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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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Father-daughter reunion eases pain in road tragedy

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – A 3-year-old girl had been sitting quietly in a hospital bed for about 30 hours with a fractured arm, one of the 44 survivors of the horrific bus crash on a mountain road in Nueva Ecija this week. The staff at Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) in Bayombong had no way to […]

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Bus crash kills 32 in Nueva Ecija

At least 32 people were killed when their bus plunged into a ravine in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija province, on Tuesday in one of the country’s deadliest road crashes in recent years, police said. Initial reports said the driver failed to stop the bus because of malfunctioning brakes, but investigators later saw that one of its […]

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Bus drivers limited to 6 hrs per trip to prevent crashes due to fatigue

To prevent road crashes caused by “driver fatigue,” the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered bus companies to limit their drivers’ time behind the wheel to just six hours per trip. The order was contained in Memorandum Circular No. 2017-012 released by the LTFRB on Friday and will take effect on Monday, when the Holy Week break […]

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South terminal for provincial buses moving to Pasay City

The temporary terminal for southwest provincial buses bound for Metro Manila will be transferred to a lot owned by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City by next month. MMDA general manager Tim Orbos made the announcement after saying that the 2013 contract with Uniwide Coastal Mall in Parañaque City—where […]

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Jun 28, 2017

Le Mans 2017 will perhaps be the most remembered Le Mans in recent years.

Jun 21, 2017

If I were to ask how many of you use the seat belt while driving, I would see a