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What do you think?
Our public transportation system left much to be desired even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now? Circumstances outside of our control have magnified its flaws even more.At least one member of Congress believes that service contracting is the answer to
Do you wear one?
Heads up, everyone: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has just announced that face shields will soon be required when using any form of public transportation.The agency sent out a memorandum circular earlier today making the use of the personal protective device
Motorists, take note
In case you missed it, President Rodrigo Duterte announced last night that Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal will be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting August 4, 2020. This means that there will once
Drivers are required to display a QR code
Commuters will have more means of getting around during general community quarantine after regulators gave 1,943 public utility jeepneys the go-ahead to ply 17 new routes in Metro Manila.Before the go signal from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory
Good move
Here's a good reminder for all the bus operators out there: Stick to the maximum passenger count and follow social-distancing guidelines, or else you could end up paying a very hefty fine.One Metrolink bus recently found this out the
Is this a good idea?
Last week, we questioned whether or not the concrete barriers lining EDSA-which have been involved in dozens of accidents since their implementation-are such a good idea. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) seems to think so, as the agency has decided
Perhaps both?
The EDSA bus barrier has both its proponents and detractors. On one hand, their presence brings some semblance of order to the whole EDSA Busway setup being implemented by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and gives authorities a chance to make examples
The agency is still eyeing partial operability by the fourth quarter of 2021
Businesses and operations across the country came to a halt when the COVID-19 crisis started, the government's infrastructure projects included. For several months, construction activities were at a standstill due to the pandemic.This meant that now more than ever,
There are now 13 operational bus and modern PUV routes through PITX
We have more good news for commuters in Metro Manila: The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved the special permits of 30 more buses that will soon operate via the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).Specifically, these buses
Is this an accessory our taxis here could use?
Taxis may hold nowhere near as many occupants as buses, trains, or jeepneys do, but there's a risk of viruses spreading inside these vehicles nonetheless. Drivers sit just a few feet away from their passengers within an enclosed space, so the
According to the MMDA
It's only been a few weeks since the Department of Transportation (DOTr) began interim operations of the new busway system along EDSA, and it's almost inevitable that there will be motorists caught violating this system every now and then.However,
Check out the DOTr’s latest progress update video
Public transportation hasn't been much of a bright spot lately, but we have some news that will hopefully put smiles on commuters' faces: the MRT-7 is now 58.95% complete as of June 2020.It's been quite a while
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Our days of having to bring extra shirts to the office may be numbered. Sony has just introduced a palm-sized 'wearable thermo device' you can tuck underneath your polo, and it's capable of keeping you cool and sweat-free during
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
If you have to talk, you must wear a mask
Passengers riding the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) are now prohibited from talking inside trains to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) said today, July 10.According to LRMC corporate communications head Jacqueline Gorospe,
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,
The implementing guidelines are now being drafted, according to Malacañang
In the past few weeks, some local government units have come up with different designs for motorcycle-mounted protective shields that can help prevent the spread of coronavirus between riders and their passengers.Governors Arthur Yap of Bohol and Arthur Defensor Jr.
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
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