mayor Francis Zamora has announced that bike lanes will likely be a fixture in post-
Did you take public transport yesterday?
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking into allowing jeepneys to operate during general community quarantine (GCQ) areas earlier than planned-but it will still depend on the need for public transportation options."Kung hindi sufficient yung bus na yan, ang next
Need a new way forward?
The time has come: People are finally pushing for the Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, to be a more bike-friendly environment. It took a pandemic to force the issue, but now it's being seriously considered as a viable transportation option. Cycling
It has been given the green light by the NEDA
Nope, we aren't about to gripe about traffic; instead, we are going to present something hopeful. If this project pushes through, EDSA might soon be more pedestrian-friendly that you might actually be willing to walk along the main thoroughfare, and
It’s not meant to discriminate
Popular ride-hailing app Angkas is known for its witty and sometimes provocative posts on social media, opting for a less formal approach to engaging the public. It has a characteristic candor that has made it a darling of social media, drawing
Which of these are you most thankful for?
Another year is almost up, and while we can spend the last few days of 2019 groaning over the past 365 days of traffic jams, sweaty commutes and other transport headaches, we'd rather not-for now. It's still the holidays,
No meetings, documentation apparently ensued during initial six-month period
After asking court authorities to stop the operations of six app-based motorcycle-taxi companies, a commuter welfare group has now trained its guns on the technical working group (TWG) formed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).During a media forum at
It’s a sad reality we live in
The Internet is a gold mine of artwork, and we stumbled across a self-taught digital artist named Paul Timothy Sabado, aka Sab, a 17-year-old student who makes the most relatable pixel art about real-life situations in the city.
Here’s another idea
Would closing EDSA's numerous U-turn slots lead to an improvement in the thoroughfare's traffic flow? At least one person in the Philippine House of Representatives seems to think so.In a recent interview with CNN Philippines, House Minority Leader
Either way, people are tired of the current state of traffic in the metro
So, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo finally deigned to join the common folk for the rush-hour commute on the morning of October 11-and, after a grueling journey that took nearly four hours, still stood by his claim that there is no
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
Hectic work sked taking its toll on DOTr officials' health
As early as 8am, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) forum hall was already jampacked with people anxiously waiting for the start of the event. Dubbed as the Public Transport Modernization Expo, key players of the transport sector-both from private and
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