For now, the one-meter social-distancing requirement shall prevail
Well, that was quick.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) began the implementation of the reduced social distancing on public transportation at the start of this week, on September
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
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,
Plus, 27 of 34 elevators along the train line are finally back up and running
Commuters who take the MRT-3 regularly understand the struggle of having to walk up and down the multiple flights of stairs at the train stations. This is never easy, especially if you're late for a meeting or making your way
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
The goal is to have 34 bike racks across all northbound and southbound stations
Bicycles have been a go-to mode of transportation during this ongoing pandemic. They're much more affordable than things like electric kick scooters, not to mention more cost-efficient. However, the problem of infrastructure for cyclists in Metro Manila still remains.
The train line now has enough personnel
Good news: MRT-3 management has announced that it has mustered enough employees to resume limited operations this Monday, July 13, 2020. The news comes after trips were suspended earlier this week due to the spread of COVID-19 among train line
This adds three hours and 30 minutes to the daily bus operations
Taking public transport has been problematic since this pandemic began, to say the least. And just recently, things went further downhill after MRT-3 personnel tested positive for COVID-19.The rail line was initially expected run fewer trains following that development,
Sixteen of those who tested positive are ticket sellers
After temporarily shutting down its operations yesterday, July 7, the management of the MRT-3 has identified the workplaces and working times of its personnel who contracted the coronavirus. This information will help in contact-tracing efforts involving passengers who had direct
Uh-oh
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced today, July 6, that MRT-3 operations will be suspended to make way for the swab testing of all its personnel for COVID-19. The announcement comes after the number of positive cases among employees of
Was opening the train line the right move?
This wasn't the kind of look the government was aiming for when it resumed public transport operations following a months-long hiatus.In a recent Facebook post, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that it is ramping up MRT-3 health
More buses will be deployed to augment the reduced train capacity
After 127 depot employees and rail workers tested positive for COVID-19, the MRT-3 could see a reduced number of operational trains beginning Monday, July 6. Currently, some 16 to 19 trains are deployed daily, with each accommodating a maximum of
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For rail replacement works
Attention MRT-3 regulars (or what's left of those who take the train, anyway): The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced the train line will be suspending operations for a handful of weekends from July to September.The affected weekends will
We can only dream
It was the stuff of nightmares for every Metro Manila commuter: A freak rainstorm had turned the city into even more of a dreaded traffic hellhole than it usually is. Carlo Maala, in his late 20s in 2017, was making his way
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