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Megaworld to launch P2P bus transport hub at Iloilo Business Park

Jul 10, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The P2P bus transport hub at the Iloilo Business Park will have two terminals. Here's what travelers can expect.

LAUNCHING SOON. Megaworld will be bringing in the first premium point-to-point bus services in Western Visayas within the year. Photo from Megaworld

EXPLAINER: Ano ang provincial bus ban?

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Sagot ba talaga ang provincial bus ban sa problema sa trapiko?

EXPLAINER: What is the provincial bus ban?

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Is the provincial bus ban really the answer to the metropolis' traffic woes?

SC orders MMDA to answer petitions vs EDSA provincial bus ban

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The High Court consolidates 3 petitions against the EDSA provincial bus ban

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Anti-poor, anti-commuter': Netizens lambast provincial bus ban

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Is the provincial bus ban another band-aid solution to traffic? Filipinos online weigh in.

Expert says provincial bus ban to worsen Metro traffic congestion

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Transport economist Jedd Ugay says that if MMDA wants to reduce traffic congestion, the effect of the provincial bus ban is the 'total opposite'

CLOSURE. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to close provincial bus terminals along EDSA in June. File photos by Ben Nabong and Joel Liporada/Rappler

Provincial bus terminals not to be closed on June 1

May 29, 2019 - 2:43 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority stands firm on its policy closing provincial bus terminals along EDSA, pending the Supreme Court decision on petitions filed against it

CLOSURE. Provincial bus terminals along EDSA faces an impending closure. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Another petition filed vs ‘oppressive, unfair’ EDSA provincial bus ban

May 27, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Albay Representative Joey Salceda, like AKO-Bicol before him, argues with the Supreme Court that the MMDA has no police or legislative power to implement this regulation

Edsa, Kamuning, Cubao in Quezon City on Friday, January 25, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA suspends provincial bus ban dry run

May 06, 2019 - 6:01 PM

But provincial buses are still not allowed to load and unload passengers along EDSA

SUSPENDED. MMDA temporarily suspends dry run of MMDA Regulation No. 2, which revoked the business permits of provincial bus terminals along EDSA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Chile accelerates transition to electric public transport

Jan 19, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Within the next few decades, Santiago's entire public transport system will become electric

A worker cleans an E12 electric bus in Santiago, on January 10, 2019. The government and the operating companies of Transantiago (Public Transport of Santiago) introduced the first 100 buses into service as part of a plan to renovate the 6,500 internal combustion buses currently circulating in the Chilean capital, which are responsible for almost 30% of pollution. With a park of 2.4 million vehicles that produce 80% of the toxic emissions in Santiago - one of the five most polluted South American capitals - the arrival of Chinese-made electric buses became an incipient respite for their burdened inhabitants.  CLAUDIO REYES / AFP

P2P buses to NAIA from Alabang and Laguna available by November 8

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The new routes to NAIA will have 4 stops: two in Muntinlupa and 2 in Sta Rosa, Laguna

POINT-TO-POINT. The South-NAIA P2P route by UBE Express will start operations on November 8. Photo from Ube Express Facebook page

Some Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna buses to be converted into city operations

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:20 PM

This would mean faster travel time for passengers, according to the Department of Transportation

Passengers cue for seats on provincial buses for the Holy Week break. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN CHARTS: Effects of driver-only car ban on EDSA

Sep 15, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The Metro Manila Council and MMDA enforced new traffic policies regulating provincial buses and driver-only cars in EDSA. Are these working?

50 dead as Indian bus plunges into valley

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:52 PM

The bus carrying 80 people was returning from the Hindu temple of Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy in the hilly southern state of Telangana when it skids off the road

BUS CRASH. Onlookers and rescuers gather around a bus that crashed in Jagtial district in India's southern Telangana state on September 11, 2018. Photo by AFP

You can now ride P2P buses from Araneta Cubao to NAIA

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:57 PM

A premium point-to-point bus route from Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City to Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now operational, only for P100

POINT-TO-POINT. UBE Express launched a point-to-point (P2P) bus from Araneta Center Cubao in Quezon City to NAIA in Pasay. Photo from Araneta Center's FB page

Metro Manila mayors eye higher fines for buses, illegal parking

Aug 24, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The higher fines for illegal parking and buses going out of the yellow lane are still subject to changes

HIGHER FINES. Illegally parked vehicles and buses going outside the yellow lane will be fined higher soon. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Buses will be exempted from number coding if...

Aug 24, 2018 - 3:33 PM

All buses – city or provincial – will be exempted from the number coding scheme if participation in the driver-only car ban reaches at least 50%

TRAFFIC. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen along EDSA during the off-High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) scheme hours. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

By August 15, no more provincial buses on EDSA during rush hours

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Provincial buses will not be allowed to ply EDSA on weekdays from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August 15. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

P2P buses not part of EDSA bus ban

Jul 08, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The ban only applies to regular provincial buses, says the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

PREMIUM BUS. Point-to-point buses are not covered of the provincial bus ban along EDSA. Photo by Alanis Banzon/Rappler

CA affirms LTFRB order requiring GPS for buses

Jul 08, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Court of Appeals denies a motion for reconsideration that sought to reverse the order mandating the installation of GPS devices in all public utility buses

INSTALL GPS. The Court of Appeals upholds the constitutionality of government orders requiring installation of GPS on public utility buses. Rappler file photo

Provincial bus ban on EDSA moved to August 1

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) The ban is from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, starting August 1

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

China's Baidu rolls out self-driving buses

Jul 04, 2018 - 6:24 PM

'2018 marks the first year of commercialisation for autonomous driving. From the mass production of Apolong, we can truly see that autonomous driving is making great strides – taking the industry from zero to one,' says CEO Robin Li

THE APOLONG. This file picture taken on June 13, 2018 shows an Apolong self-driving mini bus by King Long exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai. File photo by AFP.

IN PHOTOS: How new jeepneys, buses, tricycles could look like

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Prototypes of environment-friendly vehicles with safety features are showcased at an expo for the PUV modernization program

NEW MODELS. Automotive manufacturers showcase prototype models under the PUV modernization program. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

DOTr adding 22 point-to-point bus routes

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:10 PM

The new routes include Pasig (city proper)-Makati, Imus-Makati, Malolos-North EDSA, NAIA-Cubao, and more

FAST AND COMFORTABLE. The point-to-point buses promise faster travel time and a comfortable riding experience for bus commuters. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Peru bus crash death toll rises to 52

Jan 05, 2018 - 7:24 AM

Lima police chief Victor Rucoba says there are no more bodies to recover, and that the focus now shifts to investigating the accident and determining its causes

PERU'S BUS NIGHTMARE. Rescuers, police and firefighters work at the scene after a bus plunged the day before around 100 meters over a cliff when it collided with a truck on a coastal highway near Pasamayo, around 45 km north of Lima on January 3, 2018. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/ AFP

LIST: Provincial buses with free 42Mbps Smart WiFi

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Here's a list of buses and their routes that have been equipped with PLDT Smart Biz LTE that connects 45 mobile devices at speeds of up to 42Mbps.


PLDT to provide Wi-Fi to over 2,300 buses by end-2017

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:10 AM

PLDT says this will help bus operators comply with the government's plans to modernize the country's transport system

TECH UPGRADES. Over 2,000 buses nationwide will have Wi-Fi by the end of this year. Rappler file 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

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

GREENLIT WITH A PEN. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade and Interior Secretary Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy sign the Omnibus Franchising Guideline to begin the PUV Modernization Program. Photo by Rambo Talabong

Have you tried the P2P bus yet? It's still a better ride

Feb 11, 2017 - 9:30 AM

From only 3 routes in end 2015 the P2P service has since expanded its routes But for its continued success standards for operators must be maintained

PREMIUM BUSES. Two double decker point-to-point luxury buses are presented to media during the dry run in January 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 8, 2017

Jan 08, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Sunday

Blessing of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila. January 7, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Free rides on Jan 8-9 as P2P buses resume services

Jan 07, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Point to point buses are set to resume regular operations on Tuesday January 10

PREMIUM BUS. The two double decker point-to-point luxury buses about to start their route from SM North EDSA in Quezon City to Glorietta 5 in Makati City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

LTFRB explains suspension of P2P bus service

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:08 AM

LTFRB asks for the understanding of users of the bus service and assures them that it will be restored once Froelich complies with the requirements

NONSTOP SERVICE. The point-to-point buses aim to provide commuters with a comfortable and faster riding experience. Photo from LTFRB

LTFRB suspends point-to-point bus services

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:15 PM

UPDATED On Saturday January 7 P2P Premium Bus System says it will be giving free rides from January 8 to 9 before resuming regular operations on January 10

P2P BUSES. One of Froehlich Tours' point-to-point buses. Screen shot from Facebook.

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

Court of Appeals approves phaseout of 15-year-old buses

Jul 26, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The court upholds the constitutionality of two government orders mandating the phaseout of 15 year old buses citing public safety

PHASEOUT. The Court of Appeals upholds the constitutionality of government orders imposing an age limit on buses. Rappler file photo

Senate OKs bill requiring speed limiters in public buses

Jan 19, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Under Senate Bill 2999 speed limiters will be set at a maximum of 60 km h for buses plying EDSA and a maximum of 80 km h for buses plying expressways

MANDATORY. The Senate approves on third and final reading a bill requiring the installation of speed limiters on public buses. Rappler file photo

Provincial buses now banned from using EDSA underpasses

Sep 15, 2015 - 2:56 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the directive was issued to harmonize the traffic schemes currently being implemented on EDSA

BANNED FROM EDSA UNDERPASSES. Provincial buses will no longer be allowed to use underpasses of the 23.8-km thoroughfare. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

10 people you meet on a night trip bus

Sep 01, 2015 - 4:43 PM

Night trip buses tend to be filled with very interesting characters

City buses extend routes to NAIA terminal 3

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Around 55 city buses will ply from Roxas Boulevard to Circulo del Mundo in Pasay City

MORE MANAGEABLE. With the extension of bus routes to Terminal 3, MIAA expects waiting line for taxis at NAIA to become more manageable

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

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

EDSA express bus service extended until May

Apr 24, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Transportation officials extend the pilot run of the Express Connect service to see if passengers will patronize it

Photo by Joseph Albano

The bus system we should have

Apr 12, 2015 - 4:00 PM

We need to fix the current broken system not work around it

Photo by Joseph Albano

Buses, dormitories for CDO senior high school students

Apr 10, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Cagayan de Oro is one of the 10 cities that will pilot the implementation of the senior high school program in June 2015 a year ahead of other public schools in the country

NEW SCHOOL. Students of the new Tablon National High School welcome Mayor Oscar Moreno during the turnover of the 4-storey high school building, which has 18 classrooms. Tablon National High school was an annex of Agusan High School for 18 years. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

RORO bus firms to stop trips when storm signals raised

Apr 02, 2015 - 7:37 PM

No trips will resume until the Philippine Coast Guard says so Those who do not comply will be depth with severely says the LTFRB

File photo

Victory Liner buses suspended over deadly NLEX accident

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:44 PM

Sixteen buses of Victory Liner have been placed under suspension immediately for not more than 30 days while the LTFRB probes the incident

VICTORY LINER. Photo from Victory Liner website.

Southern provincial buses get 'window' to enter Manila

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Between 12 midnight and 4 am from Monday to Sunday buses from Southern Luzon Bicol and the Visayas can drop off and pick up passengers in their Metro Manila terminals

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