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300 buses to resume operations in NCR by June 1 — Año

MANILA, Philippines — Three hundred buses will resume operations to supplement the decreased transportation capacity of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) as the general community quarantine (GCQ) takes effect in Metro Manila…

IATF to encourage bicycles as ‘primary mode of transport’ — Año

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s task force encourages the use of bicycles as the primary mode of transportation once the country eases its restriction into general community quarantine (GCQ), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Thursday. In…

More senators seek gov’t focus on bike lanes, bike parking spaces

MANILA, Philippines — More senators are calling on the government to give more focus on biking as a primary mode of transportation during the coronavirus pandemic, as they call for the establishment of bike lanes and opening…

DOTr to install bike lanes along Edsa

MANILA, Philippines — Bicycle lanes will soon be installed along Edsa, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced Thursday. During a televised meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said they will also install bicycle lanes…

Public warned vs app offering rides, haircuts

MANILA, Philippines — With the ban on public transport still in place in Metro Manila due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a fledgling transport app accepting booking requests from commuters was flagged on Wednesday by…

Buses to use left lanes of Edsa once operations resume — MMDA

MANILA, Philippines — Buses will be assigned to use the two left-most lanes of Edsa once they are allowed to operate after the lifting of strict quarantine measures, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Thursday.…

Delivery service rider nabbed for transporting shabu to Chinese in Makati

MANILA, Philippines —  A delivery service rider was arrested by police after he was caught delivering shabu (crystal meth) to a Chinese national in Makati City on Thursday morning. Makati Police chief Col. Oscar Jacildo said Peter…

MMDA eyes modified vehicle coding scheme under GCQ

MANILA, Philippines — As the National Capital Region prepares to transition to a general community quarantine (GCQ), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Wednesday said that it was considering implementing a modified coding scheme that…

Metro Manila mayors told: Keeping bus, jeepney ban ‘catastrophic’

MANILA, Philippines — Banning buses and jeepneys after the national capital shifts to a general community quarantine (GCQ) would be “catastrophic” for an economy on the verge of a crisis, a transport economist warned on Wednesday. Jedd…

Duterte approves Metro Manila’s shift to GCQ starting June 1

  MANILA, Philippines — The modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila has been downgraded into a more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ). This is after President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night approved the proposal of…