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Power glitches affect MRT3 ops twice in one day

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:16 AM

(UPDATED) The MRT3 starts operations nearly 1 1/2 hours late, and later implements provisional service between Shaw to Taft Avenue stations, due to power failures

LONG LINES. Hundreds of MRT3 passengers stranded at the North Avenue station in EDSA, Quezon City on Monday, February 19, 2018, after a delay of operation by almost two hours due to line power supply failure. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

DOTr to review P350-billion NAIA rehabilitation proposal

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

The Department of Transportation expects to finish its evaluation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport proposal by top conglomerates in April

REHABILITATION. Passenger traffic to NAIA is expected to continue to grow significantly over the coming years and the existing runway configuration may be unable to accommodate the future flows. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

Down to 8 trains: How the MRT3 packs 260,000 commuters daily

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Working trains are now down to 8. When the unthinkable happens, 260,000 commuters pack themselves into 6 or 7 trains daily

LINE UP. Hundreds of commuters wait before embarking the MRT3 train at Taft Avenue Station. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

U-Hop operations suspended in Batangas

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Batangas City Councilor Oliver Macatangay says the city council suspended U-Hop operations as the operators have yet to secure Certificates of Public Convenience from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

LTFRB: Hatchbacks also allowed in Metro Cebu, Pampanga

Feb 15, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Hatchback units are allowed to operate under ride-hailing services only within a 3-year period according to the LTFRB

REGULATION. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III appeared at the Senate committee on public service hearing on February 15, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Germany eyes free transport to banish air pollution

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:39 AM

The proposal will be tested by 'the end of this year at the latest' in 5 cities across western Germany, including former capital Bonn and industrial cities Essen and Mannheim

PUBLIC TRANSPORT. A crowd forms as commuters get on and off a subway train under an electronic billboard in Berlin 31 January 2008. John Macdougall/AFP

Kuwait deployment ban, LTFRB on ride-hailing cap, Sharon Cuneta on Duterte | Evening wRap

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

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Senate approves bill seeking to abolish 'corrupt' Road Board

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Commission on Audit has found the agency misappropriated P90.7 billion in road user's tax

Motorcyle riders navigating along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City on Friday. The MMDA will strictly enforce motorcycle lane policy along EDSA, C-5, Macapagal Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue starting Nov 14 . MMDA data shows out of the 265 vehicular accidents daily in Metro Manila, 30 involve motorcycle riders. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA/RAPPLER

LTFRB raises ride-hailing vehicle cap to 66,750

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) The transport regulatory body also orders hatchback units to operate within Metro Manila only and should charge lower rates compared to sedans

London City Airport closed after WWII bomb found

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:10 AM

(UPDATED) The World War II-era ordnance is discovered in King George V Dock, close to the runway of London's most central airport, during planned works

CITY AIRPORT. In this file photo, British Airways airplanes taxi on the runway with the financial towers and office buildings of the City of London in background before taking off at London City Airport in London on October 27, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

MRT3 suffers almost daily breakdowns since start of 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 6:17 PM

A total of 33 incidents has been recorded from January 1 to February 9

LONG LINES. People line for hours to be able to alight the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 at the North Avenue Station. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LGUs can now set slower speed limits on local roads

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Cities and municipalities can pass ordinances that set speed limits lower than what a national law prescribes, because they know better the road situations in their areas

SPEED LIMITS. DOTr, in partnership with DPWH and DILG, launched Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2018-001 that mandates LGUs to set their own speed limits. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The 'skyrocketing' costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warns

BUSY TARMAC. Various commercial aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac at the Changi International airport in Singapore on October 31, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

QC police arrests Uber driver for allegedly harassing female rider

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Uber partner-driver Troy Silva is accused of harassing his sleeping female passenger

Quicker security screening now available for PAL passengers from U.S.

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Eligible passengers who are on Philippine Airlines flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York JFK, Honolulu, and Guam no longer have to remove their shoes, belts, and jackets at TSA checkpoints

BECOMING 5-STAR. PAL is currently rated as 3-star airline by London-based air transport rating organization Skytrax. Photo from PAL Corporate Communications

DOH on Dengvaxia deaths, Pimentel on Cha-Cha, LTFRB on new ride-hailing applications | Evening wRap

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:24 PM

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LTFRB will not process new franchise applications for ride-hailing services

Feb 02, 2018 - 2:07 PM

LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says the regulatory board will process applications submitted as of July 2017

PRIOTIZED. LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada said current active drivers will be prioritized during franchise applications.

Is the tax reform law the reason behind Region 2's PUV fare hikes?

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM

LTFRB Regional Director asserts transport providers have a stake in the blame for the negative reaction to the fare hike, as they had been undercharging passengers for more than 10 years

Add road safety education in DepEd elementary curriculum – LTO Region V

Feb 01, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'You can easily learn knowledge and skills but you cannot build a proper attitude overnight that's why we need to start in the elementary level,' says LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey

EDUCATION. LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey pushed for education of road safety to elementary students. Photo by Homer Rafael Refuerzo/Rappler

Tugade orders scrapping of new Skyway toll scheme

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'We cannot afford confusion on the road because that will surely result in congestion,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

SCRAP. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade asked the Toll Regulatory Board to scrap the new collection scheme in Skyway. Rappler File Photo

Trump calls for $1.5-trillion U.S. infrastructure plan

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:02 AM

US President Donald Trump calls for a $1.5 trillion investment plan to renew the country's creaking transport infrastructure, in his State of the Union address

BUSY HIGHWAY. A truck drives out of the city on Interstate 55 on January 25, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Current Grab drivers seek to be prioritized in permit application

Jan 30, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Department of Transportation says it will review the limit on the number of vehicles for ride-hailing apps

TNVS. Grab Philippines Head Brian Cu urged LTFRB to increase the common supply base for Transport Network Vehicle Services in a press conference on January 30, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DOTr apologizes for MRT3 train smoke incident

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:42 PM

'Fault analysis is ongoing, and in the interest of accuracy and transparency, DOTr has directed MRT-3 Management to release to the public their technical findings at the soonest possible time,' the department says

DOTR APOLOGIZES. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) apologizes for Friday's incident at the MRT3 line. Screenshots from @iamludo and @tamomond/Twitter

California wants 5 million 'green' cars on roads by 2030

Jan 27, 2018 - 1:15 PM

The $2.5 billion, 8-year plan also involves the installation of 250,000 electric vehicle charging stations and 200 hydrogen fueling stations by 2025

LTFRB to accept applications for ride-hailing services again

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:47 PM

The board will be implementing a new process of application for Transport Network Vehicle Services permits or those who want to drive for Grab or Uber

OPEN. The LTFRB will start accepting applications for ride-hailing services again on February 5. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MRT emits smoke – again

Jan 26, 2018 - 4:04 PM

The Department of Transportation has recorded 25 glitches and other service interruptions on the EDSA line since 2018 started

3 dead as packed Italy commuter train derails

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:02 PM

(UPDATED) The regional train was enroute from the town of Cremona to the center of Italy's economic capital

DERAILED. Italian rescuers, police and firefighters work on the site of a train derailment, on January 25, 2018 near Milan. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP

Uber Philippines seeks fare hike, citing tax reform law

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) From the current P5.70 fare per kilometer for UberX, the ride-hailing service firm proposes to increase it to P9 to P12, depending on the time of the day

FARE HIKE PETITION. Under the petition, proposed fare per kilometer for UberX will increase to P9-P12, depending on the time of the day, from the current P5.70

Should LGUs regulate habal-habal, motorcycle ride-sharing apps?

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:21 PM

A technical working group is formed to deliberate on possible amendments to the law to make way for the services provided by apps like Angkas and GrabBike

ANGKAS. Services of apps like Angkas and GrabBike have been suspended because laws to regulate the use of motorcycles for hire are not yet in place. File photo

Senate panel seeks Divina disbarment, Dela Rosa on body cameras, Licuanan on resignation| Evening wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Uson returns award, SC lifts TRO on license plates, China and Benham Rise | Midday wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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SC says LTO can release 700,000 license plates

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:35 PM

(UPDATED) Grace Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services, says the 700,000 license plates freed up for distribution 'will hardly make a dent on the demand'

DELAYED PLATES. A photo of one of the 11 container of license plates held at the Manila International Container Port. File photo from Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' ops sweep off dilapidated jeepneys

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas to give free rides to affected commuters

'LIBRENG SAKAY'. Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road for affected commuters on 'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' operations. Photo from Keb Cuevas/Rappler

'Hindi makatarungan': Grab, Uber drivers slam LTFRB for limiting cars

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:15 PM

'Papatayin ninyo ang hanapbuhay ng mga Pilipino,' says TeamSpeed, a group of Grab and Uber drivers

AFFECTED UBER DRIVER. A group of Grab and Uber drivers wants the LTFRB to reconsider their order capping cars driving for ride-hailing applications. File photo by Raisa Serafica

Mayon Volcano eruption, Sanofi on Dengvaxia victims, Poe on LTFRB circular | Evening wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:18 PM

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Poe to LTFRB: 'Explain the math' behind cap on ride-hailing vehicles

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Units registered under Grab Philippines and Uber are around 125,000, exceeding the cap two times over

EXPLAIN. Senator Grace Poe asks the LTFRB to explain the cap on cars under transport network vehicle service. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada steps down

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Aileen Lizada remains to be part of the Board Member of the regulatory board

STEPPED DOWN. LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada stepped down as the regulatory board's spokesperson. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

LTFRB limits cars under ride-hailing apps to 45,700

Jan 18, 2018 - 6:07 PM

LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada says Grab has around 55,000 units, while Uber has around 70,000

CAPPED. LTFRB sets a limit to the number of TNVS drivers. File photo by Rambo Talabong/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

New German consultant tapped to assess 48 unused MRT3 cars

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:35 PM

If the 48 light rail vehicles are cleared to run, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 can operate 20 trains, with 4 cars each

NEW CONSULTANT. An MRT3 prototype train car being inspected on September 8, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Drilon on Charter Change, Bongbong Marcos on 2019 elections, Veloso’s birthday message | Evening wRap

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:52 PM

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DOTr promises better MRT3 services by 2nd quarter of 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 2:39 PM

The MRT3 management says there will be no increase in fares due to the tax reform law until the railway system's services have been improved

BRIEFING. The DOTr holds a press briefing on the status of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 on January 10. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

No fare hike due to new taxes until March – LTFRB

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says it will consult with the National Economic and Development Authority on a 'justifiable' fare increase

Authorities flag down smoke-belching, dilapidated vehicles

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The owners or drivers of these vehicles are given 24 hours to appear before the Land Transportation Office, where roadworthiness tests will be conducted

Transforming universities into sustainable campuses, one pedal at a time

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Here are some points to consider on how university campuses can achieve sustainable mobility culture

Malacanang on foreign trips, Grab fare increase, Trump slams book | Evening wRap

Jan 05, 2018 - 8:33 PM

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Fare hike? Uber to gauge impact of new taxes first

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Uber Philippines says it will take a 'holistic approach' and consider various factors before it files its fare hike petition

Traffic along Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong on August 15, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Grab files petition for 5% fare hike

Jan 05, 2018 - 3:09 PM

In its fare hike petition before the LTFRB, Grab cites the increased cost of vehicle maintenance and higher fuel prices with the imposition of a new tax reform law

HEADQUARTERS. Grab says the TRAIN law increases expenses for the thousands of drivers under them. Rappler file photo

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

Dengvaxia sale suspended, Marina chief fired, Trump slams Bannon | Evening wRap

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:50 PM

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