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The Commission on Human Rights reminds government agencies to consider the situations of people when implementing policies
‘Sinasakripisyo ba ho natin ang mga manggagawa? Hindi po. Lahat po tayo dito sa panahon na ito ay may tama, may inconvenience, may moments of discomfort,’ says the transportation secretary
'Dapat maramdaman nila ang hirap na pinagdadaanan ng mga commuter. They won't be able to plan well if they don't feel and understand the people's daily struggles,' says Senator Nancy Binay
A stranded passenger laments the 'social injustice' brought about by the reopening of businesses without the operation of jeepneys and buses
The Land Transportation Office says traffic enforces will fine drivers who fail to observe sanitary measures, physical distancing practices, and operate without special government-issued permits
LTFRB allows Angat-Quezon Avenue and Dasmariñas-PITX city bus routes to start operating on June 2, as mass transportation remains crippled due to DOTr policies
Philippine National Railways General Manager Junn Magno says 6 of the 8 trains are newly acquired from Indonesia
The resumption of P2P operations is in line with the start of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board reminds drivers, operators, and passengers to follow health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19
The Department of Transportation says the number of MRT3 train sets will be increased to 19 on Monday, June 1. But each train set will only be at 13% capacity due to physical distancing.
With countries across Latin America in lockdown, flight activity plummets 93% and revenue losses are estimated at $18 billion
More commuters are seen to shift to alternative modes of transportation, as the capacity of public transportation will be reduced come GCQ
The resumption of public transportation will be done in two phases
The plan will be a big help to overseas Filipino workers returning to hometowns in the Visayas and Mindanao
These buses will ply a dedicated lane in EDSA, says the transportation chief as the government prepares to reopen public transportation on June 1
(UPDATED) With the pandemic, the Department of Transportation finds a golden opportunity to push the controversial PUV modernization from the back burner
The Metro Manila Council suggests allowing taxis and TNVS, and letting private cars go out on coding day on the condition there are at least two passengers. These are still up for approval.
While governments are coming to the rescue of embattled airlines, the International Air Transport Association points out that $67 billion of the $123 billion committed so far would have to be repaid
'LGUs must avoid building bicycle infrastructures just for the sake of doing it. It is not enough to create bikeways by just laying down paint on the road.'
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III agrees that unemployment due to the pandemic could even rise to 10 million
The International Air Transport Association says airlines are working on developing procedures that would be safe and permit economically viable operations
If rail replacement activities are completed in September 2020, the Department of Transportation says the current 30 km/h speed of the MRT3 could be gradually increased to 60 km/h by December 2020
Sakay.ph is working with the Pasig City government to allow users to track buses and shuttles plying specific routes as they make their way through the city
Passengers are urged to keep a list of public transport taken in case they unknowingly come into close contact with a coronavirus case
'Companies should provide transportation to workers, but public transportation is really key to enable workers traverse major thoroughfares of Metro Manila,' says Kilusang Mayo Uno
LTFRB requires taxis and ride-hailing operators to implement cashless payment
The Department of Transportation tells local government units to craft ordinances that will encourage biking among their constituents
The government will provide bus and jeepney operators fuel subsidy worth 30% of their daily consumption
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The Light Rail Manila Corporation releases guidelines for the resumption of operations during the coronavirus pandemic
(UPDATED) The ban on elderly persons and pregnant women from using the MRT, LRT, and PNR would take effect when enhanced community quarantine is lifted in Metro Manila
The Land Transportation Office will not issue penalties for late registration of vehicles
'Eliminating the middle seat will raise costs. If that can be offset with higher fares, the era of affordable travel will come to an end,' warns the International Air Transport Association
To join the program, which is subject for approval of the government task force on the coronavirus outbreak, students will have to fill up a Google Form which will determine the number of students and destinations to be accommodated
Landing and take-off, and parking fees for domestic and international flights in CAAP airports are also deferred for a year, until March 2021
'This will plant the seeds for domestic tourism. This should seriously be considered,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade
'The industry is in free fall and we have not hit bottom,' warns the International Air Transport Association
The International Air Transport Association says the gap in cargo capacity 'must be addressed quickly because vital supplies must get to where they are needed most'
The International Air Transport Association expects airlines in the Middle East and North Africa to see their revenues slashed by $24.5 billion in 2020
The International Air Transport Association estimates that 25 million jobs are at stake worldwide
'Without urgent relief, many airlines will not survive to lead the economic recovery,' warns the International Air Transport Association
(UPDATED) Ex-Department of Transportation and Communications undersecretary Primitivo Cal dies at 76
The Department of Transportation says the 2GO ships would be able to serve 1,500 patients
The slump in February 2020 reflects 'collapsing domestic travel in China and sharply falling international demand to or from and within the Asia-Pacific region'
Overstaying cargo would be seized in favor of the government, under a proposed joint memorandum circular
The International Air Transport Association says 2020 revenues of Middle Eastern carriers are expected to drop by $19 billion or 39%
'Airlines are fighting for survival in every corner of the world,' says International Air Transport Association chief Alexandre de Juniac
The Department of Transportation takes down its post which thanks the coronavirus, apologizing to the public over the post that was supposed to 'provide an enlightening and awakening narrative into this pandemic'
The International Air Transport Association warns that 'airlines are fighting for survival' and 'millions of jobs are at stake'
Essential workers, or those who fall under the lockdown exemptions, have to secure special passes