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Rappler's latest stories on transport systems


FAST FACTS: State of Metro Manila’s public transport system

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:07 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo draws flak for denying the existence of a mass transportation crisis. Let’s take a look at the state of public mass transit systems in Metro Manila.

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

Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Responding to comments on Twitter, Musk says there will be an opening event that night and 'free rides for the public next day'

ELON MUSK AND THE HYPERLOOP. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP

LTFRB approves 4th ride-hailing company Go Lag

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Go Lag joins Hype and Hirna as the newest member of the transport network companies the LTFRB has accredited

NEW TNC. Go Lag joins the transport network companies accredited by LTFRB. Photo from Go Lag's Facebook page

LTFRB accredits ride-hailing companies Hype and Hirna

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) The accreditation of Hype Transport Systems Incorporated and Hirna Mobility Solutions Inc is valid for two years

ACCREDITATION. LTFRB signs transport network firm Hype's accreditation papers. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Are Philippine roads safer in 2017?

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Watch the interview with Transportation Assistant Secretary Arnulfo Fabillar on Thursday, December 7, at 7 pm

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tragic rides, drastic steps for the MRT

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:09 AM

The breakdown of the MRT system is a problem that needed solutions yesterday. We should demand they be delivered today.

Commuters share most horrible MRT experiences

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The daily glitches are no longer acceptable, say MRT commuters

The buried giant embodied in our trains

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:53 AM

'How many more limbs or arms should be injured for those in power to act on commuters’ safety?'

Smoke forces MRT-3 train to unload passengers

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:47 PM

A northbound train along MRT-3 offloads passengers after smoke was seen inside on one of its coaches

SMOKE. MRT Line 3 offloads passenger after one of the trains was seen emitting smoke. File photo

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

Let us go beyond #WeWantUberGrab

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:50 PM

What I support is a more comprehensive campaign that calls for better public transportation that benefits everyone – commuters and drivers alike

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

South, southwest bus terminals to be opened in 2018

Aug 28, 2016 - 11:05 PM

These terminals will be the end point for about 1 642 provincial buses currently entering Metro Manila daily effectively decongesting main thoroughfares

EDSA RELIEF. These terminals will be the end-point for about 1,642 provincial buses currently entering Metro Manila daily. Rappler file photo

In Cebu City, citizens reclaim the streets in road-sharing experiments

Mar 26, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Road sharing experiments have been done in the queen city of the south as Cebuanos hope to create a more livable city that gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists

SHARE THE ROAD. Supporters of the campaign want Philippine roads to be divided equally: one half for pedestrians, cyclists and joggers, the other half for motorized vehicles. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

People's project: How Ilonggos turned a road into a riverside park

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Iloilo City s Esplanade a linear park by the river was born out of the Ilonggo people s desire for a walk friendly road – and the government listened

RIVERSIDE PLAZA. A group of students hold a dance rehearsal at the entrance of the Iloilo Esplanade. All photos by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Ayala to start building ITS-South terminal by September

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Ayala Land s group signs 35 year concession agreement to build and operate Integrated Transport System South Terminal

INTEGRATED HUB. It was in November when Ayala bagged the project, after offering a lower annual grantor payment than rival Filinvest Land. Image from Department of Transportation and Communications

Government to pay contractor P1.8B for unmet obligations

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED But the PPP Center says the amount is not yet finalized

HOUNDED BY DELAYS. The group of Ayala and MPIC in 2014 bagged the P64.9-billion deal to extend LRT-1 from Baclaran to Bacoor, Cavite

Auction of Veterans Memorial transport hub in 2016

Nov 28, 2015 - 3:41 PM

In terms of project cost Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says ITS North will be a bit higher than the P4 billion 84 99 million ITS South Terminal PPP deal

THIRD ITS. The third integrated transport hub being implemented through PPP will be located inside the 55-hectare Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City

Ayala Land bags P4B ITS-South terminal project

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:38 AM

Under the 35 year concession agreement Ayala Land will operate and maintain a terminal for Manila bound commuters coming from Laguna and Batangas

Ayala Land posts P12.8-B net income Jan-Sept

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The company s priority is the continuous development of its integrated mixed use estates all over the country

Ayala Land offers better bid for P4B ITS-South terminal project

Aug 11, 2015 - 3:30 PM

The Philippine government says it wants the winning concessionaire to start the construction of the terminal in the second quarter of 2016

BETTER BID. Ayala Land offers better bid with a government subsidy lower than that sought by rival Filinvest Land

Filinvest, Ayala battle for P4B ITS-South terminal project

Jul 31, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Datem the consortium of Megawide and WM Property Management opts out of the bidding for the Integrated Transport System ITS South terminal Project

BATTLE BETWEEN DEVELOPERS. Only 2 of the 4 qualified bidders move forward to bid for the ITS-South Terminal deal. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Megawide quadruples spending budget for 2015

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Megawide has roughly P8 billion 177 31 million in cash earmarked for various identified public private partnership projects says its CFO Oliver Tan

5TH PPP. Megawide has bagged 5 of 10 awarded PPP deals since Aquino administration launched its flagship project in 2010. In the photo are the top executives of Megawide. Photo from Megawide Construction

MMDA postpones June 28 EDSA road-sharing exercise

Jun 26, 2015 - 4:12 PM

The MMDA releases an advisory saying the June 28 event is deferred due to an SM MOA fun run EDSA repairs administrative difficulties among other reasons

BIKING FOR A CAUSE. Bikers join the Share the Road movement's march to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014 to file a petition for government agencies to implement road-sharing. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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.'

Ayala Land's ARCA South phase 1 dev't 70% complete

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:36 AM

The P80 billion mixed use development will also benefit from two government roadway projects: the Intermodal Transport System and Skyway C5 C6 connector road

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May 12, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Watch the full rundown of today s top stories on Rappler s newscast The wRap

MRT is in trouble, is the bus system ready?

Apr 30, 2015 - 9:53 AM

Would you rather take the bus or the MRT? Why not improve both?

COMMUTE. Would you rather take the bus or the MRT? Why not improve both? MRT photo by Jose Del/Rappler, Bus photo by Joseph Albano/Rappler

Q&A with Improving Metro Manila transportation

Mar 08, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The team behind Sakay ph a web service that gives users directions for commuting around Metro Manila share recommendations on how to fix the public transport system

COMMUTING MADE EASIER. The team behind popular web service shares their recommendations on improving Metro Manila's transportation system. Alll photos courtesy of Philip Cheang

Fixing traffic: Jeeps eyed as feeders to bus routes

Mar 05, 2015 - 3:24 PM

The transport franchising agency seeks to get jeepneys out of main routes where they cause traffic while carrying less passengers than buses can

Bid deadline for P4-B South Terminal moved earlier to May

Feb 23, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Four bidders have been pre qualified for the integrated transport system terminal in Taguig City: Ayala Land Datem Filinvest Land and MWM Terminals

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

DOTC eyes Veterans Center as terminal site

Nov 19, 2014 - 12:06 PM

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center may turn into a transport hub for public utility vehicles coming from Northern Luzon

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

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

The Philippines and traffic jams

Sep 11, 2014 - 4:55 PM

At the end of it all I still wonder – both metaphorically and literally – where in the world was the traffic light?

Gov’t resets P2.5-B coastal bus terminal bidding

Sep 04, 2014 - 11:27 AM

It is better to extend the deadline to avoid costly bidding failures according to the Public Private Partnership Center

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

Grace Poe on good governance: 'Make it a norm'

Sep 03, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Our optimism helps us bounce back but our high tolerance for lousy service and corruption disables us from having foresight for what’s best for the country

5 firms eye P4B ITS-South Terminal project

Aug 30, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Interested bidders have until October 6 to submit their offers

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

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

Bidding for the P2.5-B southwest terminal project reextended

Jun 12, 2014 - 11:52 AM

DOTC again moves the deadline to August 30 allowing investors to review NEDA s revised bid terms

INTEGRATED. The country's biggest conglomerates are likely to participate in a project integrating Metro Manila transportation. File 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

'We'd be better off if everyone commutes'

May 26, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Better trains and more train passengers can help make Metro Manila a more attractive place to live in despite the hell commuters go through now

DOTC extends deadline of bids for southwest bus terminal

Apr 14, 2014 - 5:03 PM

The bus terminal is one of 3 terminals to be put up under the Integrated Transport System project a PPP

2 more firms eye southwest bus terminal project

Mar 05, 2014 - 4:54 PM

11 companies are now planning to bid for the PPP project

Bill promotes the use of bicycles among Filipinos

Mar 02, 2014 - 6:22 PM

A bill seeks to promote the use of bicycles as an alternative means of transport in the Philippines

‘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

SMC, Ayala, MPIC eye P2.5B terminal project

Feb 06, 2014 - 5:46 PM

The project deals with the creation of a Southwest terminal connecting passengers coming from Cavite to other transport systems in Metro Manila