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MRT-3 Eyes Suspension Of Ops On Holidays For Rehab Works

To further expedite comprehensive rehabilitation works, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) on Thursday said it considers a full suspension of operations during holidays. Engr. Michael Capati, MRT-3 director for operations, said holidays —especially the Holy Week long weekend—will give them enough time to finish rail replacements and other rehabilitation works ahead of schedule. “Kung may mga long weekend, baka...

Dalian Trains To Have Own Maintenance Area At No Extra Cost

Dalian trains will have their own maintenance areas and equipment, which will be provided at no extra cost, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) said. In an interview, MRT-3 Director for Operations engineer Michael Capati, said a new maintenance area will be required once the Dalian trains are approved for full operation, following talks with the Department of Transportation...

Angara: Let’s Legalize Motorcycles-For-Hire Now

Traffic in Metro Manila is getting worse by the day, the mass transit systems are constantly breaking down and many commuters are left with no choice but to use motorcycles-for-hire or 'habal-habal' to get from point A to point B. Technically, this increasingly-popular mode of transport is still considered illegal under the Land Transportation and Traffic Code, which covers the...

Modern PUVs Serve Butuan Commuters

A number of modernized public utility vehicles (PUVs) have begun plying this city's major routes, in compliance with the government's PUV modernization program. The Butuan City Information Office said on Wednesday that the initial batch of electric PUVs consist of six Solar E-jeeps, four Class-2 single tire, and five Class-3 double-tire modern vehicles. Each of the modernized jeeps cost PHP2.1 million,...

Ang: Toll Hike Suspended To Make Up For SLEX Traffic

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said a planned toll-hike for the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) was suspended due to the recent problems with heavy traffic at the expressway. In a radio interview over DZMM, SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) owes about PHP7.6-billion to his company as of end of September, which they...

ARTA Czar: LTFRB, FDA, LRA Need To ‘Shape Up’

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Land Registration Authority (LRA) must "shape up" after they were named the most "problematic" government agencies, the anti-red tape czar said. Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) director general Jeremiah Belgica revealed that since he assumed the post on July 9, he found that the LTFRB, FDA,...

Palace: Sirens Used For Emergencies Only, Not To Beat Traffic

Sirens are only used by government officials in case of emergencies and not to cut through Metro Manila traffic, Malacañang said on Monday. This after Vice President Leni Robredo called on fellow government officials not to use sirens as a way to “empathize” with the daily plight of commuters stuck in traffic. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte and...

MRT-3 Adds First Dalian Train Set To Regular Fleet

Starting Tuesday (October 15), a Dalian train set equivalent to three train coaches will hit the tracks of MRT-3 mainline during evening off-peak hours, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This, after MRT-3's Japanese maintenance provider Sumitomo Corporation-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - TES Philippines signed Monday a consent for the limited deployment of one Dalian train set. The consent indicates that the...

Hontiveros To Angkas: Use Bawal Bastos Law To Address Harassment Charge Against Its Driver

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros called on transport provider Angkas to investigate an alleged harassment complaint against one of its drivers who was accused of physically harassing a woman passenger. It was reported that last Saturday, October 5, an Angkas driver allegedly physically harassed his passenger when she booked a ride home from Project 6, Quezon City to Eastwood. The driver...

Tugade: ‘I’ve Long Been Taking Public Transport Sans Media’

Contrary to claims of his critics, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said he has been using public conveyance as part of his personal life and job even as transportation chief. “Pag ako sumakay, wala ho akong kasamang media. Sumasakay lang ho ako nang personal. Minsan kasama ko yung anak ko, yung apo ko, minsan kasama ko yung staff...

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