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DOTr sees better traffic on Edsa with exit of bus terminals

Traffic flow on Edsa is expected to improve with the transfer starting next month of all provincial bus terminals from the busy thoroughfare to the integrated transport terminal in Marikina City. The move is expected to affect at least 1,000 provincial buses although the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has yet to set a timetable for […]

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Did You Know: Only 57% of buses passed MMDA smoke-belching test

According to the First Quarter Report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, 1,882 passenger buses were inspected and tested during the smoke-belching operations of the agency. Of the figure, 1,068 buses passed while 814 others — that, 57 percent passed while 43 percent failed. During the same period last year, 921 vehicles were tested and […]

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Dramatic changes seen in transport sector

It seems dramatic change is happening in the public transport sector. The Department of Transportation recently signed its Omnibus Guidelines on Route Identification and Franchise issuance, upending long-standing rules on how the government assigns service areas to public transport operators. Under the old practice, franchises were handed out on a private sector-initiated basis. For example, […]

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12-year-old Chinese boy steals bus for a 40-minute joyride

A twelve-year-old from China got to live the dream of most boys his age: the dream of driving their own vehicle. However, his feat proved to have legal consequences. The youngster caused quite a commotion at the streets of Guangzhou last week, when he stole a public utility bus and drove it for 10 kilometers […]

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Smart bus with virtual tracks gets rolling in China

The world’s first smart bus that runs on virtual tracks was unveiled last June 2, in the city of Zhuzhou, within central China’s Hunan Province. Xinhuanet reports that the technology is called the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART). It was developed by the research arm of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., the same company that […]

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MMDA wants 2 poorly built bus terminals shut down

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recommended the closure of two bus terminals in Quezon City until they can improve their facilities. In a letter sent on Friday to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos complained about the terminals of Roro Bus Transport Services Inc. on South […]

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‘Morale boost’ for Tanay bus crash victims

A Quezon City court has rejected the motion of Panda Coach Tourist and Transport Inc. and Haranah Tours Corp. that sought the dismissal of the P10-million damage suit filed by the passengers who were injured when one of Panda’s buses crashed in Tanay, Rizal, in February. Judge Rosa Samson of QC Regional Trial Court Branch […]

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IRR for law requiring speed limit devices for PUVs ok’d

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will soon release the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for three laws expected to improve road safety and prevent deaths due to accidents. During the recently concluded Global Road Safety Week hosted by civic group Imagine Law, Transportation Assistant Secretary for Road Transport Mark de Leon said that the DOTr […]

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‘Colorum’ buses can’t use southwest terminal

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is weeding out “colorum” (illegally operating) vehicles through the computerized management of buses transferring to the new temporary southwest terminal in Pasay City. The Bus Management and Dispatch System (BMDS), first implemented in Quezon City terminals in 2013, is a database aimed at regulating the number of passenger buses […]

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Bus riders take note: MMDA moving Southwest terminal

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start tomorrow the gradual transfer of the Southwest Interim Provincial Terminal (SWIPT) from the current Coastal terminal in Parañaque City to the agency’s property on Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City. MMDA officer in charge and general manager Tim Orbos said moving the terminal to HK Sun Plaza would not […]

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Aug 16, 2017

Last week’s Inquirer Motoring provided a lot of details about Honda’s latest model, the recently unveiled CR-V. The big

Aug 16, 2017

Tom Matano, the man many call Mr. Miata and one of those credited with bringing the now-iconic little car