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MMDA postpones start of Edsa ban during rush hour for provincial buses

A plan to ban provincial buses on Edsa has been postponed anew in the absence of clearer guidelines and a delay in the completion of a terminal where all passengers are supposed to be dropped off, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Thursday. In an interview during an ocular inspection of the Valenzuela […]

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New Valenzuela bus terminal to ease traffic on Edsa

Around 300 provincial buses will no longer be allowed on Edsa starting on Aug. 15 when they return from the provinces of Bulacan, Bataan and Pampanga. Instead, they will be dropping off their Metro Manila-bound passengers at the 5-hectare Valenzuela Gateway Center (VGC) Integrated Terminal on Paso de Blas Road, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority […]

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New road kings to ply routes in Manila, Pasig, Makati, Taguig

Around 200 modern passenger jeepneys—which look more like mini or shuttle buses—were deployed by the Department of Transportation on Friday as part of government efforts to roll out 2,000 new public utility vehicles before the end of the year. The new “Kings of the Road,” which will ply various routes in Manila, Pasig, Makati and […]

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P53-B bus rapid transit project shelved

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has put on hold the implementation of the three Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in Metro Manila and Cebu, a P53-billion project proposed during the previous administration. In a press conference in Clark, Pampanga on Tuesday, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said the BRT project would be deferred pending further study. […]

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Grab passengers face fine

Amid mounting complaints by commuters against drivers, and vice versa, ride-hailing giant Grab said on Tuesday it might impose charges on passengers who would cancel their bookings, in the same way that Uber had. Cindy Toh, Grab marketing head, said the company might start charging the cancellation fees before July as part of its 100-day […]

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Hike in ride booking cancellation by drivers due to low fares – Grab

Cancellation of ride bookings by drivers of Grab Philippines has increased after the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) suspended its P2 per minute travel charge in its fare system. This was disclosed by the ride-hailing firm on Monday, as it defended its move to implement the travel charge in order to help drivers recoup […]

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‘Diaper’ prompts latest MRT-3 stoppage

The Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) limited its operation on Monday morning. In its Twitter account, the MRT-3 said it implemented provisional service from North Avenue Station to Shaw Boulevard Station and vice versa as of 6:16 a.m. A Radyo Inquirer 990AM report said the service interruption was prompted by a diaper hanging on the cable […]

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Year-round student fare cut OK’d

Starting on Saturday, students riding in public utility vehicles (PUVs) will be entitled to a year-round 20-percent fare discount despite a transport group’s concern that the privilege may be exploited by unscrupulous individuals. Earlier this month, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) passed an amendment to Memorandum Circular No. 2005-014, which granted the […]

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LTFRB: Duterte’s deadline for jeepney phaseout an expression of urgency

The January 1 deadline President Rodrigo Duterte gave for the phase out of old jeepney units was simply an “expression of urgency,” Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Martin Delgra said on Thursday. “I’d like to put this in context insofar as the way I understand the President, he has spoken firmly, or […]

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Firm proposes ‘Skytrain’ to link BGC to Edsa

The group of tycoon Andrew Tan has submitted an unsolicited proposal to build a two-kilometer monorail from Fort Bonifacio to the MRT Guadalupe Station, seeking to boost connectivity for commuters amid worsening traffic conditions in the metropolis. The “Skytrain” proposal was submitted to the government last week by Infracorp Development Inc., a new company created […]

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Aug 15, 2018

If we think it’s a bit hard to explain the new Lexus ES 350, imagine how hard it is

Aug 15, 2018

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Subaru, together with Motor Images Enterprises Inc., part of the Tan Chong International Limited Group and led by

Aug 08, 2018

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