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DoTr to review revised concession contract for Bulacan airport

THE government has received from Bulacan airport proponent San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) the revised contract for the project on Monday, which contained altered provisions to accommodate requests from the Department of Transportation (DoTr), it said on Tuesday.

Tagum gov’t urges 158 landowners affected by Mindanao railway to opt...

OFFICIALS OF the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Tagum City government met on Monday with residents who will be affected by the Mindanao Railway System (MRS), urging them to opt for a negotiated sale to get a higher price for their properties than when the government asserts the Doctrine of Expropriation.

Gov’t unhappy over Angkas comeback, to pursue legal action

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) has expressed its disappointment over the return of motorcycle-hailing company Angkas, maintaining its stance that the company’s services should be kept off the road.

PHL, Indonesia to revive Davao-Manado flights

THE Philippine and Indonesian governments are seeking to re-establish air connections between Davao City and Manado.

Dalian agrees to absorb cost of fixing MRT trains — Tugade

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is targeting to deploy the trains manufactured by Chinese firm CRRC Dalian Co. for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) by the end of the year, after securing the Chinese firm’s assurance it will shoulder the costs of any modifications.

DoTr authorizes private vehicle inspection centers

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) has authorized private entities to open motor vehicle inspection centers.

DoTr asks NLEX to drop arbitration case

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is asking NLEX Corp. to drop its arbitration case over long overdue toll fee adjustments at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).

Bicol International Airport project halfway done — DoTr

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) said construction of the Bicol International Airport is 50% complete and is well on track for its opening in...

DoTr seeking end of arbitration case on NLEX toll adjustments

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it is asking NLEX Corp. to terminate its arbitration case regarding the overdue toll adjustments for the North...

More airport dev’t needed after NAIA closure

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said the disruption to air travel caused by the airport closure caused by the botched landing of a XiamenAir jet last week highlights the need to develop alternative gateways and upgrade systems at existing airports.

DoTr chief targets November for resolving license-plate backlog

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it will be able to tackle the license plate backlog by November as license plates are now being manufactured in the country.

DoTr chief outlines airport roadmap

TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade outlined the government’s airport roadmap to include multiple airports connecting Bulacan, Cavite, and NCR.

Tugade: 2017 license plate backlog to be cleared by November

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it will clear its 2017 license plate backlog by November this year as license plates are now being...

Modern jeepneys to ply 3 new Iloilo routes

NEW PUBLIC utility jeepneys (PUJs) under the government’s transport modernization program will be deployed in three new routes in Iloilo starting Tuesday, July 31.

DoTr to decide on proposed regional airports by third quarter

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it might decide by the third quarter whether to grant original proponent status to the three companies planning to develop, operate and manage regional airports, all of which have resubmitted their proposals earlier this year.

DoTr to roll out modern jeepneys

ABOUT 150 modern jeepneys will soon ply Metro Manila’s roads after the Department of Transportation (DoTr) dispatched the upgraded jeepneys to operators on Friday.

DoTr to roll out more than 200 modern jeepneys tomorrow

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) is set to roll out more than 200 modernized public utility jeepneys (PUJ) in Ermita, Manila tomorrow, July 20. “Over...

DoTr recommends to MIAA award of OPS to NAIA rehab consortium

THE MANILA International Airport Authority (MIAA) has received a recommendation from the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to accept the unsolicited proposal of the consortium of seven conglomerates to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

DoTr: China’s Dalian should pay for technical adjustments on MRT trains

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) insisted that Chinese firm CRRC Dalian Co. should pay for the cost of any technical adjustments required to accommodate the 48 new trains for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3).

DoTr suspends three officials over corruption allegations

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has suspended three officials among its ranks on corruption charges. The agency said in a statement Transportation Secretary Arthur P....

Intermodal transport system to be implemented in Metro Cebu

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) announced Tuesday, July 3, that it will implement an intermodal Integrated Transportation System (ITS) in Metro Cebu within the next two years.

DoTr: Firms with pending cases against government banned from project bidding

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has issued a new memorandum restricting companies with pending cases versus the government to join any of its bidding...

Transportation dep’t sees Cagayan de Oro port terminal opening in December

THE PASSENGER terminal building at the Cagayan de Oro port is expected for completion on Dec. 15, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.

Vibrant than ever

Comprising the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales, Central Luzon plays a huge role in the Philippine economy. It...

Modern jeepneys approved for Pasay route

MODERNIZED public utility jeepneys (PUJs) will start hitting the road on a route within Pasay City on Monday, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.

DoTr to decide on MPIC-Ayala’s MRT takeover by yearend

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) targets to address the Metro Pacific Investment Corp. (MPIC) and Ayala Corp.’s unsolicited proposal for the rehabilitation and takeover of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) by the end of the year.

DoTr may green-light consortium’s NAIA rehabilitation plan in two weeks

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) may grant within the next two weeks the original proponent status (OPS) to the consortium seeking to rehabilitate the...

DOTr, JICA agree on 43-month MRT rehab

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have finalized on Friday, May 11, the terms...

Vehicle plate plant opened

SWIFTER PRODUCTION and distribution of vehicle license plates is expected as the Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) inaugurated on...

2 MRT execs in reported scuffle amid meeting with foreign donors

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said Friday there was a “heated incident” between two officials of the Metro Rail...

Recto: DBM-led Pasig River transport revival won’t suffer same fate as...

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto on Thursday, April 5, expressed hopes that the rehabilitation plan of the Department of Budget and Management...

Senator calls on DoTr to act on unused Dalian trains

WITH THE increased number of operating Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains, Senator Grace S. Poe-Llamanzares on Tuesday expressed hope that the Department of Transportation...

MRT deploys more trains

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) deployed 15 Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) trains on Apr 2, the first time since Jan 5. At around 2:10...

Duterte to host expo on mass transportation

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to lead opening rites today, April 3, for “Public Transport Modernization Expo: Modernong Sasakyan, Progresibong Bayan” — the...

DoTr unveils expanded Tacloban airport terminal

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Friday, March 16, inaugurated the expanded passenger terminal building (PTB) of the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban...

Audit of China-made trains almost complete, requires weighing test

THE independent auditor of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 trains bought from Chinese firm Dalian Locomotive said that a weighing test should be done, the...

Unsolicited proposal submitted for Davao, new Bohol airports

CHElSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) has submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) an unsolicited Public-Private Partnership (PPP) proposal to develop the Davao and...

Cruise tourist arrivals in the Philippines surge nearly 2000% in January

Cruise ship tourist arrivals skyrocketed by 1,953% to 9,156 passengers in January from only 446 in January of last year. The Department of Transportation (DoTr)...

DoTr, Bombardier sign deal to buy signaling equipment for MRT3

THE Department of Transportation on Friday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOU) with Canadian company Bombardier Transportation for the procurement of an original equipment...

Ride-sharing quota for Metro Manila may rise

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it is considering an increase in the number of ride-sharing vehicles in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. In a...

Taguig terminal construction to start by 2nd half of 2018

CONSTRUCTION OF the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange (ITX) will start by the second half of the year, the government announced yesterday. The Department of Transportation...

15 key infrastructure projects being readied for 2018 launch

THE GOVERNMENT expects a pickup in infrastructure activity this year, with 15 big-ticket projects already in the pre-construction stage, the Finance department said. This adds...

DoTr reviews unsolicited proposal for Clark airport

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) will review the unsolicited proposal of the Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC)...

Former MRT contractor washes its hands of glitches

THE company that until recently provided maintenance services for the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) denied having any involvement in the recent mishaps involving the...

DoTr eyes ‘sabotage’ in latest MRT mishap

AN OFFICIAL of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) has raised the possibility of sabotage behind the latest mishap affecting the Metro Rail Transit or...