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Good News: First Philippine-Made Train Starts Operating May 6

It will operate under the Philippine National Railways

Philippine railways have always relied on foreign technology, leaving our train systems dependent on foreign aide, from construction to maintenance. But the Hybrid Electric Train is set to make history as the first-ever locally made train in the Philippines, and it's scheduled ...

by Henna Yu for  | April 28, 2019 08:00:00
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LTFRB Says There are No Laws That Can Regulate Angkas. How True is That?

Congressmen have been filing bills for the regulation of motorcycles for hire for over a decade

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has resumed its crackdown of drivers of Angkas, the motorbike-hailing company, starting December 12, Wednesday.This comes after a rollercoaster year for Angkas. The LTFRB initially suspended the company’s operations in November 2017, but was ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | December 17, 2018 08:00:00
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Mix of Confusion, Relief Mark Parañaque Terminal's First Days of Commercial Operations

The facility didn't quite live up to commuters' high expectations but many hope for better days ahead

When President Rodrigo Duterte inaugurated the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx) last week, he called the “landport” a state-of-the-art facility that would offer a “convenient” experience to commuters.But when the country’s first intermodal land transport terminal opened its doors on Monday, November ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 13, 2018 06:00:00
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There's a New Bus Service For South Folks To and From NAIA

UBE Express launches new route

Imagine this: You're dead-tired from a long-haul flight, you're pushing two carts with huge balikbayan boxes, and there's no car in sight by the taxi bay (or if there is, the driver's asking for an additional P500 since you're traveling all the ...

by Christa De La Cruz for  | November 11, 2018 08:00:00
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Parañaque Terminal Exchange Starts Commercial Operations Nov. 10

Provincial buses passing through Cavitex to start and end their trips at country's first landport

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced that the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), the country’s first integrated and multi-modal terminal, will officially begin operations on 4 a.m., Saturday, 10 November 2018.Provincial buses that pass through the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) and Coastal ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 09, 2018 07:00:00
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Duterte to Inaugurate PH's First 'Landport' and Modern Bus Terminal on Nov. 5

Costing Php5.6 billion, the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx) was among PPP projects awarded by Aquino administration

After months of delay, the country’s first integrated and multi-modal terminal, the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx), will finally be inaugurated on November 5 in time for the onset of the holiday rush and worsening road traffic in  Metro Manila.“This is not just ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 25, 2018 02:00:00
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Transport Co-Ops Score 21% Jump in Price of Modern Jeepneys, Warn It Could Lead to Higher Passenger Fares

Groups asking government to increase subsidies to protect welfare of riding public

Transport cooperatives that are part of the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program are protesting the hefty increase in prices of modernized jeepneys since the scheme was rolled out. They warned that unless the price hikes are curbed, they may be ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 23, 2018 09:00:00
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No Smooth Ride for First Transport Coop to Adopt DOTr's Modernized PUV Program

Senate Employees Transport Cooperative says it has yet to turn in a profit two months after fielding modern jeepneys

In June 2018, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulator Board launched the operations of the Senate Employees Transport Service Cooperative (SETSCO)'s modernized jeepney fleet.Some senators are calling for the postponement of one of the Duterte administration’s flagship policy reforms, the Public Utility ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2018 09:00:00
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Parañaque Terminal Exchange for Cavite Buses to Open in November, says DOTr

Department touts benefits of PH's first "landport" in just-released video

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced through a newly-released video that the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx), the country’s first intermodal land transport terminal, is set to open in November.The Php3.5-billion facility was scheduled for a soft opening early October but ...

by Pauline Macaraeg and Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 04, 2018 04:00:00
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How the Return of Time-Based Charges Will Impact the Cost of Car-Hailing Rides on Grab and Hype

Grab PH cuts maximum price surge from 2x to 1.6x to ease burden on customers

Riders of ride-hailing companies Grab Philippines and Hype Transport Systems Inc. will have to pay the time-based charge again starting today, September 21, after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) lifted its suspension of the fare component on September 4.In ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 21, 2018 03:00:00
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Andrew Tan's Alliance Global Eyes Monorail Linking Santolan MRT-3 to Eastwood City

It will be the billionaire's second proposed monorail project after first one connecting Guadalupe to Uptown Bonifacio in BGC

Infracorp Development Inc., the infrastructure arm of Andrew Tan’s Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI), disclosed it is planning to build a second monorail that would connect Eastwood City in Libis area in Quezon City to the MRT-3’s Santolan station at the corner ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 19, 2018 12:00:00
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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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How Much Will Megawide Corp Earn From PH's First Modern Bus Terminal?

The company behind the country's only resort airport is about to complete the PITX

Megawide Construction Corp. expects additional revenues of Php717.2 million next year from another of its major public-private partnership (PPP) projects--the Parañaque Integrated Transport Exchange (PITx), which is expected to be inaugurated soon.Megawide is a major investor in the country’s first “resort” airport—the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 03, 2018 07:00:00