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Eco-friendly vehicle to replace jeepneys

The Board of Investments (BOI) is targeting to have ready before the end of the year the concept vehicle for the CARS-like manufacturing program for eco-friendly public utility vehicles (PUVs), playing a key role in supplying new transport units under the government’s PUV modernization scheme, a top official said. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. […]

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DOTr wants subway project done by 2022

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) wants an ambitious subway project for Metro Manila operational before President Duterte’s term ends in 2022, or earlier than initially planned. The project, to be backed by a loan from the Japanese government, would be the country’s first underground railway system once completed. The original target completion date for the […]

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‘Dinosaur’ Philippine jeepneys face uncertain future

Peter Dallos shouts above the rumble of his smoke-belching engine urging passengers to clamber quickly on to his dilapidated red jeepney. Such scenes may soon disappear from Manila’s gridlocked streets as authorities move to phase out the Philippines’ iconic World War II-era minibuses, citing pollution and safety concerns. Dubbed ‘jeepneys’ and once hailed as the ‘King […]

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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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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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LTFRB nixes Uber van and motorcycle rides

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has warned a transport network company (TNC) not to implement two new features it wants to offer to commuters, citing safety and fare issues that have yet to be approved by the agency. According to Aileen Lizada, LTFRB board member, Uber cannot roll out UberMoto in Cebu […]

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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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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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Uber chases GrabTaxi in Myanmar, expanding in Southeast Asia

YANGON, Myanmar — The private ride-hailing service Uber officially launched operations Thursday in Myanmar’s main city Yangon, aiming to tap into one of the world’s youngest and fastest-growing online markets. The launch follows Singapore-based GrabTaxi’s debut, which began a trial run in the Southeast Asian country about six weeks ago. Uber is one of the […]

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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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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