Philippine transportation

Include jeepney drivers, passengers in PUV modernization talks – Robredo

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says doing so would allow the government to know how stakeholders truly feel about the PUV modernization program and, in turn, explain their decisions to the public

INCLUSION. Vice President Leni Robredo wants stakeholders to be included in the government's talks on the PUV modernization program. Photo by OVP

PUV modernization: Planning, readiness issues raised at House hearing

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Transportation officials say President Rodrigo Duterte gave a deadline merely to press the 'urgency' of the PUV modernization program

MODERNIZATION PLAN. DOTR Usec. Artemio Tuazon Jr. (right) and Asec. Mark de Leon (left) attend the Congress Committee of Transportation hearing on briefing by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the public utility vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Piston threatens Duterte: Talk to us, or we'll give you monthly strikes

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Piston president George San Mateo says they have asked for a dialogue with Duterte at least twice

Rappler Talk: Solutions to Metro Manila traffic and road safety issues

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Rappler talks to transportation expert and UP professor Primitivo Cal on possible solutions to traffic and road safety issues in Metro Manila

Want fare hike? Improve your services first – LTFRB reminds jeepney drivers

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:36 AM

'The riding public expects a better service from the increase of the fare,' says LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III

FARE INCREASE. The transport groups said drivers need the increase to keep up with rising fuel prices. AFP Photo

Buses, jeepneys in the Philippines to be modernized by 2020

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Department of Transportation signs a memorandum of understanding with the Development Bank of the Philippines to provide loans to PUV cooperatives for the purchase of new vehicles

WAITING FOR A RIDE. Passengers gather along Tandang Sora, Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City during a national transport strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB lifts Uber suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Uber can operate in the Philippines again after the company paid a P190 million fine and provided compensation to its drivers

UBER BACK. The LTFRB allows the transportation giant to operate once more. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Uber pays P190-M fine but still suspended

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The LTFRB still requires Uber to submit proof that it has paid its drivers P299 24 million during the days they were not allowed to ply the streets

STILL SUSPENDED. Uber submits incomplete requirements to lift its suspension. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

A day without Uber

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

How were the last two weeks for you?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LTFRB to Uber: Pay P190 million, we'll lift suspension

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 PM

UPDATED The LTFRB bases the fine on the daily earnings of Uber which it estimates to earn between P7 million and P10 million per day by servicing at least 150 000 trips a day

SUSPENSION CONVERTED. LTFRB chief Martin Delgra faces media to explain their stand on transport network companies. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Uber suspension stays as LTFRB junks appeal

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:55 PM

UPDATED Uber says it is disappointed but will comply with the one month suspension order

DENIED. LTFRB denies Uber's motion for reconsideration. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Higher auto taxes, poor mass transport a 'lose-lose situation' for the public

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Minahalan mo sasakyan di inayos mass transit kawawa dito commuters natin says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

120,000 signatures back Grab, Uber petition vs LTFRB

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The petition appeals to the LTFRB to lift its moratorium on processing temporary permits for new Grab and Uber drivers

APPEAL. Grab and Uber drivers unite to file their petition against the LTFRB's ban of accepting new driver applications. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

LTFRB lost Grab, Uber accreditation papers

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED The LTRFB board under the Duterte administration has been looking for the documents since it assumed office says board member Aileen Lizada

PAPERS LOST. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says when they assumed office, the papers of Grab and Uber were nowhere to be found. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Grab, Uber to file motion for reconsideration vs LTFRB

Jul 19, 2017 - 5:37 PM

When filed the apprehension of Grab and Uber drivers without permits which is set to begin on July 26 will be put on hold

RECONSIDER. Grab and Uber unite to ask the LTFRB to withhold apprehending on July 26.

LTFRB fast-tracks renewal of expired Grab, Uber permits

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:46 PM

A one stop shop at the LTFRB headquarters in Quezon City will process applications from 8 am to 3 pm daily

FAST-TRACKED. The LTFRB opens a one-stop shop for quick processing of expired permits. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Arroyo wants transportation security commission vs terrorism

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The former Chief Executive whose presidency witnessed the worst terror attack in the country says a system of accountability would allow concerned agencies to perform their functions better

SAFER STREETS. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo files a bill aimed to address the terrorism threat on the transportation sector.

LIVE: Senate hearing on transportation crisis

Aug 10, 2016 - 12:06 PM

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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

INSENSITIVE GOVERNMENT. As traffic worsened and public transportation woes built up, the Aquino administration has been increasingly perceived as an 'insensitive' government.

Duterte eyes ‘extraordinary’ DOTC powers to solve traffic crisis

Jun 03, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Duterte says such powers will give the DOTC leeway to expedite government processes that will allow it to address the transportation crisis immediately

TALKING TRANSPO. Duterte holds a media briefing at the Presidential Guesthouse at DPWH Depot Compound, Panacan, Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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

NEW RAILWAY. President Benigno Aquino III (third from the right), assisted by San Miguel's Ramon Ang (third from the left) and Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya (middle), leads the groundbreaking ceremony of MRT 7. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Learning from Germany: Transport solutions PH can adopt

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Germany has made it more costly to buy drive and even park a car Car owners also have to deal with fewer parking spaces and lower speed limits in city centers

CAR-CENTRIC. Cars and trucks sit in a traffic jam in front of a construction site on the A3 Autobahn (motorway) near Deggendorf, Germany, March 24, 2016. Traffic has increased on the road heading south ahead of the Easter weekend. Photo by Armin Weigel/EPA

Yes, Pedro, we need to modernize the jeepney

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The former icon of Philippine culture is not something to be proud of anymore It has lost its luster It has turned into a symbol of decay and neglect

OLD VS NEW. the traditional jeepney running on fuel (left) alongside an e-jeepney. Photo by Rommel T. Juan

LRT2 resumes operation after 3-hour disruption

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:52 AM

UPDATED The mass transit line was on limited operation on Tuesday morning March 8 stranding hundreds of passengers for about 3 hours

A long, winding road for better Metro Manila transport

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Several infrastructure deals that are seen to solve the nightmarish Metro Manila traffic are still hounded by delays

LONG, WINDING ROAD. Most projects that are supposed to solve the horrendous Metro Manila traffic have snagged delays by policy U-turns and legal roadblocks. Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

The learned helplessness of Metro Manila

Aug 20, 2015 - 1:22 PM

We have learned that the only way to deal with the inefficiency of our roads is to simply avoid them Our solution to city flooding is to simply not go outside

GrabCar becomes Philippines' first authorized ride-sharing app

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:10 PM

GrabCar vehicles can now only be summoned via smartphones and the Internet and cannot pick up customers who hail them on the street like taxi cabs

Half of EDSA for bikers, pedestrians only on June 28

Jun 22, 2015 - 1:26 PM

From Ortigas to SM MOA buses and private cars on EDSA will be limited to 3 out of 5 lanes both on the north bound and south bound sides

EDSA REVOLUTION. This is how the June 28 road-sharing scheme on EDSA from Ortigas to SM MOA, Pasau will look like. Image courtesy of Antonio Oposa Jr

PNR unlikely to resume trips by June 1 school opening

May 23, 2015 - 7:17 PM

The rail operations may resume on June 12 but with fewer trains deployed says PNR General Manager Joseph Allan Dilay

UPGRADES NEEDED. PNR management says it will not resume trips until 80% of its rail tracks between Tutuban and Alabang are replaced. Photo from PNR Facebook

When the MRT was awesome

May 14, 2015 - 8:09 AM

The MRT s half a million daily passengers really only want to get to work in the morning and get home at night without ridiculous wait times or risking their lives

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May 12, 2015 - 9:00 PM

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May 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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UN climate chief: Transport is future challenge for PH

Feb 27, 2015 - 9:04 PM

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says the Philippines can follow the lead of other developing countries which have adopted a bus rapid transit

PUSHING FOR A CLIMATE DEAL. UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says countries like the Philippines contribute to the debate on ways to curb climate change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Our crappy transport system: Cruel to the handicapped

Jan 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The Philippine transportation system is one of the most obvious forms of structural violence in our society today

Youth groups greet MRT, LRT fare hikes with protest

Jan 04, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Dozens of youth activists hold sit down protests at the ticketing office of the North Avenue MRT station and other stations to oppose the baseless fare hikes in the LRT 1 LRT 2 and MRT3

'BASELESS' FARE HIKE. Youth activists protest the implementation of higher fares in the MRT and LRT lines. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

An uberX car is not a condo

Nov 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Uber should stop marketing uberX as an easy business opportunity like a vending machine or a condo unit That’s how the Sharing Economy works

Gov’t signs WB loan for Cebu bus rapid transit project

Oct 31, 2014 - 5:27 PM

The multilateral financial institution will provide a total funding of 141 million

Road sharing to take place in 4 Cebu City roads

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:22 PM

On Sunday September 28 major roads in Cebu City will be equally divided between pedestrians and cars – part of a bigger campaign for sustainable urban development

Commuter woes

Sep 13, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Commuting is not a simple issue of travel it is an issue of respect for human dignity and freedom

Riding the MRT is only the beginning of the challenge

Sep 04, 2014 - 7:26 PM

I do not agree to the act of sensationalizing the MRT challenge But I would definitely sensationalize any effort to change the conditions that the public is exposed to every day

Netizens to govt officials: Take the #MRTChallenge

Aug 29, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Which government official do you want to see take the MRTChallenge?

North Luzon bus terminal in Caloocan by end-September

Aug 29, 2014 - 4:36 PM

The MMDA says it is working with the LTFRB and several LGUs to transform a swampy and disheveled one hectare lot into an interim North provincial bus terminal

Is it worth it? Senate to scrutinize P6.6B MRT budget

Aug 15, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Under its proposed budget the DOTC promises to keep MRT service disruptions to under 300 in 2015

End Metro Manila traffic, fund sustainable transport

Aug 05, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Enough of hair pulling anguish and frustrated tears over metro traffic Gov t should invest in a mass transport system that s so convenient you d be considered impractical not to commute

NIGHTMARE. We all know Metro Manila's transport system is a nightmare but are we willing to do something about it? File photo by Romeo Gacad/Agence France-Presse

DOTC to bid out Cebu BRT system by 2015

Jul 06, 2014 - 9:34 PM

The Cebu BRT system is expected to cut travel time and improve commuters experience

Bus crash survivors: Don’t let GV Florida get off scott-free

Jun 30, 2014 - 6:09 PM

They urge the LTFRB to question the appeals court’s decision to overturn the board’s decision to suspend the bus units

CASUALTIES. A bus carrying 45 people fell into a ravine in Bontoc, killing at least 14 people on-site. File photo by Rappler

LTO nabs 10 colorum bus operators

Jun 20, 2014 - 3:52 PM

The LTO says the initial apprehension of violators shows the intent of the government to stop the rampant violation of transportation rules

LTFRB on social media 'rumor': No disguised Florida buses

Apr 25, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Chairman Winston Ginez says the board gave permission to another bus line – TransportPro Services – to temporarily use GV Florida terminals Florida s suspension stays

5 PH cities to block off roads for pedestrians, cyclists

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Iloilo Cebu Pasig San Juan and Marikina will block off major roads from cars and reserve them for cyclists and pedestrians this week

BIKING FOR A CAUSE. Bikers join the Share the Road movement's march to the Supreme Court to file a petition for government agencies to implement road-sharing. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

‘Extend MRT hours, buy more coaches’

Feb 28, 2014 - 12:54 PM

Senator Ralph Recto urges the DOTC to extend MRT 3 hours until midnight to decongest the rail system

OLD HABITS. A month-long test extending the operating hours of MRT 3 will determine if motorists can change old habits, and take the train instead of their cars. File photo by AFP