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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...

Makati mass transport system to break ground by ‘year end’

The proposed $3.7-billion Makati Mass Transport system is expected to break ground by the end of the year, the Makati City government said. In a...

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.

Lights out for Indonesia’s LRT just days before Asian Games

Jakarta, Indonesia -- Indonesia is investigating a series of malfunctions that have plagued its first light rapid transit (LRT) system just days out from...

Senate passes bill seeking to provide free Wi-Fi in transport terminals

The Senate on Tuesday, July 24, approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1749 which seeks to provide free internet access and...

Grab files motion for reconsideration on P10-million LTFRB fine

Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) has filed last week a motion for reconsideration to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the P10-million fine...

IRC Properties to proceed with Swiss challenge for Makati transport project

IRC Properties, Inc. said it will now proceed with the Swiss challenge for its proposed $3.7-billion Makati Mass Transport system, after securing approval from...

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...

After Grab, LTFRB orders Hype to explain P2-per-minute charge

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a show-cause order to transport network company (TNC) Hype Transport Systems, Inc. for allegedly...

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....

LTFRB says it approved ₱1-jeepney fare hike, order yet to be...

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved a P1 fare hike on public utility jeepneys (PUJ) in its board meeting Wednesday...

Where are the most congested roads in Metro Manila?

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher In 2017, the average volume of vehicles that passed through Metro Manila's circumferential and radial road each day was...

How many vehicles pass through EDSA everyday?

With 367,728 vehicles traversing daily on the average, EDSA remains the National Capital Region's most congested road, based on 2017 estimates. Vehicles that pass through this highway account for 13.6% of the average daily traffic in Metro Manila, which is reported at 2.7 million.

Philippines, Papua New Guinea increase air entitlements

THE PHILIPPINES and Papua New Guinea now have expanded air entitlements, having signed an agreement to improve air connectivity on Thursday.

IRC gets original proponent status for Makati mass transport system

IRC Properties, Inc. secured original proponent status from the Makati government for its proposed $3.7-billion intra-city rail transport system.

IRC bags original proponent status for Makati mass transport system

IRC Properties, Inc. bagged original proponent status from the Makati government for its proposed $3.7-billion intra-city mass transport system within the city. In a disclosure...

New features added to Sakay.ph mobile application

SAKAY.PH is launching its redesigned mobile application to include the latest transportation developments and new features designed to make it easier for commuters to travel within Metro Manila.

Tan-led Infracorp eyes O&M partner for Skytrain

INFRACORP Development, Inc. is currently looking for an operations and maintenance (O&M) partner for its P3.5-billion Skytrain project, saying it is speaking with several firms from Austria, France, Japan and China.

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.

Toyota to invest $1 billion in Grab

SINGAPORE — Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to invest $1 billion in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company’s ongoing financing round, which was launched after it bought the regional business of Uber Technologies, Inc.

World Bank reiterates Cebu BRT is viable

THE World Bank has reiterated its view that it considers the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project to be feasible, amid calls by the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to cancel the project in favor of a railway system.

LTFRB given power to set ride-sharing fares

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) has empowered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to regulate fares charged by transport network companies (TNCs) and transport network vehicle services (TNVS).

TNC Hirna on track for expansion beyond Davao

LOCAL transportation network company (TNC) Hirna Mobility Solutions, Inc. is set to expand its operations outside Davao, starting with Iligan City and Cagayan De Oro.

IRC proposes mass transport system in Makati

IRC Properties, Inc., now led by businessman Antonio L. Tiu, is seeking to build a mass transportation system within Makati City to address traffic congestion in the country’s central business district.

LFTRB reminds PUVs to give student discounts as school starts next...

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is reminding all public utility vehicles to give student discounts all-year round as classes resume next...

Construction of railway for Subic-Clark cargo train to start next year...

The government’s plan to build a cargo train railway connecting Subic to Clark is targeted to start next year, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno...

Singapore seeks clarification from Malaysia on high-speed rail link

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has requested clarification regarding Malaysia's position on a high-speed rail link between the two countries, a minister in the wealthy city-state...

Turning disruptions into opportunities

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero Oftentimes, disruption is negatively defined as a disturbance or a problem that interrupts an event, activity, or process. In this day...

Taxi drivers: the forgotten demographic

Taxi drivers do not get the same public support as TNVS drivers.

AGI unit bags original proponent status for Skytrain

THE infrastructure arm of tycoon Andrew L. Tan’s Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) bagged the original proponent status (OPS) for its proposed P3-billion monorail...

LRTA buys train driving simulator for LRT-2 operators

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) announced it had acquired a train driving simulator, a technology said to control risks and reduce accidents in...

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...

Chelsea opens Matnog-Allen route

CHELSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) announced Friday that its subsidiary, Starlite Ferries Inc., had opened a new route between Matnog, Sorsogon and Allen, Northen...

Ride-hailing firms rush into Philippine gridlock

A SLEW of ride-hailing ventures are taking to the gridlocked streets of Manila, undeterred by the market dominance of Grab now that it controls...

MiCab partners with Japanese firm for in-cab advertising

Taxi-hailing application MiCab announced it is partnering with Japanese advertising firm Hallohallo Business Inc. to launch MiAds, or mobile internet advertising, which it said...

Grab Philippines to launch new app interface, features in July

Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.ph, Inc.) is looking to launch in July new features in its ride-hailing mobile application. In a statement, the transportation network company (TNC)...

MiCab becomes fifth TNC to receive LTFRB accreditation

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has accredited MiCab Systems Corporation, a transportation network company (TNC) that will provide taxi-hailing services as...

A day in the life of Uber and Grab drivers

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltram, Special Features Writer Before becoming an Uber driver full-time, Ismael Mamaril Villanueva spent 30 years working for the government at the...

Consortium proposes bus terminal in Bulacan

PRIVATE consortium North Luzon Express Terminals Inc (NLET) has proposed to build a P5-billion integrated bus terminal in Bocaue, Bulacan to service provincial bus...

Consortium proposes integrated provincial bus terminal in Bocaue

Private consortium North Luzon Express Terminals Inc (NLET) has proposed an integrated bus terminal in Bocaue, Bulacan to service provincial bus riders in areas...

LTFRB: Uber operations until April 15

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said Uber Philippines (Uber Systems Inc)'s operations as a ride-sharing company or...

Grab Philippines: Uber app to continue working but with ‘limited functionality’

Uber users in the Philippines will still be able to book rides via mobile application as Grab Philippines announced that the Uber app will...

Helicopter ride-sharing service takes off in Manila

TECH START-UP Ascent has introduced its helicopter ride-sharing service in Manila, targeting both local and foreign businessmen who are looking for a way to...

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...

Five other startups that are solving Manila’s traffic

It's not just Uber and Grab.