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After transport strike, House panel tackles PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Representatives from both sides – the government and transportation groups – have been invited to the transportation committee's hearing

TRANSPORT STRIKE. PUV drivers and operations hold a 2-day strike in response to a PUV modernization program being pushed by the government. File photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of www.build.gov.ph

$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

From an earlier projection of 4 4 billion P225 17 billion the cost of the proposed subway goes up to 7 billion P358 25 billion

#FridayFeels: P190 million later

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Uber is back but what has the government done to fix the terrible traffic?

Heavier Commonwealth traffic seen as MRT7 construction progresses

Aug 13, 2017 - 5:10 PM

A task force announces developments in the construction of the MRT7 s University Avenue and Manggahan stations in Quezon City which would affect the flow of traffic

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. A portion of the thorough fare from Sandiganbayan to Litex is closed for the whole day due to a medical mission by the INC. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

#FridayFeels: Nag-book ka ngunit kulang

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What would Waze tell you when driving around Metro Manila?

Duterte, Abe may sign Mega Manila subway deal in November

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the two leaders may sign the deal when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comes to Manila for the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

JAPAN'S HELPING HAND. President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Malacañang during the Japanese leader's two-day visit to Manila. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

NAIA Expressway Lane 1 open starting Dec 21

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Toll fees for the first two years of operation are P45 Class 1 P90 Class 2 and P134 Class 3 with adjustments allowed every two years

CHRISTMAS LANE. The NAIAX Christmas Lane will connect Entertainment City and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to NAIA Terminal 3 and Skyway. All photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

SBMA proposes P100-B expressway-railway from Manila to Subic

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The SBMA chief wants the financing of the proposed multi modal coastal highway to be under the Philippine China Framework of Cooperation

MULTI-MODAL. According to Diño, the proposed multi-modal 100-kilometer (km) coastal highway has already gained support from Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. Rappler file photo

Emergency powers bill vs NCR, Metro Cebu traffic advances in Senate

Dec 14, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The bill covers land air and sea traffic as well as provinces near Metro Manila

VMMC agrees to open roads to private vehicles

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Motorists can apply for access stickers so they can pass through the Veterans Memorial Medical Center as a shortcut

EDSA traffic flow improves slightly – i-ACT

Dec 06, 2016 - 8:35 PM

After window hours are lifted a recent MMDA survey shows an average of 7 minutes is reduced in travel time on EDSA from Roxas Boulevard in the south to Monumento in the north

DRY RUN. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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

Photo courtesy of Sakay.ph

MMDA: 3 more gov't properties open to private vehicles soon

Nov 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM

To ease up traffic government properties in Makati Pasay and Bonifacio Global City will soon be opened to private vehicles

TRAFFIC WOES. Will opening up roads in government properties to private cars help ease traffic? File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

MMDA eyes 3-digit coding scheme during Christmas season

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:02 PM

The proposed scheme is expected to be finalized in a meeting between MMDA and other i ACT agencies on Thursday November 24

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Alvarez: 'Uncooperative DOTr' delaying emergency powers on traffic

Nov 23, 2016 - 4:15 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez slams the Department of Transportation saying it has failed to lay out concrete plans to address traffic in Metro Manila Metro Cebu and Metro Davao

"UNCOOPERATIVE DOTr."Speaker Pantaleon Alverez says the DOTr is the reason why the House will not be able to pass the measure seeking to grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address traffic by December. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Carmaggedon redux: Will building more roads solve our traffic problems?

Nov 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Many people have proposed various solutions to our traffic problems Will building more roads necessarily relieve traffic congestion and increase travel time in the long run?

Camp Aguinaldo opens to private vehicles in 2 weeks – MMDA

Nov 17, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Private vehicle owners can start applying with Camp Aguinaldo for access passes on Monday November 21

READY TO OPEN. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority confirms on November 17, 2016 that private vehicles will be able to pass through Camp Aguinaldo within 2 weeks. Government photo

What telecommuting requires

Nov 10, 2016 - 7:20 PM

A work from anywhere setup is seen as a means to reduce traffic in metro areas But what will it require from the parties involved?

Metro Manila traffic rerouting for Undas 2016

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED Get updates on rerouting schemes for cities in Metro Manila this long weekend

REVISIT. Visitors arrive to pay respect to their departed loved ones at the Makati City Public Cemetery on All Saints' day in 2014. Photo by LeANNE Jazul/Rappler

No window hours for more roads starting Nov 2

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:10 PM

UPDATED Taft Avenue Shaw Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue are among the latest additions to the list of roads without window hours Coding hours will also be longer – 7 am to 8 pm

In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic in Manila. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

600 violators on first day of ‘no window hours’ dry run

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Only 5 days away from the strict implementation of the No Window Hours traffic scheme a three day dry run commences throughout concerned areas in Metro Manila

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Oct 12, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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DOTr’s hits and misses in 1st 100 days: NAIA, EDSA traffic, MRT3

Oct 12, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The first 100 days of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade are marked by initiatives to decongest the country s premier airport as well as an unchanged state of MRT3 and EDSA traffic They also give a glimpse of what lies ahead

HONEYMOON. Eliminating laglag bala or bullet-planting incidents inside Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), resolving a legal battle involving the Common Station deal, fewer flight delays, faster Wi-Fi available in 23 public transport sites, and cleaner NAIA toilets, are among the initiatives Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and his colleagues have accomplished in just 100 days. Rappler file photo

Poe eyes Senate approval of traffic emergency powers bill by Dec

Oct 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The Senate version of the bill is sure to include a central traffic authority and an oversight function for Congress to review contracts

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Recto hits DOTr's 'unfunded, scattered' plans vs traffic

Oct 12, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto doubts the proposed projects of the Department of Transportation to solve the traffic crises through emergency powers

Dry run of 'no window hours' starts October 12

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Violators of the new policy will be flagged down but won t be issued tickets during the dry run from October 12 to 14 Strict implementation begins October 17

CONGESTION. A major thoroughfare in Manila on September 8, 2014, is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in the centre lane. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Makati, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong to suspend 'window hours'

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED To fix traffic malls are also asked not to schedule sales during weekdays and for utility companies to suspend road repairs

MANILA GRIDLOCK. Motorists eat a meal on the back of their vehicles after being caught in traffic during the APEC summit in Manila in November 2015. The Philippines needs to improve infrastructure and requires funding from AIIB. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Emergency powers to keep Cebu traffic from reaching NCR levels

Oct 08, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Even if the traffic here is still not as bad as Metro Manila we will still push for emergency powers to stop Cebu from getting to that level says Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento

Starting Oct 31 on EDSA, C5: No more 'window hours' for private vehicles

Oct 08, 2016 - 9:31 AM

The Inter Agency Council on Traffic and the Metro Manila Council agree to remove the window hours under the Number Coding Scheme to decongest traffic in Metro Manila

METRO MANILA TRAFFIC. In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

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

NOT ENOUGH? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is unhappy with how the Duterte administration is moving to address traffic so far. File photos by Rappler

Briones: Early Christmas break may affect students' learning

Sep 26, 2016 - 2:38 PM

We have to examine the data from the point of view also of impact on learning of the children because again it s not only the school children who add to the traffic it s really Christmas itself says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

EARLY CHRISTMAS BREAK? Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are 'seriously studying' the proposal to have an early Christmas break for students. She, however, says it may affect students' learning. File photo

Senate wraps up hearings on emergency powers vs traffic

Sep 22, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Senator Grace Poe says the committee on public services has approached the last mile and would soon endorse the bill for plenary debate

EMERGENCY POWERS. Senator Grace Poe says the Senate may pass the bill granting emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to solve the traffic crises before the year ends. Photo from Office of Senator Poe

QC: Expect heavy traffic along Elliptical Road Sept 20-25

Sep 19, 2016 - 7:13 PM

ADVISORY: While the drainage improvement project in the area is ongoing the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety suggests alternate routes

Duterte does not need emergency powers to address traffic – lawmaker

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte might be requesting for emergency powers just to get blanket authority over the traffic problem

ADDRESSING TRAFFIC. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque doubts the need to grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address traffic. Photo of Roque from his office, photo of Duterte by King Rodriguez/PPD

Tugade clarifies: Traffic problem a 'state of chaos, not a state of mind'

Sep 15, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade also suggests moving some government offices and factories outside Metro Manila to decongest traffic

'STATE OF CHAOS.' Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (middle) faces the House Committee on Transportation on September 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Traffic task force: New traffic schemes in parts of EDSA

Sep 05, 2016 - 2:01 PM

New traffic schemes are now being implemented in parts of EDSA the newly formed Inter Agency Council for Traffic says

In this file photo, a police officer directs traffic at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, popularly known as EDSA in Manila on September 8, 2015. Jay Directo/AFP

We're waiting for House to work on emergency powers – Poe

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:22 PM

The Senate committee on public services chairperson hits the Department of Transportation anew for failing to provide a list of concrete projects and plans to solve the traffic crisis

Photo by Office of Sen Poe

South, southwest bus terminals to be opened in 2018

Aug 28, 2016 - 11:05 PM

These terminals will be the end point for about 1 642 provincial buses currently entering Metro Manila daily effectively decongesting main thoroughfares

EDSA RELIEF. These terminals will be the end-point for about 1,642 provincial buses currently entering Metro Manila daily. Rappler file photo

With emergency powers, lighter Metro Manila traffic by 2019

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Emergency powers will allow the faster implementation of over P207 billion worth of infrastructure projects to ease traffic transportation officials say

FASTER IMPLEMENTATION. Transportation Undersecretary Noel Kintanar says emergency powers will help the department implement faster its over P207-billion worth of infrastructure projects. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Art Tugade and his inherited headaches

Aug 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The new transportation chief s tall order from the President: No long waiting lines in all public transport

TALL ORDER. Transportation chief Arthur Tugade vows to solve all low hanging fruits in transportation as soon as possible

Duterte admin revives plan to build Metro Manila subway

Aug 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

This would have been the most expensive public private partnership PPP deal implemented under former president Benigno Aquino III s administration

1ST SUBWAY. The current administration says the subway PPP deal is being revisited because 'there is demand for the service.' Graphics by Nina Martinez/Rappler

Gov't forms inter-agency body to solve Metro Manila traffic

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:55 AM

The inter agency body which will follow orders from Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade includes the MMDA PNP Highway Patrol Group LTO and LTFRB

Provincial buses ban on EDSA is ‘anti-poor’ – Salceda

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda also says the game Pokemon Go poses a higher threat of aggravating Metro Manila traffic than provincial buses

NO TO BUS BAN. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is against the banning of provincial buses along EDSA. File photos by Rappler

Senators want traffic czar as 'point person' for emergency powers

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Neophyte senator Leila De Lima however opposes the proposal as it might grant emergency powers to an individual other than the President

TRAFFIC CZAR. Senators propose the appointment of a 'traffic czar' or manager to become the point person once emergency powers are granted to the President. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña

Gov't wants to open up subdivisions to ease traffic

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade also emphasizes the need for a single traffic authority to manage Metro Manila s road network

EMERGENCY POWERS. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade attends the 1st Senate hearing on the granting of emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to solve the traffic crisis in the metro. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña

Grace Poe: Reveal traffic plans before we grant Duterte special powers

Aug 08, 2016 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto insists that the public be consulted first on fare and toll amounts: The government must assess the affordability and conduct a willingness to pay survey and consultation among users

DPWH chief Villar: Metro traffic jam 'can be solved in 2-3 years'

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Rest assured that the biggest hurdle political will is something that the President has a lot of says Secretary Mark Villar

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. A portion of the thorough fare from Sandiganbayan to Litex is closed for the whole day due to a medical mission by the INC. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

The pet bills of President Duterte

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Duterte did not mention in his first SONA two bills that his top allies in the 17th Congress declared they would prioritize: the reimposition of the death penalty and the lowering to 15 years the minimum age of criminal responsibility

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address, as Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listen. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Commuters should see results in next 100 days – Palace

Jul 12, 2016 - 1:44 PM

More convenient locations for purchasing train tickets and improved waiting rooms for commuters are some proposals presented to President Duterte in the July 11 Cabinet meeting

TRANSPORTATION WOES. The MRT3 trainline carries 600,000 passengers daily across Metro Manila. File photo by Rappler