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Grab Implements Cancellation And No-Show Fees

Grab Philippines will be imposing a PHP50.00 fee to passengers who will cancel their rides after five minutes of getting assigned a driver or those who did not show up at pick-up points within minutes of a driver’s arrival. The ridesharing firm explained that the new policy aims to reduce unreasonable cancellations by both drivers and passengers. “Grab is mindful that...

LTFRB Approves New Routes For The PUVMP Implementation

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approves 58 new routes for the implementation of Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). During the 10th LTFRB Board Meeting held last 16 April 2019 the Board approved a total of 58 routes covering Regions 2, 3, 8, 10 and 11. 34 out of 58 routes are approved while the remaining 24...

DPWH To Conduct Weekend Road Reblocking

The following roads will undertake reblocking and repairs starting 11 p.m. tonight (April 26) until April 29: DPWH SOUTHBOUND 1. EDSA New York – Aurora Boulevard (1st lane from sidewalk) NORTHBOUND 2. EDSA fronting Baliwag Transit to New York St. (1st & 2nd lane from the sidewalk) 3. EDSA 50m. after Magallanes MRT to KM 29 (outer lane) 4. C-5 Road fronting SM Aura (middle...

1st Filipino Hybrid Train Runs From Calamba To Manila

The first Filipino-made hybrid electric train went on its test run from this city’s Philippine National Railway (PNR) station on Wednesday morning, amid concerns about aftershocks in the aftermath of Monday’s Magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon Region. Touted as an efficient solution to the country's traffic woes, it was assembled by the Dept. of...

LRT-1 Cavite Extension Construction Set In May

The construction of the extension of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) is set to start in May, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said. “We’ll have an event on May 6 to start the actual works of LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project. We will send an advisory soon,” DOTr Assistant Secretary for Communications Goddes Hope Libiran said...

Railway Ops In Quake-Hit Metro Manila Resume Tuesday

Railway operations in Metro Manila have resumed Tuesday after the completion of the inspection to determine the stability of structures and systems, following a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted Luzon Monday afternoon. In its advisory, the management of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) said it has resumed operations after an inspection conducted by consultants from the Asian Development...

MMDA Lifts Number Coding Scheme For PUVs

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has lifted the implementation of the number coding scheme for public utility vehicles (PUVs) on Tuesday. The initiative was aimed at assisting commuters affected by the temporary closure of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) on Monday, but regular operations for LRT Lines 1 and 2, MRT-3 and the Philippine...

MMDA Field Personnel Get 30-Minute “Heat Stroke Break”

Traffic enforcers and street sweepers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are getting additional 30-minute “heat stroke break” daily to cope with the summer heat. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim has signed a memorandum re-implementing the “heat stroke break” policy to on-duty traffic enforcers and street sweepers to protect them from heat exhaustion, heat stroke and heat cramps due to...

MRT Resumes Ops After Holy Week Maintenance Shutdown

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) has resumed its regular operations Monday after it was shut down for the entire Holy Week for maintenance. In its advisory, the MRT management said a total of 15 trains are running with a headway time of seven minutes as of 6 a.m. MRT-3 director for operations Michael Capati said the maintenance works aim...

Provincial Buses Banned From Loading & Unloading Passengers On EDSA

Starting Monday, April 22, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will apprehend provincial buses that will load and unload passengers along EDSA and major roads in the metropolis. In a press briefing held today, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia explained that this is an existing rule that they will strictly implement after the Holy Week. “Provincial buses are not allowed to...

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