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PH's longest railway to get funding from Japan, possibly China

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Manila-Clark and Manila-Laguna lines will be funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, while the Department of Transportation is eyeing China for the Laguna-Sorsogon line

PH's longest railway to get funding from Japan, possibly China

6 dead, 31 missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks – president

Jun 26, 2017 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities did not yet say what caused the 4-deck Almirante to go down in the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape, where Colombian and foreign tourists take leisure cruises

6 dead, 31 missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks – president

17 stations of Manila-Clark Railway announced

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation says it aims to start the construction of the railway system in the last quarter of 2017 and finish it by 2021

17 stations of Manila-Clark Railway announced

Is the PUV modernization program 'anti-poor?'

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:26 AM

With the benefits the proposed jeepney modernization program promises, the government says it is not anti-poor – it even is pro-poor, they say

Is the PUV modernization program 'anti-poor?'

Anti-Distracted Driving Act to take effect again starting July 6

Jun 21, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The revised rules of the law have been published, says the Department of Transportation, paving the way for implementation

Anti-Distracted Driving Act to take effect again starting July 6

DOTr launches modernization program for jeepneys, buses

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Department of Transportation plans to phase out old PUVs, make changes in the franchising system, update routes, and provide training for drivers

DOTr launches modernization program for jeepneys, buses

DOTr probes 'freaking hot' Cebu Pacific flight

Jun 17, 2017 - 1:57 PM

DOTr says Cebu Pacific should have deplaned passengers within 2 hours

DOTr probes 'freaking hot' Cebu Pacific flight

Metro Manila subway operations 'can begin' even before entire line done

Jun 16, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The Department of Transportation says the planned subway in Metro Manila can begin operations in 2022, as soon as there are two stations built

Metro Manila subway operations 'can begin' even before entire line done

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

Resorts World attack, SC orals, London fire | Evening wRap

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Resorts World attack, SC orals, London fire | Evening wRap

'Line of sight' rule eased for drivers, gadgets OK within 'safety zone'

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation redefines the much criticized 'line of sight' as it releases the new implementing rules and regulations of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

'Line of sight' rule eased for drivers, gadgets OK within 'safety zone'

How Danny Lim plans to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem

Jun 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Metro Manila Development Authority's new chairman Danilo 'Danny' Lim says he will employ a 'back to basics' approach in solving the capital region's traffic

How Danny Lim plans to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem

Road crash numbers: Looking at the data sources

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

With no comprehensive, national database on road crash numbers, Rappler relied on different government agencies for data. But each dataset has its own limitations

Road crash numbers: Looking at the data sources

#FridayFeels: Surge

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Frantic to book transportation that's so expensive in the middle of EDSA? You're not alone.

#FridayFeels: Surge

Will it ever open? Berliners laugh, cry over long delayed airport

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:52 AM

The BER airport remains unfinished, shuttered and a byword for fiasco in a country usually better known for its engineering prowess and obsession with punctuality

Will it ever open? Berliners laugh, cry over long delayed airport

Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway

May 31, 2017 - 7:13 PM

The railway is part of a 'master plan' by east African leaders to connect their nations by rail

Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway

5-year driver's license bill now up for Duterte's signature

May 31, 2017 - 6:41 PM

The measure will now be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte, after both chambers of Congress approved the final version of the bill

5-year driver's license bill now up for Duterte's signature

Battle buses play driving role in British election

May 31, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The battle bus is a curious British electioneering staple that emerged in the late 1970s and has somehow kept on the road in the digital age

Battle buses play driving role in British election

Coming in 2018: LRT2's Masinag and Emerald stations

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Set to be completed in August 2018, the two additional stations are designed to accommodate 80,000 more passengers daily during the first 5 years of operations

Coming in 2018: LRT2's Masinag and Emerald stations

Pothole causes temporary closure of NAIA runway

May 30, 2017 - 7:54 PM

A number of domestic and international flights are affected by the temporary closure of NAIA's Runway 06/24

Pothole causes temporary closure of NAIA runway

DOTr reviewing implementing rules of Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

This comes a week after the law was suspended due to confusion over its guidelines

DOTr reviewing implementing rules of Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Senate approves bill on 5-year validity of driver's license

May 30, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The House of Representatives passed its version of the measure on final reading a week ago

Senate approves bill on 5-year validity of driver's license

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

May 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Local governments are 'encouraged' to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

DOTr says MRT 3 safe, but Poe wants 3rd party certification

May 23, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The DOTr also urges the cancellation of the contract with maintenance provider Busan Universal Rail Inc (BURI), citing the daily inconvenience experienced by passengers

DOTr says MRT 3 safe, but Poe wants 3rd party certification

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities, says Senator Grace Poe

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

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

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Putting the brakes on road deaths

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

What is 'line of sight' under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 22, 2017 - 8:05 PM

No, you can't mount your phone above the dashboard

What is 'line of sight' under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

House approves bill on 5-year driver's license

May 22, 2017 - 7:52 PM

The bill extending the validity of driver’s license to 5 years is one step closer to getting passed into law. The Senate version was approved earlier.

House approves bill on 5-year driver's license

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

May 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'They have made matters complicated, when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, referring to the implementing rules

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

Motorists told to remove rosaries, toys on dashboards by May 26

May 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Drinking coffee, eating, or putting on makeup while on the road are also prohibited acts classified under reckless driving, says LTFRB member Aileen Lizada

Motorists told to remove rosaries, toys on dashboards by May 26

LTO to motorcycle drivers: 'You can't use phones on the road'

May 20, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Land Transportation Office reminds motorcycle riders that they cannot use their phones even for navigation under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

LTO to motorcycle drivers: 'You can't use phones on the road'

Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM

According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report, using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents

Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) Republic Act No 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act defines 'distracted driving' as using telecommunications or entertainment devices while in motion or temporarily stopped at a red traffic light

What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

30 countries reject protectionism at China's Belt and Road Forum

May 16, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Leaders who participated in China's Belt and Road Forum lay down 'cooperation principles' for the Belt and Road Initiative

30 countries reject protectionism at China's Belt and Road Forum

Nueva Ecija crash bus engine was 30 years old – DOTr

May 16, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Bus registration records indicate its age to be 11 years old, which turns out to be false

Nueva Ecija crash bus engine was 30 years old – DOTr

Senate to approve 5-year validity of drivers' licenses by May – Poe

May 09, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The rollout of the new driver's license will start in August, the Land Transportation Office says

Senate to approve 5-year validity of drivers' licenses by May – Poe

DOTr won't auction off Clark airport rehab

May 08, 2017 - 12:20 AM

The government will instead redevelop Clark International Airport and later auction off the operations and maintenance of the modernized gateway to the private sector

DOTr won't auction off Clark airport rehab

Family says booted off Delta flight over child's seat

May 05, 2017 - 10:55 AM

'This is a federal offense and then you and your wife will be in jail and your kids will be in foster care,' a crew member is overheard telling Brian Schear when he first refuses to disembark

Family says booted off Delta flight over child's seat

#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

DOTr keen on removing Davao airport rehab from PPP pipeline

May 04, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the government is considering funding the rehabilitation of the airport in President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown

DOTr keen on removing Davao airport rehab from PPP pipeline

DOTr undersecretary resigns, denies rift with Tugade

May 04, 2017 - 6:32 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Roberto Lim is the 4th transportation undersecretary to resign under Arthur Tugade's leadership

DOTr undersecretary resigns, denies rift with Tugade

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

May 04, 2017 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) The P4.5-billion terminal has a 2,600-meter runway that can accommodate bigger aircraft

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

House panel approves in principle bill on 5-year driver's license

May 04, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The proposed measure seeks to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code, which currently sets the validity of a driver's license to 3 years

House panel approves in principle bill on 5-year driver's license

Avoid these 4 EDSA Southbound chokepoints

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Thinking Machines demonstrates how Waze data can be used to identify traffic choke points on a single road for a single direction

Avoid these 4 EDSA Southbound chokepoints

Automation in licensing can help screen responsible drivers

Apr 21, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Former LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador says removing the discretionary factor among employees screening applicants can help ensure that only those fit to drive are issued licenses

Automation in licensing can help screen responsible drivers

Traveling ASEAN: transport systems around Southeast Asia

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Buses, trains, tricycles, tuk-tuks: how do people get around in the 10 countries that make up ASEAN?

Traveling ASEAN: transport systems around Southeast Asia

DOTr moving main office to Clark in July

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:06 PM

More key government agencies are expected to move to New Clark City in Pampanga in the coming years, said BCDA president Vince Dizon

DOTr moving main office to Clark in July