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E-scooter and bicycle-sharing and app to launch in BGC

Moovr PH, an e-scooter and bicycle-sharing mobile app, will launch this December with Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as its pioneer location.  To rent one of...

‘Venice of the East’ revives canals to fix traffic snarls

BANGKOK — Until recently, Nuttanakul Somsak’s daily commute to work was unlike that of most residents in Bangkok: she hopped on a boat for...

[B-SIDE Podcast] Biking the city

 When public transportation was suspended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, people turned to biking as a means of getting from one place...

Why the cars of our self-driving future will be electric

Cars aren’t going away any time soon. So the ultimate green move will be combining two emerging technologies: autonomous driving and fully electric cars. Autonomy brings efficiency in driving and battery use, while electric cars drastically cut emissions, fuel costs, and maintenance.

Bicycles are pushing aside cars on Europe’s city streets

Bikes are increasingly muscling aside cars on Europe’s city streets, as the coronavirus accelerates a shift toward pedal power.

Committed to advance Philippine transport

The commitment to build up an efficient and reliable network of transportation systems can often be seen within the Department of Transportation (DoTr) in...

Drivers of growth

As trucks and utility vehicles continue to serve business operations and passenger transportation, the local commercial vehicles (CV) achieved steady growth last year, driving...

A versatile partner for your small business

Among the most difficult challenges to overcome as a small business owner is coming up with the capital to run an operation. Not only...

DOTr TWG on motorcycle taxis releases total number of authorized drivers

THE TECHNICAL working group of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) has released the actual number of authorized drivers submitted by motorcycle taxi service providers.

Tech’s pervasive influence and the enduring need for reforms, collaboration

Winning together in the fourth industrial revolution For a discussion about the industries of real estate, transportation and logistics in relation to the technologies driving...

How logistics keeps the world turning

If business and enterprise is the beating heart of an economy, then logistics is the lifeblood. Just as blood transports nutrients to different parts...

Technological innovations that are remaking the logistics industry

Disruptive technological forces are reshaping the logistics industry in ways that are profound and unprecedented. And industry players, faced with the constant challenge of...

Dependable cargo carriers

Trucks, either large or small, are probably the most reliable vehicles in moving large quantities of cargoes across countries and towns. They can go...

AF Payments lays out their plans for a cashless future

From transpo to retail, beep expands services into 2019.

Cavite barge terminal seen reducing road traffic

THE NEWLY inaugurated Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) is expected to reduce road traffic by up to two kilometers of trucks every day, or 140,000 fewer truck trips every year, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said in a statement on Friday.

NEDA ICC-CabCom approves increase in North-South Commuter Railway project cost

THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) raised the project cost for the long-haul commuter line of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) by nearly double to buy more trains and build elevated tracks.

On the upgrade

The transportation and logistics industry of the Philippines is in the midst of a much-needed transformation, thanks in large part to the aggressive push...

Shaping the transport and logistics sector

The transport and logistics industry is facing an era of unprecedented change. Emerging technologies are enabling greater efficiency and more systematized operating models in...

Reimagining PUVs

The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program is a large-scale initiative of the Philippine government aimed at transforming the entire public transportation system. Launched by...

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...

Grab to temporarily lower surge pricing with P2/minute reimposition

GRAB PHILIPPINES (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) will temporarily lower its surge pricing to 1.6 times instead of two times to give time for passengers to adjust to higher fares after being allowed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to reimpose its P2-per-minute waiting time charge starting Friday.

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.