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LIST: P2P bus routes starting June 1

May 31, 2020 - 11:01 PM

The resumption of P2P operations is in line with the start of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila

POINT-TO-POINT. With guaranteed seats and departure schedules, the P2P service offers a more convenient ride to passengers. Photo by Cathrine Gonzales/Rappler

[OPINION] Getting envious of other countries' mass transport systems

Jan 17, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Have you ever commuted abroad and wished buses and trains were as efficient in Manila?

Biazon berates transport officials: ‘Be sensitive when people feel there is a crisis’

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon laments the denial of a mass transportation crisis in Metro Manila, when the plight of the daily commuter shows otherwise

STRANDED. Commuters wait for their ride at Mendiola in Manila on October 4, 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Rapid transit key in fight against climate change – study

Oct 11, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Cities – home to more than half of humanity – account for nearly 3 4 of all heat trapping greenhouse gases

A picture taken on February 21, 2013, shows a metro train driving in the 15th district of Paris. Jacques Demarthon/File/AFP

Abu Sayyaf, MMShakedrill, Manila-Clark railway | 12PM wRap

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:10 PM

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We need to 'idiot proof' our roads – business group

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:20 PM

A short term traffic solution is to appoint a traffic czar devoted to fixing road congestion the Management Association of the Philippines says

Finding no respite from traffic and the crowds

Aug 07, 2015 - 1:38 PM

Traffic plunges us into constant crowdedness We arrive at a state of sublimated frustration the Philippine Republic of collective waiting

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Jun 18, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Duterte on MRT, LRT: Gov’t ‘so insensitive’ to commuters

Jun 15, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Davao City is studying the feasibility of a train system that will transport up to 20 000 passengers every hour The mayor promises it won t be like Metro Manila s trains

COMMUTER WOES. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte promises Davao's train operations will be different from Metro Manila's MRT and LRT, where workers 'come to work late and tired because of the jostling to get a ride.'

In transit: Metro systems around the world

May 14, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Get from Point A to Point B and beyond with efficiency and ease with some of the world’s most notable metro systems

Shorter MRT3 hours this weekend

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:14 PM

UPDATED It is set to undergo rail replacement as part of efforts to address one cause of its frequent glitches

REPAIR WORK. Sectional rail replacement (pre-welding) activity between Taft & Magallanes Stations of the MRT3 on February 24, 2015.

DOTC open to MRT, LRT fare-setting body

Feb 03, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The Senate public services subcommittee on transport is studying the creation of a rate setting agency for Metro Manila s mass transport rail systems

CLAP TO STOP: Militant groups rally outside the MRT3 North Avenue station in Quezon City on Monday, January 5, against the recent implementation of the fare hike for the train systems in Metro Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Are MRT/LRT riders ‘freeloaders’ or ‘parasites’?

Jan 16, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Workers across the country produce enough wealth to improve public transport in Metro Manila and public services in the provinces – but much of this wealth is being grabbed by the country’s elites not by workers

Fix the train wrecks!

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:30 AM

If their best is not good enough is there someone out there who can do the job better?

#AnimatED: Our collective guilt over Metro Manila traffic

Oct 13, 2014 - 6:00 AM

We have not moved this infrastructure problem beyond our dining table conversations or daily litanies from our cars to collectively address the problem

11 things you may not know about electric vehicles

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:27 PM

The Philippines is Asia s next best thing in the electric vehicle industry Here s a list of little known facts about EVs

Going beyond the #MRTChallenge

Aug 31, 2014 - 7:00 PM

It is not just an online gimmick which aspiring politicians can hijack to boost their appeal It is an opportunity for government officials to do their job well

MRT3 safe? Abaya says he’ll ride to prove it

Aug 21, 2014 - 8:31 AM

To show that the train line is still safe DOTC chief Jun Abaya says he’s committed to riding the MRT3 Will other public officials promise the same?

SAFE? DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya (in white) at the site of the MRT3 derailing at the Taft station. File photo by Rappler

DOTC: Cases to be filed vs MRT3 personnel for 'gross neglect'

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:38 PM

UPDATED The train drivers and control center personnel who allegedly failed to follow safety procedures will face administrative cases says DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya

LIABILITY? DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says MRt3 train drivers and personnel will face administrative charges over the derailing of an MRT3 train on August 13. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

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

Senate panel: Extend PNR, improve service

May 06, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Senators call for the 25 year extension of the PNR after the agency promised reforms including the improvement of services and assets

LONGER HOURS. The Philippine National Railways is extending operating hours to service more commuters. Photo from PNR's Facebook Page

MRT and the violence of our mass transport system

Apr 14, 2014 - 7:23 AM

One can tell how a country’s rulers treat its people just by looking at the trains they build for them

UP 'Ikot' drivers wary of campus monorail project

Nov 26, 2012 - 6:56 AM

UP Diliman s jeepney drivers try to deal with change as a monorail is built inside the campus

DRIVERS ARE SCARED. How will the UP monorail project affect the UP Ikot jeepney drivers? All photos by Alcuin Papa

Visayan solons back P10 MRT fare hike

Oct 25, 2012 - 1:58 PM

Rural areas stand to gain from the government s move to reduce subsidies for the Metro Rail Transit 3 MRT 3 and impose a P10 fare hike in 2013 Visayan solons said Thursday October 25

A Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train is seen Manila on October 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS