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Will PUVs Soon Be Exempt from Number Coding Scheme in Metro Manila?

DOTr reveals policy shift provided private sector support carpooling and use of public transport

Government authorities in charge of transport and road traffic policies in Metro Manila are now open to the idea of conditionally exempting public utility vehicles (PUVs) from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)’s number coding scheme, the Department of Transportation said in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 17, 2018 05:00:00
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Brace for Higher-Priced Flights as PH Airlines Win Approval to Collect Fuel Surcharge

Civil Aeronautics Board move will help airlines offset rising aviation fuel prices

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the aviation regulatory body of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), has approved a fare matrix that includes fuel surcharges for local airlines, according to a news story by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.“We have to let airlines survive ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 10, 2018 03:00:00
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The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange Is Almost Complete

It's poised to become the country's first intermodal transport terminal

The Department of Transportation announced on August 20 that construction of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange is nearly complete with almost 96% of it done. Located along the city's Coastal Road, the terminal is set to be the country's first intermodal transport terminal. Department of ...

by Jeremiah Capacillo for  | August 23, 2018 12:00:00
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Only 37 Minutes: Would You Ride a PNR Train from Caloocan to Makati?

The DOTr is reopening the train service 20 years after it was shut down

The PNR reopened a train service between Caloocan and Makati City on Wednesday, August 1It’s no secret that public transportation in Metro Manila is far from ideal, so for commuters braving the urban streets every day, every little bit helps.On Wednesday, August ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 01, 2018 05:00:00
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Good News: The Skyway Opens a New Exit

The newly opened section is part of the Skyway Stage 3 project

It looks like those who live in the South may soon have an easier time getting around the Metro. The Department of Public Works and Highways announced on Friday, July 20 the opening of the three-lane, northbound section of Skyway Stage 3, which spans ...

by Jeremiah Capacillo for  | July 25, 2018 12:00:00
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(Look) Almost 90% Done, New Laguna Lake Highway Will Halve Taguig-Taytay Travel to Only 30 Minutes

A peek at southeastern Metro Manila's newest road project, which is scheduled for completion in December

Those travelling between the southern cities of Metro Manila and towns at the eastern borders of the metropolis can look forward to faster travel soon as an alternative highway to EDSA and C-5 Road is nearing completion.The Laguna Lake Highway, which aims ...

by Glen Concio  | July 06, 2018 08:00:00
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Bigger, Cleaner, Safer: How PH's Future Jeepneys Would Look Like

DOTr showcases prototypes of some modern public utility vehicles at a day-long exhibit

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) unveiled the biggest number of vehicle prototypes to be used for the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) at an exhibit held in Pasay City on Tuesday, April 3.The expo, titled Public Transport Modernization Expo: Modernong Sasakyan, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 03, 2018 07:00:00
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You Can Now Report Colorum Jeepneys, Smoke Belchers to DOTr Via FB Messenger

Authorities deploy chatbot to process commuters’ complaints against road and traffic violations

Citizens can snap a photos of a colorum or smoke-belching vehicle and report it to DOTr's chatbot hotline on Facebook MessengerCommuters who see smoke belchers and colorum or unauthorized jeepneys and other public utility vehicles (PUVs) on the road now have an ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 28, 2018 06:00:00
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Cavite-Makati, Pasay-Laguna, and Other P2P Routes Coming Soon

At least 22 routes are planned this 2018

Since its inception in 2016, the Department of Transportation's Premium Point-to-Point Bus Service has done its fair share to ease the everyday commute around Metro Manila and even beyond. It can now bring passengers from as far as Clark in Pampanga to ...

by Christa De La Cruz for  | January 15, 2018 12:00:00
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Batasan to Taguig in 35 Minutes? San Miguel to Begin Building C-6 Expressway in April 2018

The first phase of the Php31-billion expressway is expected to be completed by 2020

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Transportation Toll Regulatory Board (DOTr - TRB) led the groundbreaking of the first phase of the Southeast Metro Manila Expressway (SEMME) today, January 8.“Ngayon, nagpupulong tayo para maisakatuparan ang pangarap ng ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | January 08, 2018 07:00:00
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A 7-Year Vehicle Loan For Only 6% p.a.? DBP Launches Subsidized Lending Scheme for PUV Coops and Companies

Borrowers can avail of Php1.7-Php2.1 million loan per vehicle to buy new jeepney, minibus or UV express unit

Registered transport cooperatives and corporations can avail of a loan from Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) to purchase brand new public utility vehicles (PUVs) to help them comply with tougher standards under the government’s PUV Modernization Program.Last September 11, the Department ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | September 13, 2017 11:00:00
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NEDA Board Approves Php355.6-B Metro Manila Subway Project of DOTr

Decision paves the way for underground train system from Quezon City to Parañaque City

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approved on September 12 the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP), one of the big ticket infrastructure projects of the Duterte Administration.Costing Php355.6 billion, the project will be implemented by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 13, 2017 10:00:00
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What You Need To Know About The MRT-7

Key facts about the QC-Bulacan train line

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has officially started the construction of the MRT-7 project, which aims to connect Quezon City and Bulacan through a rapid train system.Around half of the project's construction will be along Commonwealth Avenue, since stations will be located along ...

by Andrei Medina for  | August 21, 2017 12:00:00