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Transport officials and bus operators said they fully supported the measures being proposed that would require the installation of speed limiters and closed-circuit television cameras on passenger buses in the name of public safety, but warned that this could lead to fare hikes later on, thus burdening commuters even more.
By Melvin Gascon
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has expressed alarm over the rising number of buses illegally plying the Cagayan Valley-Metro Manila route in the wake of the suspension of trips of GV Florida Transport Inc., one of the region’s biggest bus companies.
By Norman Bordadora
Why not make it a midnight train? With the full delivery of 48 new coaches for the Metro Rail Transit still more than two years away, an administration senator on Friday called on the government to maximize the current MRT service or make it more comfortable for its half-a-million riders daily.
We are still in the stage of consulting all the stakeholders on how we are going to set a speed limit for all public utility vehicles. We are targeting this month for the launch of speed limiters for buses in Metro Manila.—Winston Ginez, chair of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board
By Bong Lozada
There will be no roadblocks for Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada in implementing the day-time truck ban even if truckers hold a strike in delivering the goods in and out of the capital.
By Matikas Santos
The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line-3 will finally be able to add more trains after the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) won a court case in the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC).
We are aware of the long daily queue of passengers and the only solution would be the acquisition of new train coaches. Meanwhile, starting Monday, MRT stations will be open from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
By Miguel R. Camus
, Niña P. Calleja
As part of the government solutions to the anticipated traffic buildup in Metro Manila with the implementation of 15 major construction projects this year, the transport department on Thursday said it would extend the Metro Rail Transit Line 3’s operating hours starting next week.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
The Skyway O & M Corporation (Somco) on Monday released its rerouting options for motorists avoiding the Skyway Stage 3 construction works.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
It last “sank” as a business venture in 2011, but the worsening traffic condition in the metropolis is causing authorities to give it another try, hopefully on a more viable scale.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The former top executive of the Metro Rail Transit Corp. said they offered to provide brand new trains for the capacity expansion of MRT-3, but the Department of Transportation and Communications was insisting on procuring second-hand trains.
By Niña P. Calleja
Bureau of Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla said the expanded truck ban set to be implemented by the Manila city government could adversely affect the operations of not just one but four major cargo holding facilities, including that of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).
The project manager of the Light Rail Transit (LRT)-1 Cavite extension eyes its completion during the first quarter of 2019. Engineer Danilo Tolentino said in the House transportation committee hearing Wednesday that the project would increase the mobility of commuters from Roosevelt station all the way to Bacoor, Cavite.