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Cap for motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila increased, pilot run now...

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation’s (DoTr) interagency technical working group (TWG) has increased the cap for motorcycle taxi bikers in Metro Manila to 45,000 from 30,000, and expanded the coverage of the pilot run to Cagayan de Oro City, where 9,000 bikers are allowed to operate, the same number as in Metro Cebu.

Angkas gets TRO against cap on motorcycle taxis

THE Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 223 has issued a 20-day temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of a policy that limits the number of motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila to 30,000 and 9,000 in Cebu.

Bulacan airport set to break ground next week

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Wednesday said the groundbreaking for the Bulacan airport project will finally push through next week.

Body wants motorcycle pilot program extended

A TRANSPORTATION department body has recommended a six-month extension of a pilot program for motorcycles as public transport.

DoTr eyes Swiss challenge for Bohol airport O&M by Q1

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is hoping to conduct a Swiss challenge for Aboitiz Group’s unsolicited proposal for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA) by first quarter of 2020.

PNR extends line by adding five more train stations

THE Philippine National Railways (PNR) has extended its line from Manila to Laguna province by adding five more stations after Calamba City, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Surigao flights to resume Dec. after reconstruction of quake-damaged airport

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) on Friday said flights to Surigao will resume by December after the construction of the quake-damaged runway of Surigao Airport has been completed.

Itbayat infrastructure damage at P293M — DPWH; DoTr lines up port...

INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE cost from the July 27 earthquakes in Itbayat, Batanes is so far estimated at P292.85 million, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Ride-sharing restrictions lifted on small cars

REGULATORS will clear hatchback and subcompact cars to operate legally as part of the ride-sharing fleet.

Transport agency wants hatchbacks in ride-sharing

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) wants to allow hatchbacks in ride-sharing services.

DoTr, Japan firms ink P12-B contract for train cars

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) signed Tuesday a P12.1-billion contract with a Japanese joint venture to provide 104 train cars for the Japan-funded Malolos-Tutuban segment of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project.

Free train rides for students during off-peak hours starting July 1

STARTING MONDAY, July 1, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) will offer free rides to students at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2), and THE Philippine National Railway (PNR) at select hours during weekdays.

DoTr to award PNR Bicol contract before yearend

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is targeting to secure a contractor for the China-funded Philippine National Railways (PNR) South Long-Haul Project, also known as PNR Bicol, before the year ends.

Tunneling work on Metro Manila subway to start next year

TUNNELING work on the Metro Manila Subway Project is not expected to begin until next year, but the Department of Transportation (DoTr) is already considering bidding out to real estate developers the soil and rock that will be excavated.

DoTr prepares to award rolling stock contract

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is set to award the contract to provide train sets for the Tutuban-Malolos segment of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project by end-May or early June.

DoTr, Angkas to pilot test motorcycle taxis

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) will be working with Angkas in a pilot test that will allow motorcycle taxis to temporarily operate in select areas across the country.

Super consortium’s amended NAIA proposal under review

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it is now reviewing the new draft agreement submitted by the super consortium seeking to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Monday.

DoTr-PCG sets speed limit, penalties for vessels crossing Cebu-Mactan Channel

THE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD (PCG), a unit under the Department of Transportation (DoTr), published on Wednesday a memorandum setting the harbour speed limit and other rules for vessels at the busy Cebu-Mactan Channel, with corresponding penalties of up to P100,000.

Affected homeowners appeal to DoTr to reconsider railway system alignment

DAVAO CITY — “Please don’t disrupt our lives,” was the plea made by Paulina C. Pestaño on behalf of the 1,600 lot owners at South Pacific Golf and Leisure Estates Homeowners Association. The high-end subdivision developed by Sta. Lucia Realty, which is also home to an 18-hole par-72 golf course worth P500 million, is one of several areas that will be affected by the alignment of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) Tagum-Davao-Digos (TDD) segment.

Swiss challenge for Bulacan airport seen within first quarter

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is targeting to hold the Swiss challenge for the Bulacan airport proposal of San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) within the first quarter of the year.

Dagupan loop

These new public utility vehicles for the “Dagupan route loop” were launched Feb. 12 as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).

DOTr clarifies liquid ban on MRT

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) has clarified what items are exempt from the liquid ban it has imposed on the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT3), allowing some liquid products provided these have clearances from security officers and police assigned at the train stations.

Renovated Tubigon Port in Bohol opens

THE RENOVATED Tubigon Port in Bohol, the main stop for sea transport to and from Cebu, started operations last Jan. 5 and is seen to further boost tourism in the island province.

Manila subway to break ground mid-Jan.

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) said the groundbreaking for the Japan-funded Metro Manila Subway project has been moved to January due to conflicts in schedule with Japanese representatives.

DoTr orders study of motorcycle transport regulation

TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade has ordered the creation of a technical working group (TWG) to study a regulatory framework for motorcycles used in public transportation.

Filinvest-JG Summit’s Clark airport bid to be endorsed to NEDA

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it will endorse the North Luzon Airport Consortium’s (NLAC) bid to take over the operations and management of Clark International Airport to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) next week.

DoTr meets tech experts on Cebu intermodal transport system

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) recently met with technical consultants to discuss the proposed Integrated and Intermodal Transport System for Metro Cebu and find determine catch-up implementation programs for the long-standing project.

P2P airport bus service expands to Muntinlupa, Laguna

THE point-to-point (P2P) bus service from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has been expanded with yesterday’s launch of routes to Alabang, Muntinlupa, and Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

China loan for Subic-Clark rail may not be ready by Xi...

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said a commercial agreement with China for the Subic-Clark Railway may not be ready for signing when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits next month.

Transport agencies ready for Undas

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DOTr) announced yesterday that its attached agencies are all prepared for the Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Undas 2018, which will be implemented from Oct. 27 to Nov. 5 for the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day next week.

Cavite barge terminal to begin full operations in November

THE Cavite barge terminal, privately funded by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), is set to begin full operations next month, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said on Friday.

A push to safer and modernized public transport

Compared to its neighboring countries like Malaysia and Singapore, the Philippines has long been left behind when it comes to modernization of the mass...

Jeepney modernization hearing set Monday

THE SENATE on Monday will resume its inquiry into the Department of Transportation’s (DoTr) jeepney modernization program to thresh out issues that continue to hound the project, such as the insufficient government subsidy to jeepney drivers for upgraded vehicles.

Aboitiz bags original proponent status for Bohol airport

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) granted original proponent status to Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc. (AIC) for the operations, maintenance, and future expansion of the New Bohol International Airport in Panglao, the company said on Friday.

2 bidders for M’lang Airport project arrested over fake documents

TWO BIDDERS for the P35.835-million contract to build perimeter and frangible fences at the M’Lang Airport in Cotabato were arrested on Wednesday after being caught forging documents in the opening of bids, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.

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.