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First and last trips depart from terminus stations at 6am and 6pm, respectively
The MMDA’s number-coding scheme also remains suspended
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) made it clear during the start of the year that number coding will still be suspended around the metro until further notice. And according to the agency's latest advisory (which you can see below), this
As SMC accelerates work on the southbound side of the Skyway Extension
After opening the northbound section of the Skyway Extension a few days ago, San Miguel Corporation has announced that work on the southbound side "will advance and move at a faster pace" to meet the project's completion by the third quarter
To make way for rehabilitation works along the train line
It appears the rehabilitation works along the LRT-1 line have yet to be finished. The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has just confirmed that there will be upcoming weekend shutdowns for the rest of April.Following the temporary shutdown during Holy
Take note
Due to the recently imposed enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ in Greater Manila, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has had to close its offices in the region for the entire month of April. Consequently, the agency has had to extend
Again
Sweating bullets trying to renew your vehicle registration with the Land Transportation Office (LTO)? Well, you can rest easy again, because the agency has announced it is extending the validity of registration for vehicles with license plates ending in 3 and 4.
Passage through this 4km northbound segment is free until further notice
Here it is, ladies and gents. After a few major delays, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has officially opened the northbound section of the Skyway Extension Project.A few weeks ago, SMC shared that the elevated tollway was already structurally complete, and now
Adjust your schedules accordingly
Need to take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) heading out of town over the next couple of days? You might want to make adjustments to your route and schedule, as the NLEX Corporation has announced lane and toll-lane closures to make
Be advised
The Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public that active-transport users-cyclists, EKS users-are not required to wear face shields. The agency emphasized that this could pose potential safety risks on the road for these people.As stated in
Better safe than sorry
The Land Transportation Office's (LTO) license plate production has run into another snag. During a Zoom press conference held earlier today, the agency revealed that production operations are currently suspended due to false-positive COVID-19 test results of two employees.
In addition, 250 new routes will be activated
Those who have to take public transportation during the ongoing pandemic might have an easier time finding rides soon, as the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced that it is set to deploy thousands of more jeepneys and buses
Uh oh
Well, this is hardly a good look for the public transport system. According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), recent COVID-19 testing among rail line personnel has yielded a whopping 522 positive results.Of that figure, 117 positive cases came from
These zipper lanes will be open from 5:30am to 8am and from 5pm to 8pm
Residents of Quezon City, take note. The QC local government unit has just implemented a new traffic scheme along Commonwealth Avenue near Fairview.There will be zipper lanes opened from Mondays to Saturdays-one in the morning from 5:30am to 8am,
The agency is being careful during ECQ, though
The new Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, also known as Rockwell Bridge, was supposed to have been finished by now. It was originally scheduled to open in December 2020, but unfortunately, COVID-19 happened and the timeline for the project's completion had to
Provided you follow a few guidelines
Yes, you can bike outdoors for exercise despite the Greater Manila Area being under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) made this clear enough on social media last week.A clarification needs to be made, though, after reports
Planning to head out?
Tough luck if you were hoping for a normalization to trai- line operations following the 2021 Holy Week break: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced that the MRT-3, the LRT-1, and the LRT-2 will continue operating at a
The vehicle has just obtained PQS prequalification from the WHO
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its partner companies have taken big steps forward in the fight against this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A Land Cruiser 78 with a dedicated refrigerator for vaccine transportation has just obtained Performance, Quality, and Safety (PQS) prequalification.
Will SMC start collecting toll fees soon?
On Monday, March 29, the authorities and concessionaires of Skyway Stage 3 tested its electronic toll collection system ahead of launch, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.According to the DOTr, the test covered the inventory and maintenance of the toll collection
Efficiency will also be one of the agency’s priorities moving forward
It looks like newly appointed Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) executive director Alvin Carullo is making it a point to hear out all sides as the agency looks into proposed toll rate increases.In a statement, Carullo-who is two weeks fresh from
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