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LTFRB mulling moratorium on new ride-hailing companies

THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is mulling a moratorium on the entry of more transport network companies (TNC), following the new department order tasking the agency to regulate the transportation segment.

NLEX flags high oil prices as concern

THE OPERATOR of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) is hoping to sustain its first quarter income and revenue growth for the full year, but flagged rising fuel prices as a concern.

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.

PAL to use VR technology for cabin crew training

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) has announced it will start using virtual reality (VR) technology for all its cabin crew training, beginning with latest batch of trainees.

MRTC: Sumitomo made valid MRT-3 rehab proposal

THE Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC) asserted that it has a valid proposal to rehabilitate the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) from Sumitomo Corp., after the Transportation department cast doubt on the proposal.

Grab says DoTr order proves its current fare structure is legal

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) on Wednesday said the Department of Transportation’s (DoTr) new department order (DO), which puts the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in charge of setting the fares of ride-hailing firms, proves its current fare structure is legal.

No Sumitomo rehab proposal for MRT-3 — Transport dep’t

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) clarified on Wednesday that Sumitomo Corp. did not offer to take charge of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) rehabilitation, though the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) remains the source of funding for the project.

Indonesia’s Go-Jek will beat local transport network firms, group warns

A FORMER board member of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has raised concerns over the possible entry of Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek into the Philippine market.

P23.5B for CALAX seen ready by end-July

THE Metro Pacific group is hoping to close the fund-raising for the construction of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) by next month.

Nationwide Round-Up

LTFRB to study drug​-​test process for long-haul drivers THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it needs to study how it would conduct...

AirAsia to start using MCIA new terminal by July 1

PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, Inc. announced it is moving its international flights to the new Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 starting July 1.

Ready for takeoff? More females training to be pilots

MORE WOMEN are earning their wings now, not as Victoria’s Secret fashion models but as pilots. Flight school Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) in Clark, Pampanga is saying it is preparing to train more women to become pilots.

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).

PAL to take delivery of Airbus 350-900 in the coming weeks

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) could expect the delivery of its A350-900 aircraft soon as Airbus reported it has successfully flown the new airplane from the assembly line in Toulouse, France, gearing it up for the final phase of production.

Micab partners with Huawei for customized tablets for drivers

TAXI-HAILING firm Micab Systems Corp. formalized a deal with technology giant Huawei on Friday for the provision of customized tablets for its drivers.

MICT operations get a boost with new cranes

THE Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) on Thursday received new port handling equipment, which expands its capacity by allowing it to accommodate the world’s biggest container ships.

MARINA on track to comply with EU norms for training seafarers

THE Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) said it is on track to address concerns raised by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) regarding the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (SCTW).

PHL shares extend climb on easing global worries

LOCAL SHARES extended their rally on Thursday as concerns over a global trade war continue to ease.

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.

DPWH ‘open’ to San Miguel Corp. plan extending TPLEx to Ilocos...

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has confirmed it is expecting an unsolicited proposal from San Miguel Corp. (SMC) to extend the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx) toll road to Ilocos Sur.

Dole executives, pilot survive helicopter crash

A HELICOPTER ferrying three executives of Dole Philippines, Inc. crashed Wednesday morning shortly after take-off at the DoLE-Stanfilco Avocado Farm in Tupi, South Cotabato, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reported.

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.

LTFRB opens CPC application for buses

THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will start accepting applications for appropriation of certificates of public convenience (CPCs) to address the “shortage of buses,” board member Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada said.

New NAIA terminal assignments not yet final, says DoTr

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) has clarified that there are no new airline assignments yet at the four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

PAL expects ‘modest’ profit this year amid rising oil prices

PAL Holdings, Inc., the listed operator of Philippine Airlines (PAL), is aiming to post a “modest profit” this year, as rising fuel prices are expected to weigh on the bottom line.

Subic-Clark railway construction begins 2019

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

LTFRB reminds PUVs to give student discounts even on non-school days

THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a reminder to all public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers to give student discounts year-round as classes resume this week.

Cavitex widening, Marina flyover sees early completion

ADVANCED completion in July is being targeted for the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) road-widening project and the construction of the southbound Marina flyover.

PAL seeks higher fuel surcharge

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is now seeking a higher fuel surcharge, after the cost of jet fuel continued to rise since it filed its initial application with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) in December.

Japanese firms keen on Malolos-Tutuban railway

THE North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project is attracting strong interest from several Japanese companies, according to an official of the Philippine National Railways (PNR).

Virac Airport terminal launched today

THE rehabilitated passenger terminal of the Virac Airport in Catanduanes is set to be inaugurated today after a delay of two years.

Grab insists Uber deal has ‘no anti-competitive effect’

GRAB PHILIPPINES (MyTaxi.PH) on Wednesday insisted its acquisition of Uber Philippines’ assets did not have an adverse effect on competition in the local ride-hailing market, contrary to the findings of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC).

Jeepney fare hike may be canceled if PUVs get bigger discount...

THE COLLECTIVE group of five jeepney organizations said it is willing to withdraw a fare hike appeal to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) if the group will be allowed a P4 to P5 discount on fuel.

LTFRB asks Grab PHL to resubmit fare hike petition

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is ordering Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) to resubmit its fare hike petition to include the prices of its other services such as GrabCar Premium within 10 days.

PNR buys 7 new train sets from Indonesia

THE government purchased seven new train sets from Indonesian state-owned company PT Industri Kereta Api (PT INKA) for the Philippine National Railways (PNR).

Opening of C3 Harbor Link targeted by Oct.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and North Luzon Expressway Corp. (NLEx) are looking to open by October the NLEx Harbor Link Segment 10 connecting Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, to C3 road in Caloocan City.

PHL int’l air passenger traffic doubles since 2007, CAPA says

INTERNATIONAL air passenger traffic more than doubled between 2007 and 2017, the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), an Australian airline industry think tank,...

Tugade cites hurdles for planned BRT in Cebu, Metro Manila

By Denise A. Valdez TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade reiterated his doubts about the promise of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in Cebu City and...

Grab files petition to reimpose P2/min charge

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) has filed a formal petition with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow it to again levy...

Globe expands LTE coverage to Jolo, Tawi-Tawi, Batanes

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. said it installed 934 new long-term evolution (LTE) sites during the first quarter of the year, as it expands its network...

PSEi ends the week in the red

By Denise A. Valdez LOCAL stocks slipped on Friday, after an overnight drop in Wall Street and the central bank’s move to reduce banks’ required...

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...

Cable cars still on the table, Tugade says

THE Department of Transportation said plans to attract investment in a cable-car line are ongoing, two years after the department first floated the idea...

Workspace operator set to open BGC hub

EUROPEAN workspace pioneer Spaces is opening its first hub in the country in June. In a statement, Spaces Philippines is opening a 3,000-square meter (sq.m.)...

Consortium cuts period, cost for proposed NAIA rehab

THE CONSORTIUM formed by some of the country’s conglomerates has submitted a revised proposal to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), cutting the...