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The DOTr will “strictly enforce” the policy
The required distance between passengers in all forms of public transport shall remain at one meter, Presidential spokeperson Harry Roque confirmed on today, September 19."Nag-desisyon na po ang Presidente kahapon (September 18). Ang desisyon po ng Presidente, mananatili po ang
Through this scheme, the government will subsidize PUV operators and drivers
More details about the government's upcoming 'net service contracting scheme' under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan II) have surfaced, and it appears that things will soon start to look up for our country's mass transport system.The
This extension promises to cut travel from Masinag to Manila to just 40 minutes
Commuters can expect shorter travel times from Antipolo to Manila as construction for the LRT-2 East Extension Project is almost done, the Department of Transportation said on September 16, 2020.The progress rate of the project is at 92.14%, and
It starts today
A few days ago, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) had already approved plans to reduce social distancing on public transportation. If you're a commuter during the
Is this a good idea, though?
Commuters, you're going to want to be extra careful when taking public transportation over the next few weeks.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has just announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved
The agency also recently revealed its new tunnel boring machine
The Metro Manila Subway is one of the government's biggest projects that we think motorists and commuters alike are looking forward to, as it's surely something that could do wonders for our road congestion and mass-transport system in the
Baby steps
Metro Manila's train lines are definitely up and running. Statistics recently released by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) show ridership is nowhere near the usual numbers, but the MRT-3, LRT-1, LRT-2, and PNR are operational. Hey, baby steps,
There’s still a place for this icon on our streets
One of the more common back-and-forths you'll see online regarding the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) push for public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization revolves around the jeepney's status as a Filipino icon.On one hand, PUV modernization proponents
Heads up, motorists
We reported the other day that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will soon be requiring all major expressways to implement a completely cashless payment system in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This will be implemented under Department Order (DO) No. 2020-
Get your RFIDs ready, people
Toll plazas at major expressways are extremely high-contact areas, which is why cashless transactions via RFIDs along tollways have been encouraged throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.In the near future, however, electronic toll collection will not only be encouraged, but enforced.
“We hope that this settles the matter”
Yesterday, news of a possible EDSA tollway broke online following an interview with Department of Transportation (DOTr) assistant secretary Alberto Suansing. In it, the official suggested that such a system could reduce the number of cars on the thoroughfare and generate revenue,
More units are scheduled to follow
The EDSA Busway has been a hot topic of late, mainly because of the concrete barriers that separate it from the rest of the busy thoroughfare's lanes. This is hardly the only perceived flaw in the setup, though.Other issues that
Is this a good move?
Metro Manila is shifting back to general community quarantine (GCQ). Again. This was announced late last night by President Rodrigo Duterte, and comes following two weeks of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) after healthcare workers called for a "timeout."The return to
What do you think?
Our public transportation system left much to be desired even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now? Circumstances outside of our control have magnified its flaws even more.At least one member of Congress believes that service contracting is the answer to
We can’t wait for this to finish
It might not be as easy to notice if you drive past the construction areas on a daily basis, but a quick before-and-after gallery of Skyway Stage 3-courtesy of infrastructure buff Dimitri Valencia-will show that there's been
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