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First Phase of the MRT-LRT Central Station to be Completed By Year-End

DOTr Secretary Tugade: "If Area A isn't completed by the end of the year, let's run after the Ayalas"

After more than a decade since the Unified Grand Central Station was approved by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2006, the first portion of the project will finally be completed by the end of 2019.Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | February 14, 2019 10:00:00
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Andrew Tan’s Php3-B Skytrain Project Linking BGC and Makati Gets DOTr Go-Signal

Project aims to cut travel time between MRT Guadalupe and Uptown BGC to only 5 minutes

Artist's perspective of Infracorp's Skytrain monorail project, which will link Bonifacio Global City to the Guadalupe MRT station in Makati CityThe Department of Transportation (DOTr) has given the green light to Alliance Global Inc.’s (AGI) unsolicited proposal to build a two-kilometer Skytrain ...

by Paul John Caña  | May 28, 2018 02:00:00
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Here's What Metro Manila's Railway Network Could Look Like

A forum user imagines the planned railways with existing lines

Frustration with the sorry state of public transportation in Metro Manila is as universal as it is tragic. And while the problem does tend to feel eternal and inescapable, there are, in fact, existing efforts to fix it: new bus rapid transit ...

by Esquire Philippines  | April 13, 2018 12:00:00
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Beep Cards Can Now Be Used in P2P Buses Travelling Between Laguna and Makati

The reloadable cards can also be used to pay toll fees in NLEX and Cavitex and at Family Mart stores

Commuters between Laguna and Makati City riding TAS Trans’ point-to-point (P2P) buses can now pay for their trips through a beep™ card, AF Payments Inc., the company behind the payment card, announced on Wednesday, August 23.The TAS Trans’ P2P buses travel from ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 23, 2017 05:00:00
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State of MRT-3 Remains Dismal a Year into Duterte’s Term

Distraught riders of PH’s busiest train service still await change for the better

The Duterte administration’s efforts to accelerate infrastructure spending to relieve widespread problems afflicting ordinary citizens may be making some headway. Already, the government’s planning body, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has approved an initial list of 20 major infrastructure projects, ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 24, 2017 10:00:00
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(Infographic) MRT-3 Service Breakdowns Persist Under DOTr

Keeping PH’s busiest train service up and running continues to challenge the new transport leadership

What was formerly the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is now called the Department of Transportation (DOTr), reflecting the government’s focus on improving the movement of people and cargo. Since July 2016, there has also been a new set of transport ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 15, 2017 12:00:00