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MRT3 maintenance provider Busan claims fewer glitches since takeover

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Busan says it was able to reduce the number of system glitches to 2,701 in 2016, from 2,776 in 2015

MRT3 maintenance provider Busan claims fewer glitches since takeover

DOTr: MRT back to normal on June 16 after safety check

Jun 15, 2017 - 10:30 PM

An 'abnormal noise' heard by a train driver prompts an inspection, and leads to fewer and slower trains operating from June 14 to 15

DOTr: MRT back to normal on June 16 after safety check

Groups of Ramon Ang, MVP set sights on MRT3 upgrade

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:40 AM

It was in 1999 when MRT3 was opened to decongest EDSA. Now, EDSA remains congested

Groups of Ramon Ang, MVP set sights on MRT3 upgrade

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

May 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her former election rival has some explaining to do on the questionable contract with a maintenance provider under his term as transportation chief

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

DOTr eyes MRT3 buyout under Duterte admin

May 23, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The Department of Transportation is also eyeing an executive order to transfer the MRT3 under the regulation of the Light Rail Transit Authority

DOTr eyes MRT3 buyout under Duterte admin

#FridayFeels: Forever MRT

May 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It's agony every morning as people take the MRT, with endless lines that require tons of patience. When will this ordeal be over?

#FridayFeels: Forever MRT

Ayala, SM taipans finally at ease over MRT-LRT common station

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:02 PM

At a recent government forum, Jaime Zobel De Ayala and Teresita Sy-Coson share a light-hearted moment over the common station that their firms argued over for nearly 8 years

Ayala, SM taipans finally at ease over MRT-LRT common station

Partial road closures due to MRT7 construction starting April 17

Apr 08, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Regalado Highway will be partially closed from Bristol Street to Commonwealth Avenue, from April 17 to June 16 for Phase 1 of the construction

Partial road closures due to MRT7 construction starting April 17

LRT, MRT, PNR schedules: Holy Week 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 9:25 AM

LRT 1 and 2, MRT 3, and PNR will undergo maintenance works from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

LRT, MRT, PNR schedules: Holy Week 2017

Deferred: Road closures in Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Apr 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) The road closures will not start on April 4 as originally scheduled, according to the project's Traffic Task Force

Deferred: Road closures in Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Alvarez grills DOTr over ‘ambitious’ MRT-LRT common station

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:26 PM

A visibly peeved Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells DOTr officials they must pay for the penalties out of their own pockets should they fail to complete the common station by 2019

Alvarez grills DOTr over ‘ambitious’ MRT-LRT common station

Presiden Jokowi pastikan MRT Jakarta beroperasi 2019

Feb 23, 2017 - 2:37 PM

"Masalah pembiayaan sampai saat ini belum ada keluhan."

Presiden Jokowi pastikan MRT Jakarta beroperasi 2019

Senators convinced 'best' location achieved for MRT-LRT common station

Feb 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

But the Senate committee wants someone 'to be held liable' for the P200-million naming rights contract of SM Prime, which caused the almost 8-year delay of the project

Senators convinced 'best' location achieved for MRT-LRT common station

Alvarez grills DOTr officials during hearing on MRT-LRT common station

Jan 25, 2017 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he prefers the original plan for the common station, conceptualized in 2009

Alvarez grills DOTr officials during hearing on MRT-LRT common station

Vitangcol eyes charges vs DOTr execs over MRT-LRT common station

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Former MRT3 chief Al Vitangcol III claims transportation officials violated the procurement law when they allowed a compromise deal on the common station

Vitangcol eyes charges vs DOTr execs over MRT-LRT common station

Alvarez: P2.8-billion MRT-LRT common station too expensive

Jan 19, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the House of Representatives will review the project to check its cost and find out if it is 'for the convenience of passengers'

Alvarez: P2.8-billion MRT-LRT common station too expensive

Commercial operations for MRT-LRT Common Station eyed in April 2019

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Rarely seen together, the country's top businessmen come to agree on the final location of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-Light Rail Transit (LRT) Common Station project

Commercial operations for MRT-LRT Common Station eyed in April 2019

LOOK: Proposed design of MRT-LRT common station

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:20 PM

It is a P2.8-billion, 13,700-square-meter project that will connect the LRT1, MRT3, and MRT7

LOOK: Proposed design of MRT-LRT common station

MRT-3 installs 27 new elevators

Dec 23, 2016 - 12:46 PM

In anticipation of the Christmas rush, MRT-3 is extending peak-hour operations on Friday, December 23

MRT-3 installs 27 new elevators

MRT-LRT common station to be done in 2.5 years – DOTr

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the signing of the compromise agreement on the common station is expected before 2016 ends

MRT-LRT common station to be done in 2.5 years – DOTr

MRT3's Busan expects 800k passengers daily by 2017

Dec 14, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The joint venture that maintains the MRT says restoration works have increased to 22 the number of trains in operation as of end-November

MRT3's Busan expects 800k passengers daily by 2017

2016 Christmas schedules for LRT, MRT, PNR

Dec 05, 2016 - 1:30 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Here's a list of operating hours of public train systems in December

2016 Christmas schedules for LRT, MRT, PNR

Sakay.ph's new app shows MRT congestion levels

Nov 27, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Traincheck gives commuters info on how crowded the train stations are and tells them when's the best time to leave

Sakay.ph's new app shows MRT congestion levels

Tugade accepts DOTr Undersecretary Kintanar's resignation

Nov 23, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Kintanar, a former Ayala executive, says he would like to give Tugade a free hand in addressing 'misconceptions or doubts as to the impartiality and independence of the DOTr'

Tugade accepts DOTr Undersecretary Kintanar's resignation

Longer MRT trains fully operational by mid-2017 – DOTr

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The Department of Transportation says it is awaiting the delivery of the power supply for the 4-car trains, which would take an additional 12 months

Longer MRT trains fully operational by mid-2017 – DOTr

Sandiganbayan affirms criminal charges vs ex-MRT chief Vitangcol

Oct 11, 2016 - 6:47 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 3rd Division denies Al Vitangcol III's motion to quash for lack of merit

Sandiganbayan affirms criminal charges vs ex-MRT chief Vitangcol

Alvarez: No improvement in traffic, trains after 100 days under Duterte

Oct 03, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Despite dismay over traffic, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez still praises President Rodrigo Duterte for his overall performance during his first 100 days in office

Alvarez: No improvement in traffic, trains after 100 days under Duterte

Case vs MRT vandalism a waste of gov’t resources – commuters group

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:04 PM

The case is filed against Angelo Suarez who wrote 'MRT bulok!' on one of the trains

Case vs MRT vandalism a waste of gov’t resources – commuters group

Deal reached: LRT-MRT common station between SM North, TriNoma

Sep 27, 2016 - 3:55 PM

A memorandum of understanding is set to be signed on Wednesday, September 28

Deal reached: LRT-MRT common station between SM North, TriNoma

Beep cards expand to tollways

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:14 AM

AF Payments Incorporated starts its limited public trial on accepting beep cards as payment at CAVITEX for the toll fees of Class 1 vehicles

Beep cards expand to tollways

Tugade: Train fares, tollway fees will not go up

Aug 10, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade also allays fears involving the granting of emergency powers, vowing there will be no 'arbitrariness' or 'whimsical approaches'

Tugade: Train fares, tollway fees will not go up

CA junks MRT3 owners' appeal to stop gov't from getting more trains

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The appellate court says the MRT3 owners' claims are 'merely self-serving and uncorroborated' by independent witnesses

CA junks MRT3 owners' appeal to stop gov't from getting more trains

Free Wi-Fi at NAIA, LRT, MRT, select transpo hubs in 100 days

Jul 13, 2016 - 9:55 AM

The Philippine government taps PLDT's Smart to offer free Wi-Fi at the country's major transportation hubs

Free Wi-Fi at NAIA, LRT, MRT, select transpo hubs in 100 days

Duterte on business, Roxas’ SOCE, Brexit battle | 6PM wRap

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte on business, Roxas’ SOCE, Brexit battle | 6PM wRap

Traffic, urban woes, and the Aquino administration's image problem

Jun 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM

As the problems snowballed, and the administration remained quiet on telling people what it’s doing, Filipinos have become too angry to appreciate the reforms that, to them, are too little, too late

Traffic, urban woes, and the Aquino administration's image problem

Beep card reloading now available at Bayad Center outlets

Jun 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The beep cards used on the MRT3 and LRT Lines 1 and 2 may now be reloaded at select Bayad Center outlets

Beep card reloading now available at Bayad Center outlets

DOTC: Upgraded MRT3 escalators by Feb 2017

Jun 02, 2016 - 2:58 PM

International Elevator & Equipment bags the contract to refurbish 38 escalators of the glitch-ridden elevated mass transit railway system

DOTC: Upgraded MRT3 escalators by Feb 2017

Construction of MRT7 finally starts

Apr 20, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Once MRT7 is built, it will only take Bulacan-based commuters 30 minutes to reach Quezon City, from the current two hours

Construction of MRT7 finally starts

Senate bets' transportation fixes: Decongest Manila, improve mass transit

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:58 PM

At the Rappler senatorial debate on Friday, April 15, candidates propose solutions such as accelerating the phaseout of old vehicles, and regulating the number of new cars crowding limited road space

Senate bets' transportation fixes: Decongest Manila, improve mass transit

Ex-MRT3 chief Vitangcol slapped with extortion charges

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Vitangcol tried to extort $30 million from Inekon and insisted that it pick a conspirator's firm as a partner to win the MRT3 expansion project, says the Ombudsman

Ex-MRT3  chief Vitangcol slapped with extortion charges

Where do VP bets stand on traffic, transportation?

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Are the vice-presidential bets paying attention to the people's complaints about traffic?

Where do VP bets stand on traffic, transportation?

Cegah eksploitasi anak, Ahok akan hapus 3-in-1?

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Pemprov DKI Jakarta disarankan siapkan ERP sebagai alternatif pengganti 3-in-1

Cegah eksploitasi anak, Ahok akan hapus 3-in-1?

LRT, MRT schedules: Holy Week 2016

Mar 18, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The LRT lines and the MRT will have no operations starting Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday

LRT, MRT schedules: Holy Week 2016

Who's not welcome in 'President' Grace Poe's Cabinet?

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) In a dialogue with the Makati Business Club, she names at least 3 agencies where she will not keep President Aquino's appointees

Who's not welcome in 'President' Grace Poe's Cabinet?

DOTC sees launch of new MRT3 train by April

Feb 23, 2016 - 1:18 PM

The new train is part of the MRT3 expansion project, set to be completed in January 2017

DOTC sees launch of new MRT3 train by April

Ex-MRT chief Vitangcol blames Roxas for MRT contract deal mess

Feb 18, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Ex-MRT general manager Al Vitangcol III says presidential bet Mar Roxas ignored procurement requests for the train line when he was DOTC chief

Ex-MRT chief Vitangcol blames Roxas for MRT contract deal mess

Abaya: Sobrepeña is 'playing politics'

Feb 10, 2016 - 4:05 PM

'His timeline is wrong,' transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya says in reaction to the allegations of the MRT Holdings chairman against him and his predecessor, Manuel Roxas II

Abaya: Sobrepeña is 'playing politics'

MRT Holdings' Sobrepeña: Roxas, Abaya may be liable for graft

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Sobrepeña says Roxas and Abaya failed to act on private firms' proposals and entered into questionable deals

MRT Holdings' Sobrepeña: Roxas, Abaya may be liable for graft

Abaya, DOTC execs violated law, neglected MRT3 – Senate panel

Feb 04, 2016 - 10:01 AM

The Senate subcommittee says its findings should be submitted to the Ombudsman, the justice department, and the Civil Service Commission for appropriate action against erring officials

Abaya, DOTC execs violated law, neglected MRT3 – Senate panel

To fix traffic, Binay as president to split up DOTC

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says the DOTC has far too many agencies attached to it and can't focus on solving transportation concerns

To fix traffic, Binay as president to split up DOTC