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Rappler's latest stories on bus rapid transit


Interim bus system to launch in Cebu City March 15

Mar 09, 2020 - 1:26 PM

20 buses will be used for the initial launch. The same stops will be used in the launch of the Bus Rapid Transit system, scheduled for December 2021.

BEEP. Beep buses ferry passengers from business districts to their homes in Cebu. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Bus rapid transit system to push through in Cebu, Quezon Avenue

Sep 19, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Metro Manila might have a bus rapid transit system in 3 years, says Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark de Leon

PLAN. In the earlier plan, a bus station was set to be constructed near the Fuente Osmena Park for Cebu's first mass transport system, which was supposed to be operational in 2018. File photo by Rappler

[Right of Way] Special Episode: A detailed look at the proposed BRT system

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Urban development expert Robie Sy takes a detailed look at the proposed bus rapid transit system in Metro Manila

[Right of Way] Can a bus rapid transit system work in the Philippines?

Aug 04, 2018 - 1:09 PM

An organized, systematic, round-the-clock bus system helped solve the traffic woes in cities like Bogota. Can it also solve Manila's problems?

DOTr to scrap bus rapid transit project

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:04 PM

The Department of Transportation requests for the cancellation of the bus rapid transit projects in Metro Manila and Cebu, citing infrastructure limitations. But officials and experts are not sold with the idea

Clark airport maintenance among PPP projects set for rollout in 2018

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

The PPP Center is also eyeing 5 to 8 water projects under some local government units

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Apr 25, 2017 - 4:43 PM

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Duterte administration details 'ambitious' infra plan

Apr 18, 2017 - 9:35 PM

A railway connecting the cities of Davao Surigao and Cagayan de Oro as well as a subway linking Quezon City Mandaluyong Pasig and Taguig are part of the government s basket of solutions to address the country s poor infrastructure

'POVERTY TRAP.' 'We need to undertake these investments for the sake of the next generation of Filipinos – or else they will remain in the same poverty trap that we found ourselves in,' Finance Secretary Dominguez says. Photo from Malacanang

AIIB agrees to co-fund EDSA BRT, Metro Manila flood project

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:45 PM

We are all very eager to finalize the infrastructure projects in your country says Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun

UNPRECEDENTED INFRA BUILDUP. This picture shows a general view of traffic as Manila's financial district is seen in the background. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Metro Manila flood control, bus rapid transit projects eyed for AIIB financing

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The Philippines is looking at 300 million to 500 million for the initial year as financial window that it can tap from the China backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

BRT SYSTEM. This is the Guangzhou BRT system, one of the most efficient systems in the world. Photo by Cai Ordinario/Rappler.

First NEDA board under Duterte okays 9 infra projects

Sep 16, 2016 - 9:51 AM

The total cost of the projects is estimated at P171 14 billion NEDA also introduces some policy changes to speed up the approval process

EDSA bus rapid transit, Mindanao railway up for NEDA approval

Aug 23, 2016 - 3:29 PM

The south line of the North South Railway set to connect Metro Manila and Bicol also awaits NEDA board approval in September

AFP file photo

Railways are not the way out of Manila traffic mess – expert

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Putting in more railways is important but should not be the priority because they take time says transportation expert Rene Santiago

Fixing traffic: Are presidential bets proposals viable for PH cities?

Apr 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM

A University of the Philippines professor looks at the candidates proposals and tells Rappler their economic feasibility

MORE RAIL SYSTEMS? Presidential candidates promise an expanded rail system as a fix to the country's urban transport woes. Photo from the PPP Center

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

PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

To improve traffic in 2016, DOTC to overhaul bus, jeep systems

Jan 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The transportation department bares plans for point to point buses GPS monitoring bus rapid transit system phasing out of old jeepneys jeep deployment system and building of protected bike paths and sidewalks

LAST STRETCH. The DOTC is hoping to lay down the foundations for a better transportation in Metro Manila before a new administration is ushered in next year. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

NEDA board approves 5 infra projects

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:51 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority board approves 2 public private partnership and 3 official development assistance deals for roll out

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads his official family in prayer before presiding over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meeting. Also in photo are Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, DOTC Joseph Emilio Abaya DOST Mario Montejo and Finance Secretary Cecar Purisima. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau

French aerospace firms eye stronger presence in PH

Jul 06, 2015 - 2:08 PM

2 US construction firms also plan to set up shop in the country Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo says

Cebu BRT project: 28,000 seedlings to replace cut trees

Jun 21, 2015 - 4:33 PM

To implement the Metro Cebu Bus Rapid Transit Project its proponents need to plant 28 000 seedlings to replace the 2 000 trees which need to be cut from the proposed busways

STOPS. A bus station will be constructed near the Fuente Osmena Park for Cebu's first mass transport system, the Bus Rapid Transit expected to be operational by 2018. Photo by Dale G. Israel/Rappler.com

PH taxi industry protests new rules

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:27 PM

The government says taxi operators should improve and modernize their services rather than fight regulations

TAXI PROTEST. DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal says if regular taxi cabs cannot beat ride-sharing service providers, like Uber, they should join them. File photo by Rappler

DENR denies request to cut trees for Cebu bus project

May 16, 2015 - 10:08 PM

DENR Region 7 says the Department of Public Works and Highways request lacks the signature of approval of Secretary Rogelio Singson

RETURNED PERMIT. Dr Isabelo Montejo, DENR Regional Director, inspects trees planted in Argao town when he tells reporters that a tree cutting permit was returned to DPWH for lack of the secretary's signature. Photo By Randy Donaire

DOTC lays down rules for new transport categories

May 13, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The rules will guide companies that want to operate under the 4 new transport categories: Transportation Network Vehicle Service TNVS Premium Taxi Airport Bus and Bus Rapid Transit

"We view technological innovation as a driver for progress, especially in transportation where it can provide safer and more convenient commuting options to the public," DOTC secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says. File photo by Uber

Taxis beware: Gov't introduces 4 new transport categories

May 11, 2015 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED The new transport categories are meant to ease traffic congestion not kill the taxi industry DOTC says

DOTC taps Korean firm for Cebu bus rapid transit project

Apr 21, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Kunhwa firm of Seoul South Korea will undertake the detailed engineering design and construction supervision contract for the project

3 PH-France infrastructure deals signed

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:49 PM

French President Francois Hollande tells businessmen in Manila that making investments is not enough – these businesses should help fight climate change

New investments in infrastructure and renewable energy create a flow of investment to fight climate change

Tree replacement for Cebu bus rapid transit ‘unacceptable’

Sep 02, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The project based on initial plans entails the cutting of 2 024 trees in Cebu City

EFFICIENT TRANSPORT. This bus rapid transit system in Peru shows how road-sharing can work in urban areas

Funding for Cebu Bus Rapid Transit system approved

Aug 27, 2014 - 6:58 PM

The BRT which is set to roll out this year will be funded through loans from various international agencies

DOTC eyes bus rapid transit, more walkways, car-less cities

Apr 17, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Bus rapid transit improved walkways and car less cities are plans that may just see road sharing become a reality in the Philippines

EFFICIENT TRANSPORT. This bus rapid transit system in Peru shows how road-sharing can work in urban areas

Subway, bus rapid transit in Metro Manila?

Mar 20, 2014 - 8:10 PM

The proposed subway will connect the cities of Taguig Makati and Pasay while the bus rapid transit will run from Manila to Quezon City

TRAFFIC. The Japan International Cooperation Agency says traffic will cost the Philippines up to P6 billion a day by 2030. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Our traffic hell, an exit strategy

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Approaches by Manila and the MMDA to the traffic problem are wrong and will only lead to mutually assured destruction

Bus rapid transit system eyed for Metro Manila

Nov 22, 2012 - 12:56 PM

The national government is keen on bringing Bus Rapid Transit to Metro Manila to help ease traffic congestion in one of the world s mega cities