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Multiple signs and markers have been installed all around the terminal
These will be used for the DOTr's‘ Libreng Sakay for Frontliners’ program
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) continues to lend a helping hand amid this COVID-19 crisis, as it has now rolled out four prototypes of its 'COVID-ready' vehicle which will be used for the Department of Transportation's Libreng Sakay for
Things were pretty orderly, actually
It seems that on this first day of general community quarantine (GCQ) in the metro, traffic along EDSA has returned to the sorry state that we've been accustomed to over the years. The situation at the MRT stations, however, was entirely
Not a good look
That's a hell of a traffic jam. Frankly, this is a troubling sight given the circumstances. But let's be honest: Did we really expect anything different when authorities announced Metro Manila would be shifting to general community quarantine (GCQ) today?
Stay safe out there
General community quarantine. Enhanced community quarantine. Modified enhanced community quarantine. Quarantine, quarantine, quarantine-if only we had a peso for every time this word, or some variation of it, was mentioned on our website over the past two months.Anyway, Metro Manila
Are you willing to shift to cashless?
The days of cash payments inside PUVs might be numbered.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) have teamed up with PayMaya to provide PUV operators with more cashless payment options. The move is in line
Agree?
If there's one thing we can appreciate from what's transpired over the past two months, it's that cyclists-a sector that has for too long been an afterthought in the grand scheme of our country's transportation landscape-are
“There should be uniformity in the enforcement of traffic laws”
Riders appealing to the national government to allow pillion riding among family members is fast becoming a bandwagon, despite the continued of implementation of physical distancing.The latest among local officials who are in favor of the proposal is Ako Bicol party-
The hearing will resume after the lockdown
Now that the cat is out of the bag, a group of lawyers belonging to a riders' organization is coming up with a new strategy in a bid to stop the implementation of the controversial Republic Act No. 11235, officially called the
These stops will be located at the MRT-3 stations
We've known for a while how public transport will change drastically under the new normal. But now, it's becoming clear that even the ever-notorious EDSA will have to be reworked as well.The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced
Created using the game 'Cities: Skylines'
If you want to escape the COVID-19 scenario you find yourself in right now, you can fire up the computer and play video games. Better yet, choose a simulation game and create the perfect world, one that doesn't have a
The government will bring the students home via its Hatid Estudyante program
Parents will not be allowed to pick up their children who are stranded in Metro Manila and other cities and regions, even as the rest of the Philippines transitions into general community quarantine (GCQ) on May 16, 2020, the Department of the
There are exceptions
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) clarifies that recent reports saying senior citizens, pregnant women, and other high-risk individuals will not be allowed to use mass transport under general community quarantine (GCQ) are not entirely accurate.According to the agency, "highly vulnerable
Commuters of the metro, welcome to the ‘new normal’
Once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila is lifted, the different modes of public transport will finally resume operations-albeit at limited capacities-and this includes the major rail lines in the capital.Considering how trains are usually packed with
As if queues didn’t take long enough already
Commuters in Metro Manila know how difficult it is to practice social distancing when riding public transport, especially when traveling via the city's trains. This is why the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will only allow the major rail lines to resume
In a limited capacity, of course
The scheduled end of Metro Manila's enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on May 16, 2020 is fast approaching, and along with it, the public transportation ban.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has already shared guidelines for modes of public transportation set to
Travel to and from airports will also be allowed following specific guidelines
The placement of certain areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) means that some private and public transport vehicles are once again allowed on the road. The Department of Transportation has already released the full guidelines as well as the corresponding social-distancing
Movement is still limited, but there will be more modes of transport available
As of this writing, ECQ has been lifted in some areas in Luzon, and the general community quarantine period (GCQ) will be implemented in its place.Under the GCQ, some modes of transport are allowed following specific guidelines set by the Department
Be informed
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has shared physical distancing guidelines for buses, jeepneys, and other PUVs allowed to operate during the general community quarantine period (GCQ).Just to make things clear, Metro Manila is still under an enhanced community quarantine period (ECQ),
The detailed routes are also viewable via the Sakay.ph website
In case you haven't seen it yet, there's this mobile app called Sakay.ph that provides directions for commuters around Metro Manila. It specifies which mode of public transport you can take to get from one point in the metro
These add to the DOTr’s fleet of vehicles currently providing free transport
Just a couple of weeks back, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) lent out some of its vehicles to aid in the transport of healthcare workers within the cities of Biñan and Santa Rosa in Laguna. Now, the carmaker is deploying even more
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