The agency isn’t giving up just yet
Is the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) PUV modernization program (PUVMP) in limbo? If the agency isn't able to secure funding for the initiative for 2023, it just might be.Earlier this month, the DOTr failed to secure its P778 million
These seek to improve the flow of traffic inside the busway
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) isn't just adding more units to the EDSA Carousel, so it seems. The agency has also recently upgraded the busway with new timers installed at 13 stations along the entire route.Each bus timer has a
Is this enough?
The EDSA Busway might soon be getting a much-needed upgrade.According to a report by GMA News Online, Department of Transportation (DOTr) head Jaime Bautista has bared plans to increase the EDSA Busway's unit count to over 500 buses. This
That’s a long time
Last week, it was announced that a busy portion of Meralco Avenue would be closed to make way for the construction of the Metro Manila Subway.While the starting date of the closure, October 3, 2022, was bared, no update was given
The DOTr is helping cyclists get to and from school
Do you ride your bike to school? Whether you're a student, a teacher, or some other type of staff, riding a bicycle to school is one way to beat traffic and get around the metro. I mean, just look what happened
Are you looking forward to this?
In July, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) bared that it is working on rolling out a new automated fare collection system (AFCS) to streamline cashless payments in public modes of transportation. The budget? A whopping P4.5 billion.That is a pretty
The towns could also connect to the NSCR
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) stated in a recent Committee on Transportation hearing that extending the MRT-7 line to more towns in Bulacan could be a possibility in the future.Representative Salvador Pleyto Sr. of the 6th District of Bulacan pointed
Do you think this will help solve the EDSA Carousel’s issues?
How can the government really fix the EDSA Carousel? More stations and buses? Or perhaps employ the help of foreign governments? Well, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) has another idea: privatize it.According to a report by the Philippine Daily
Uh oh
As if commuters didn't have enough to worry about already, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has bared that it is trying to address a looming Beep card shortage right before the start of face-to-face classes.In a statement, the
Currently, 550 buses service the route
After securing the P1.4 billion budget to continue providing free rides until December 2022, the EDSA Carousel could now be getting more buses to service the route, to shorten waiting times and accommodate a higher number of users once the school
Traffic in the metro is expected to worsen starting next week
In a matter of days, we'll be seeing (probably) a huge increase in traffic all across the metro as face-to-face classes (F2F classes) return. There'll be more people queueing up for public transport, and there'll certainly be
The agency recently conducted an inspection of the project
In June, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) shared images of the progress it's made in building the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR). While the photos showed that the stations being built are still in the construction phase, it was clear there
These extend the existing busway network further south
The EDSA Busway has been the subject of much criticism lately, especially after reports came out that less than half of the busway's capacity was being utilized during rush hour. Today is a bit different, though, as we have some good
This is still a thing, by the way
Some of you may have become complacent when it comes to installing RFID stickers on your vehicles. And to be honest? We don't blame you. Our country's expressways still have cash payment booths on hand at toll plazas anyway.In
Get well soon, sir
New Department of Transportation (DOTr) secretary Jaime Bautista has tested positive for COVID-19, the agency has just reported.The DOTr's public relations team notified us via Viber: "Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista has tested positive for COVID-19. He is now
In 1.5 to two years
The mass transport system in Metro Manila has lately been the subject of public scrutiny. As the lines at the MRT-3 and the EDSA Carousel stations pile up, concerned government agencies are now desperate to find a solution.In the midst
Anyone else tired of being resilient?
It's past 12am on a Sunday, and I'm driving home after a long overdue cup of coffee with some friends I last saw pre-pandemic. Another dull stint behind the wheel-at least until something catches my passengers' attention as
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