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‘The TWG will not be deterred by threats’
A few days ago, commuter welfare group Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP) questioned the Department of Transportation (DOTr) technical working group's (TWG) authority over the ongoing motorcycle-taxi pilot run. Now, the agency has responded.In a strongly worded
To protect public interest
Yesterday, the government announced that Metro Manila rail line stations have begun charging an extra P10 for the issuance of Beep cards.The hike brought the cost per card up to P30, and this doesn't even include a Beep card's
Yes, please
Have you become wary of opening your Grab app due to the ride-hailing service's exorbitant fares of late? Well, its management has some very good news for you.According to a report by GMA News Online, Grab Philippines president Brian
What was your last taxi experience like?
One would think that with the easy accessibility of ride-hailing services and stricter enforcement by government transportation agencies regular taxis would've gotten their act together. Unfortunately, if this social experiment by Bisayang Hilaw is to be believed, this isn't
It’s not going away
Motorists have barely resigned to themselves to a life spent slowly crawling along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) northbound lanes, when they were rudely awakened-an understatement, we know-by extreme congestion on the southbound lanes on the evening of November 7
It really does feel nostalgic
Hi, fellow commuters! Come on, admit it: Your morning and evening UV rides are so frustrating-and such a waste of precious time-that you sometimes listen to music and pretend like you're in a dramatic music video. Sure, the person
Sad ones, to be honest
Anyone who has ever needed to ride the MRT at least once in their lives-especially during rush hour-knows how much of an ordeal it is to use this mode of transport. That's just the tip of the iceberg, though-
These are just a few of many
You wake up to a buzzing alarm, and you realize it's a Monday morning yet again. You squint your eyes at the clock and see that it's already 5am. Five years ago 5am meant you can press the snooze button
There are 5,000 taxi franchises up for grabs
Set aside all your concerns regarding the number of TNVS units (or the lack thereof) for a minute. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has some good news. Well...sort of.The government agency has just announced that it has
Because s*** just got real
The rainy season has officially begun, whether you like it or not. And to make sure our readers stay safe when the typhoons hit, we're handing out a new set of tips.We've already released tip sheets for driving in
What’s more convenient these days?
Remember back when you could greet the long weekend by getting into your ride and driving off without a care in the world? Yeah, those were the days. Now you're more likely to be greeted by hour-long traffic jams and
The six-month pilot-run for 27,000 riders in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu begins
The much-awaited pilot runs of ride-hailing motorcycle company Angkas in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu have officially started.Angkas officials led by George Royeca announced that the technical working group (TWG) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) had given the
Will this really improve the Metro Manila traffic situation?
It looks like our traffic and transportation agencies have a new target: UV Express units loading and unloading passengers wherever they please.Earlier today, the Philippine Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) made Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2019-025, which has
Eight new train stations will be added
If you're one of the Caviteños in the Manila workforce, then this is something you're surely looking forward to: The Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Light Rail Transit Authority, and the Light Rail Manila Corporation have announced the start
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,
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
Operations resume on April 22
Planning to stay in the city during Holy Week? If yes, remember not to take the MRT as the rail line's management has announced its annual maintenance shutdown will take place over this period.According to an announcement made via the
For one day only
International Women's Day is tomorrow, and to celebrate the occasion, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and MRT-3 management have announced that all female passengers will be allowed to ride the rail line free of charge.Free entrance for women will
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