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Coalition says NCR is lagging behind Metro Cebu in setting up bike lanes
Tag that friend who needs riding lessons
With limitations on public transportation especially at the start of the community quarantine, more and more people have started to get into biking. Bicycles are a dependable mode of transportation, provide a great workout, and let you keep your distance on our
It’s been quite a year
COVID-19 didn't just shake up local transportation when it landed in the Philippines back in March. The coronavirus burst through a wall a la Kool-Aid Man, grabbed it by the neck, violently tossed it around the room, and threw
Check out the schedule
Good news for motorists who'll have to head out of town during the 2020 holidays: The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) has announced it will not be collecting toll fees at its expressways for the 2020 holidays.The expressways under the
Take note, commuters
The management of LRT-1 has announced operating hours for the 2020 holiday season up until January 1. You'll want to keep this in mind if you're riding the train in the coming weeks.From Baclaran (weekdays)From Baclaran (weekends
Plan your trips accordingly
Heads up if you're taking the MRT during the Christmas holidays: the train's management has released the following schedule covering December 19 to January 5.North AvenueTaft AvenueNorth AvenueTaft AvenueNorth AvenueTaft AvenueNorth AvenueTaft AvenueNOTE: This article first appeared on Reportr.
This is big business
Well, here's another light bulb idea we wish we had thought of sooner. Apparently, renting out personal parking spaces to fellow motorists is very big business in some countries. How big? According to UK-based parking space booking service Your Parking
Honda is shaking up the segment
Honda continues to be aggressive in the growing scooter market with the unveiling of the 2021 Honda PCX160 and e:HEV.The new PCX160 is powered by a 156cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates 15.6hp at 8,500rpm and
Helmets and hand signals are required
Just last week, Las Piñas representative Camille Villar filed House Bill No. 8156, or the Bicycle Act of 2020.According to The Manila Times, it contains many of the provisions filed by her father Manny Villar when he was a senator
A welcome sight
Earlier this week, Valenzuela City followed through on its threat to suspend the NLEX Corporation's business permit if the expressway operator could not immediately address issues hounding its implementation of 100% RFID transactions. Since then, the parts of North Luzon Expressway (
They sell different food products using their motorcycles
When we talk about mobile food caravans, they usually involve trucks, carts, or vans. But motorcycles?Enter Moto Pop Up. Organized by independent group Segunda, the regular event sees motorbike enthusiasts selling different kinds of products on two wheels. There's tapsilog,
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Even before COVID-19, mass transportation in the metro was already fraught with problems. But when the pandemic hit, it brought the transport sector to a sudden halt. Especially in the early days of the crisis, frontliners struggled to find alternative ways
Ramon Ang addresses your concerns
Despite continuous dissemination of information from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and tollway operators, there still seems to plenty of question marks surrounding the shift to cashless tollway transactions.Surprised by the confusion? We aren't. Remember, this is a massive change
Will this be enough?
For the NLEX Corporation, the month of December has been off to a bumpy start. To kick things off, parts of the tollway turned into parking lots full of exasperated motorists on December 1, the first day of the Department of Transportation'
Let’s see how this issue pans out
It looks like the NLEX Corporation is now in a real bind over in Valenzuela City.Mayor Rex Gatchalian has followed through on his threat to issue a cease and desist order if the NLEX Corporation is unable to solve its RFID
Have you run into them?
There are good cyclists, and then there are these dudes.Apparently, some cyclists can't be bothered to find proper places to cross EDSA, instead opting to use U-turn slots to make it to the other side. The worst part about
The list keeps on growing
Motorists are going to have to take note of another U-turn slot closure along EDSA-but as of this writing, the change isn't set to be implemented until early next year.The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) had earlier announced
You’ve been warned
To say that a lot of people are driving around to get their hands on an RFID sticker is a massive understatement. Some installation sites are currently flooded with frustrated motorists, and while the move to repurpose regular toll lanes has helped
‘Let's give it a week’
Did you experience the rough start to 100% cashless expressways yesterday? If yes, you can take solace in the idea the transition won't be as confusing moving forward. In fact, the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) says it won't be
Do you agree?
Like we said, the first day of the 100% cashless expressways policy could have gone smoother. Yesterday morning was marred by traffic jams, long lines, and thousands of angry motorists. One word to sum it up? Carmageddon.Now, you would think most
Did you pass any of these this morning?
It looks like not all expressways were overwhelmed by the number of motorists looking to have RFID stickers installed this morning.In a statement, the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) said that expressways and toll plazas under its management reported smooth traffic during
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