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DOF, DOTr to decide jointly on MRT-3’s future

The offer of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. to buy out the government’s interest in the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will depend on the decision of not just one but two departments that will decide jointly on the fate of this key element of Metro Manila’s mass transport system. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said […]

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Neda chief: Mega Manila Subway project up for Palace OK in September

The country’s first subway system will be up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval next month ahead of the planned signing of the loan agreement between the Philippine and Japanese governments in November, the country’s chief economist said Thursday. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia told a press conference that the P230-billion Mega Manila Subway Project […]

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Heavy traffic on Commonwealth Avenue as MRT 7 work begins

The Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT 7) Traffic Management Task Force has advised motorists of possible traffic buildup on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City as construction of the guideway for Station 3 starts tomorrow, Aug. 15. From seven lanes in both directions, the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue from University Avenue to Central Avenue will be […]

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MRT-7 seen completed, ready for operations in 2019

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is keeping its 2019 completion target for the massive Metro Rail Transit Line 7, despite right-of-way issues that typically delay big-ticket infrastructure projects. The train line, backed by SMC, will link North Avenue, Quezon City to San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan via a 22-kilometer elevated railway that is expected to […]

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DOTr: Work starts on LRT-2 extension stations

The extension of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) to Masinag in Antipolo City would be operational by early 2019 and cut travel time between Recto (Manila) and Masinag to about 40 minutes. The DOTr gave this assurance during the groundbreaking on Tuesday of the line’s Masinag and Emerald stations, which would serve as anchors for […]

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Abaya admits not knowing MRT-3 maintenance firm was just newly incorporated

Saying he was then just new on the job and did not want to be a “Doubting Thomas,” former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya admitted at a Senate inquiry on Monday that he approved a contractor for the job of maintaining Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 trains without knowing it was just newly incorporated and had […]

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Business wants common train station project fast-tracked

Thirteen influential foreign and local business groups in the country have urged the government to fast-track completion of the common train station that would link three major rail commuter lines in the metropolis, a much-awaited transport infrastructure that was being derailed by prolonged discussions in Congress. After feuding parties have struck a compromise deal on […]

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House panel to inspect MRT-LRT common station site Wednesday

MANILA — The House committee on Metro Manila development will inspect this Wednesday (Feb. 1) the proposed site of the railway common station at north Edsa in Quezon City. This could determine if lawmakers should withhold funding and urge the government to scrap the recently inked deal, the committee chairperson, Quezon City 2nd Dist. Rep. […]

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1,858 trees must go for MRT 7

A total of 1,858 trees, including narra, molave and ipil species which are on the endangered list, will “have to go” to make way for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 7 project, a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) official said on Thursday. “MRT 7 is a priority project.  In the first place, the […]

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Common train station contract finally signed

The railway common station project, stuck in limbo for nearly eight years as mall titans SM North Edsa of the Sy family and Trinoma of Ayala fought for its prime location and millions in daily business foot traffic, now has a clear way forward. Work is scheduled to begin before the yearend and upon completion […]

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Sep 20, 2017

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Sep 13, 2017

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