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Heads up, motorists from down south: Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) through the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is rolling out its Easytrip RFID Sticker Caravan. With this initiative, MPTC subsidiary MPT South Corporation will be bringing its Easytrip installation services to different
“Good luck to all our commuters”
This definitely isn't a good look for buses.Yesterday, a bus operator was caught red-handed by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) personnel faking COVID-19 safety protocols.Under the new normal, buses are required to check passengers' temperatures prior to
From one rider to another
Mobility in Metro Manila has changed drastically ever since this COVID-19 pandemic hit, and in a way, we're still thankful. Moving around the city has been incredibly hard over the past several months, but at least we're starting to
*The deadline has been extended by a month
RFID tollway stickers have been the talk of the town for some time now, as motorists and tollway operators have been rushing over the past few weeks to meet the government's November deadline to shift to 100% cashless toll-payment systems.
This will be the “absolute deadline”
We're less than a week away from the government's November 2 deadline for all tollways to shift to 100% cashless toll payment systems, but it appears that the deadline won't be met. Apart from the fact that a lot
As well as in Pampanga, Cebu, and other locations
At the start of September, Grab Philippines announced that GrabCar and GrabTaxi rides were once again available until midnight. Well, now that restrictions on public transportation have eased up even further, the company has just announced that its ride-hailing services will
This includes driver’s and conductor’s licenses, as well as student permits
It's true that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has continuously extended the validity of the driver's licenses throughout this pandemic. However, there are still a lot of motorists who have yet to renew their licenses, especially teenagers and senior citizens
And stocks sold out in a jiffy
We recently came across a pretty intriguing promo from popular Chinese tech company Xiaomi: buy a brand-new smartphone, and get an electric kick scooter (EKS) for free. Quite the unusual combination for a promo, wouldn't you agree? Yeah, you can
Shopping malls can now hold sales, too
Just in time for Christmas, shopping malls can hold sales and other activities that spur economic activity, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday, October 16.Persons in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) can also
It might do more harm than good
Yesterday, the Department of Transportation announced that it has ordered all transportation sectors to implement a 'one seat apart' policy to help increase capacity and jumpstart public transit. The move comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte gave the measure his go-
The previous physical-distancing requirement was one meter
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved imposing a 'one seat apart' rule in public transport, as the economy gradually and carefully restarts seven months into the COVID-19 quarantine, his spokesman said today, October 13.Previously, commuters were required to be spaced one
Take note, commuters
Some more good news coming your way, commuters: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has just opened 44 new public utility jeepney routes and authorized 4,820 more PUJs in the metro. This comes after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)
Motorists should use vents and roll down windows to improve cabin ventilation
The Department of Health (DOH) has just released a new memo on how to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and motorists should take note. The agency has now advised that recirculating air inside vehicles must be avoided.This is covered
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We only have a few weeks to go before major expressways completely shift to cashless transactions under the orders of the Department of Transportation. If you haven't gotten ahold of RFIDs for your cars yet by now, you might want to
Fingers crossed
Can motorcycle-taxi riders now see the light at the end of the tunnel?National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. revealed that President Rodrigo Duterte had been informed of the official recommendation of the Inter-Agency
Let’s hope the train line will be back up and running as soon as possible
Man, talk about bad luck. A fire broke out at the Santolan Station of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) earlier today, and this has forced the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) to halt the train line's operations.Multiple
At a hospital parking garage of all places
Apparently, some car enthusiasts in the US didn't get the memo that the world is in the middle of a pandemic.A few days ago, a small car show in California erupted into chaos after thousands of people showed up. To
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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has found itself in a bit of a pickle since this pandemic started. In a nutshell, with the agency's offices closed for prolonged periods, the agency's backlog continued to pile up over the past months.
Dealing with flat tires will be a breeze
We've seen battery powered bicycles with their pedal-assist functions and off-road capabilities pop up left and right over the past year or so, and frankly, we're starting to feel like we're seeing the same thing over and
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