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DOTr: Completed Railway Assets To Ease Traffic By 25%

A Department of Transportation (DOTr) official said Wednesday they expect Metro Manila traffic to ease from 6 percent to 7 percent to 20 percent - 25 percent once all its railway assets are finished. “Our estimate for the current pipeline when they (railways) become operational is we increase our rail capture from 6 (percent) to 7 percent up to 20...

Transport Group Calls For Price Monitoring On Modern Jeeps

A leader of a national transport group on Saturday expressed dismay over the drastic increase in prices of modern jeepneys and called for its price monitoring from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Orlando Marquez, president of the Liga ng Transportation at Operators sa Pilipinas (LTOP), in an interview, said the price of a modern jeepney in 2017 was...

LTFRB: CDO Fare Hike Still Under Deliberation

The head of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Region 10 (LTFRB-10) on Thursday said the agency will consider increasing the minimum fare for thousands of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) in Northern Mindanao, but not the exact figure that transport groups are asking for. LTFRB-10 Director, Aminoden Guro said their central office is still weighing on the petition...

Transport Group Wants Tricycles In PUV Modernization

A transport group on Saturday, called for the modernization of tricycles plying the inner roads in the country to give commuters convenience while traveling and protect the environment. Orlando Marquez, president of the Liga ng Transportasyon at Operators sa Pilipinas (LTOP), said tricycles must not be left behind by the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) modernization program of the government as...

LTFRB Probes Suspension Of Ceres Trips

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is investigating the suspension of the south-bound bus trips of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), the operator of Ceres Liner and Ceres Tours, in Negros Occidental. “Even though operations have resumed (by Thursday), to avoid such thing from happening again, we will have it investigated. I will go to Bacolod,” said LTFRB-Western Visayas...

Most Prov’l Buses Continue To Ply Edsa Amid Voluntary Ban

Majority of provincial buses continued to ply Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) despite the voluntary provincial bus ban on the major thoroughfare on Wednesday, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. MMDA Edsa Special Traffic and Transport Zone head Edison “Bong” Nebrija said in a radio interview over DZMM that he and his personnel counted and tagged...

Week Into Clearing Ops In Metro, Passable Roads Greet Public

A week into the sixty-day countdown for local chief executives of the 16 cities in Metro Manila, changes were already seen in most parts of it. With mayors leading the clearing-up operations, then narrow alleys now are passable roads, adding ease to the current traffic flow. During their meeting with Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on July 29...

MMDA: Voluntary Edsa Bus Ban Resumes Wednesday

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday said the dry run of the ban on provincial buses in Edsa will continue on Wednesday as bus operators have already volunteered to follow the measure a week before an injunction against it was released by a Quezon City court. In a press conference in Makati City, MMDA general manager Jose Arturo...

No Change In Pump Prices This Week

Pump prices are holding steady this week, after oil companies discounted any movement in the prices of their products. In separate announcements, Pilipinas Shell, Seaoil, Petro Gazz & Flying V said neither upward nor downward price changes will be implemented on Tuesday, the day when retail prices of petroleum products are traditionally adjusted to remain consistent with international prices. These decisions...

PHIL’s Biggest Book Fair Returns In September!

The “ber” months are fast approaching and it’s time to draw up your shopping lists as the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the country’s longest-running book fair returns for its 40th edition on Sept. 11-15, at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Celebrate the joy of reading at the book fair with over a hundred...

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