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More than 20 people injured as bus falls off Alabang flyover

More than 20 people were injured when a bus fell off the Alabang flyover Sunday evening. A report from the Muntinlupa City Police Station showed that the incident occured 6:28 p.m. on the northbound lane of the South Luzon Expressway. According to first responder Muntinlupa Rescue, Cher Transport Bus, with plate number TYW504 and body […]

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Man saves bus from plunging into 300-foot ravine

VIENNA, Austria — The quick reflexes of a French tourist saved a coach carrying 22 people from plunging into a ravine in the Austrian Alps, police said Sunday. The 65-year-old man was one of 21 French tourists in the coach when the driver fell ill and collapsed on a high-altitude road near the city of […]

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Beep card system expands reach to cover P2P bus service

The operator of the Beep card system, used in Metro Manila’s three elevated railway lines, expanded the service to a point-to-point (P2P) bus service linking Metro Manila to Sta. Rosa, Laguna. In a statement Wednesday, AF Payments Inc. said commuters, starting Wednesday, could use their Beep card to pay for rides in TAS Trans’ point-to-point […]

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LTFRB orders Uber to defer Pasig project

Aside from imposing a hefty nine-digit fine on Uber, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has also ordered the transportation network company (TNC) to defer the launch of its new project designed to help bus riders in Pasig City. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said the TNC was asked not to proceed with […]

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MMDA: Blame erring bus firms, not us

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday said commuters inconvenienced by the closure of nine bus terminals on Edsa should not blame the agency but the erring bus companies. Speaking to reporters, Jojo Garcia, chief of staff of MMDA chair Danilo Lim, said bus companies should not rile up the public against the agency […]

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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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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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