transport infrastructure - updates

Rappler's latest stories on transport infrastructure


Traveling ASEAN: transport systems around Southeast Asia

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Buses trains tricycles tuk tuks: how do people get around in the 10 countries that make up ASEAN?

LOCAL TRANSPORT. Cars and tuk-tuk ride past a row of ASEAN member countries' flags in the Laos capital of Vientiane on July 23, 2016. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Plaridel Bypass Road ready by end-2017 or early 2018

Feb 23, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Construction is ongoing for Phase II of the Plaridel Bypass Road which will link Central Luzon provinces to the North Luzon Expressway cutting travel time by up to 50 minutes

ARTERIAL ROAD. The DPWH shows the progress on the construction of the Plaridel Bypass Road. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

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

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on transportation, infrastructure

Apr 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Improving mass transit and building more airports are among the various plans and projects of the 5 candidates for the presidency

IMPROVING TRANSPORT. Building more train lines and adding the necessary infrastructure are among the proposals of the presidential candidates. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Katipunan traffic: Viaduct, flyover construction coming – DPWH

Feb 08, 2016 - 4:08 PM

A viaduct from C 5 Road to Ateneo Gate 3 and a flyover from C 5 to CP Garcia at the University of the Philippines will be constructed to ease traffic along Katipunan

VIADUCT COMING. The Department of Public Works and Highways says a viaduct to ease the traffic along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City will be constructed in 2016. Changes in traffic flow is expected in the area. Photo of Katipunan Avenue from Wikicommons

Metro Manila traffic 'most critical problem' of next gov't

Jan 24, 2016 - 12:19 PM

With traffic costing the country P3 billion a day and forecasts of an uninhabitable Metro Manila in 5 years the search is on for a presidential candidate with a solution

GRIDLOCK. The 2015 Global Driver Satisfaction conducted by the navigation app Waze shows that the Philippines is among the countries with the worst driving experiences. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

What will stimulate PH economy until 2050?

Oct 01, 2015 - 2:19 PM

The Philippine economy can post an average growth of over 7 in the next 10 years – with quality workforce and an attractive investment climate

URBAN DECAY. Economic officials say infrastructure development in the Philippines is important to post an average GDP growth of 7% for the next 10 years. File photo

Sisi to unveil 'new Suez Canal' as Egypt makes history

Aug 06, 2015 - 10:04 AM

The waterway is a cornerstone for Abdel Fattah al Sisi to boost his regime s legitimacy after a deadly crackdown killed hundreds and jailed thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi

GLOBAL WATERWAY. A file photo dated December 14, 2004 showing a pilot boat guiding a ship through the Suez Canal as a man observes from the shore in Ismalia, Egypt. Mike Nelson/File/EPA

[Dash of SAS] Learned helplessness and coping with the MRT

Jul 23, 2015 - 1:10 PM

We can continue challenging our legislators to take public transportation every day until they show some empathy and listen until they stop ignoring the problem and address it

DOTC to bid out LRT6 project in Q3

May 06, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The Light Rail Transit line extension from Bacoor to Dasmariñas City Cavite is expected to be operational by 2021

ROLLOUT. The Transportation department hopes to secure final green light next month to start the auction of the Light Rail Transit Line 6 Project. Photo from the PPP Center

A trip for a cause

Jan 17, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Tripda hopes to ease traffic congestion during the papal visit through carpooling with rides offered or booked with a matching donation to students in need from the company

LRT, MRT on limited operations Dec 24 and 31

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:14 PM

These mass transit lines are on shortened operations during the eve of Christmas and New Year while MMDA suspends the number coding scheme for 13 days

Remember the Love Bus? Might be time to have it back

Nov 24, 2014 - 8:57 AM

Such a state owned bus system is missing in today’s metropolis

Egg-like structure near NAIA3 to give way to expressway

Nov 13, 2014 - 2:52 PM

The rotunda called Circulo del Mundo and Layag Islas sculpture within it – a P50 million MMDA beautification project – will be demolished to give way to the NAIA Expressway

Layag Islas sculpture near the NAIA Terminal 3. Image courtesy WikiMedia Commons

ITS-Southwest pre-bid requirements deadline moved to Sept 29

Sep 12, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Changes in the concession terms of the ITS Southwest Terminal project have prompted the government to move the deadline

INTEGRATED. The country's biggest conglomerates are likely to participate in a project integrating Metro Manila transportation. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

DOTC to postpone bidding for P2.5-B bus terminal

Jun 01, 2014 - 8:21 PM

The agency earlier revised the terms of the agreement for the public private partnership project

INTEGRATED. The country's biggest conglomerates are likely to participate in a project integrating Metro Manila transportation. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

DOTC: Gov't saved P3.35B in MRT bid

May 04, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Abaya says the decision to bid the project out instead of awarding the contract to Inekon through a negotiated bid resulted in government savings

Iloilo works towards recovery after Yolanda

Nov 09, 2013 - 1:38 PM

The entire province is expected to be declared under a state of calamity a day after super typhoon Yolanda

STATE OF CALAMITY. This map shows the towns placed under a state of calamity in Iloilo, but the whole province is expected to be put under the same status a day after typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Rappler

No provincial buses, AUVs in Edsa soon

Jul 18, 2013 - 7:18 PM

Three upcoming terminals are meant to dramatically improve traffic in Metro Manila especially in Edsa where most provincial buses have their current terminals

LESS CONGESTED. Metro Manila's choked roads will soon be eased by a plan to disallow provincial buses to enter the capital. Photo by AFP

Infrastructure: Brazil's major headache for World Cup

Jun 12, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Organizers have been struggling to complete the construction or renovation of the six host arenas with work plagued by repeated delays

(STILL) UNDER CONSTRUCTION. View of works outside the Mario Filho "Maracana" stadium, on May 31, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Vanderlei Almeida/AFP

PH targets P698-B infra spending by 2016

Feb 26, 2013 - 4:48 PM

Private sector investments are also urged but players cite challenges

Photo taken from PPP Center website

14 airports to have night operations soon - DBM

Dec 09, 2012 - 6:11 PM

The national government is investing close to P1 billion for a public private partnership project that will enable 14 airports to accommodate flights at night

Security equipment for 45 PH airports up for bidding

Mar 05, 2012 - 4:43 PM

The DOTC plans to beef up security screening for 45 airports serving commercial flights