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
Buses are now assigned to EDSA’s innermost lanes
Love them or hate them, buses are an integral part of EDSA. And while we've gotten used to seeing them on the outermost lanes of the thoroughfare, a new system is now being tested. Interim operations of the EDSA busway began
Read more on the requirements and available routes here
After allowing UV Express vehicles back on the road again, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has now released the specific guidelines for the resumption of operations of traditional jeepneys in Metro Manila under general community quarantine (GCQ).According to
Will this work in the long run?
We finally have a good look at what the stations along EDSA's inner bus lanes look like, and frankly, they appear rather nice.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) shared photos of completed bus stops along the EDSA Busway on social media
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All units are to operate terminal-to-terminal; fare rate remains at P2/km
After saying two days ago that UV Express operations will be allowed to resume this coming week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has now confirmed that a total of 980 units will be deployed to cover 47 routes beginning
The LTFRB made the clarifications during a recent hearing
Here's some good news for commuters in the metro: Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Martin Delgra has just announced that UV Express vehicles and traditional jeepneys will be allowed to resume operations in the capital starting next week.
This towel has come a pretty long way
Of all the creative face mask designs people have come up with since this pandemic started, this one has to be our favorite. Yes, this is a Good Morning towel face mask-the humble piece of cloth has gone from wicking sweat
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
Check out the full schedule of trips here
In case you missed it, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) recently gave the go signal for modern jeepneys to resume operations in the city under general community quarantine. The routes, however, only cover Metro Manila for the most part,
A technical working group is tasked to draft healthy protocols
With mounting pressure not only from local government units and motorcycle companies but the riding public as well, Malacañang has finally given a thumbs up to lift the ban on backriding.Presidential spokesman Atty. Harry Roque has announced that President Rodrigo
They must first comply with health standards
Jeepneys may soon ply the roads again as the national government works on the gradual ease of transportation restrictions, the Palace said on June 18, 2020. According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, jeepneys may soon ferry passengers again if the vehicles are
We hope that settles it
We're already a couple of weeks into general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila, but it seems that the guidelines on transport are still murky. People have continued to raise questions about driving out during GCQ, and one of the most
Have you considered buying something like this?
The past few months have shown us that personal mobility options like electric kick scooters are more than just novelties. These aren't merely toys for people with a little extra money to burn-they're real, viable alternatives.It isn't
A party-list solon is the latest to propose this to the IATF
It seems the pronouncement by President Rodrigo Duterte to uphold the ban on 'backriding' or pillion riding hasn't been enough to put the issue to rest. In fact, more government officials are joining the bandwagon in pushing for its partial liftingAng
Multiple signs and markers have been installed all around the terminal
As you may have heard by now, new bus routes in Metro Manila have just been added by the Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) under this general community quarantine. The agencies have also made it
Times like these, we could sure use some good alternatives to public transport
It's clear that industries have been shaken up by this pandemic, and it'll forever change the way we do business and, ultimately, how we carry out our daily lives.But of course, the changes that'll result from this crisis
A few ideas we cooked up
As our metropolis, and the world, has been forced to become immobile, mobility has never become more important for a select few-the frontliners. But while the police have always had their own means of transport, health professionals have relied mostly on
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