Safety first
Despite the changing Philippine labor landscape, especially 24/7 BPO operations, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a statement that 24-hour operations for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) may not be implemented any time soon, as the
Effective August 2
Passengers of the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 (LRT-1 and LRT-2) will have to pay higher fares beginning August 2, 2023, after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) approved the implementation of adjusted fares for both train lines.Operators
Happy Independence Day
If you're gonna be out in Metro Manila on Independence Day, take note: Free train rides will be available on June 12, 2023, on the LRT-1, the LRT-2, and the MRT-3.The waived train fares won't be
From the current 350,000 daily ridership
Those long snaking lines around MRT-3 stations might soon be much shorter. The DOTr has just announced that it is increasing the trains on the MRT-3 from a three-train setup to a four-train setup. This will significantly increase
In case you need reminding, making bomb jokes in public places-especially crowded ones like transport hubs-is a no-no. In fact, doing so can land you in jail for for violating Presidential Decree No. 1727, or the 'Anti-Bomb Joke
Who should be held liable?
Talk about a bad day. Commuter Allana Columbres has gone viral due to her recent experience at an MRT-3 station. According to an interview with ABS-CBN's Jacque Manabat, Columbres' laptop was damaged while going through the x-ray machine
For annual maintenance services and repairs
The Holy Week is still relatively far away, but two of the Metro's railway services are posting advisories as early as now. The MRT-3 (Metro Rail Transit - Line 3), LRT-1 (Light Rail Transit - Line 1), and LRT-2 (Light
Taking the train over the holidays?
MRT-3 management has finally released its operating hours for the coming holidays.For 2022, the train line will be shortening its operating hours on December 24, 25, and 31, as well as on January 1. Regular weekend operating hours will be
Refrain from buying from these unauthorized resellers, commuters
There's been a shortage of Beep cards for a while now. If you ride any of Metro Manila's trains regularly, then that's not news to you.What may come as a surprise to some of you, though, is that
The agency is only considering partnerships with operators
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is making it clear: No, the MRT-3 is not going up for sale.In a recent statement, the agency stressed that the government is not looking to sell the major rail line to the private sector.
For those staying in the city
The next couple of days will be kind of hectic-at least for motorists who plan on taking part in this year's Undas transport rush. For those staying inside Metro Manila? Not as much, probably.Still, there are some changes you'
Will the traffic from construction works be worth it?
Expressways and flyovers? That's cute. Anyone familiar with Metro Manila's traffic mess will tell you that an improved public transportation system is likely the key to solving the problem-which is why we're paying very close attention to the
Just in time for face-to-face classes
Will you be taking the MRT-3 more often now that the number coding scheme is once again being implemented during morning rush hours? If yes, you should probably know the train line will once again begin implementing a 'segregation scheme' for
For when face-to-face classes finally return
The return of face-to-face (F2F) classes is right around the corner. As such, students are starting to move in (or back) to Metro Manila as they prepare to go back to school.We're sure a huge percentage of these
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
But why?
Earlier this month, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) bared plans that the MRT-3 and PNR would be part of the agency's Libreng Sakay for Students Program starting August 2022. It appears this initiative has been put on ice for now.
Do you agree?
Have you felt any significant improvements to the MRT-3 line after the completion of the Rehabilitation Project?Department of Transportation (DOTr) secretary Jaime Bautista, who recently took over the post, conducted a surprise inspection of the MRT-3 on July 4,
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