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IRC gets original proponent status for Makati mass transport system

IRC Properties, Inc. secured original proponent status from the Makati government for its proposed $3.7-billion intra-city rail transport system.

IRC bags original proponent status for Makati mass transport system

IRC Properties, Inc. bagged original proponent status from the Makati government for its proposed $3.7-billion intra-city mass transport system within the city. In a disclosure...

New features added to Sakay.ph mobile application

SAKAY.PH is launching its redesigned mobile application to include the latest transportation developments and new features designed to make it easier for commuters to travel within Metro Manila.

Tan-led Infracorp eyes O&M partner for Skytrain

INFRACORP Development, Inc. is currently looking for an operations and maintenance (O&M) partner for its P3.5-billion Skytrain project, saying it is speaking with several firms from Austria, France, Japan and China.

Modern jeepneys approved for Pasay route

MODERNIZED public utility jeepneys (PUJs) will start hitting the road on a route within Pasay City on Monday, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.

Toyota to invest $1 billion in Grab

SINGAPORE — Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to invest $1 billion in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company’s ongoing financing round, which was launched after it bought the regional business of Uber Technologies, Inc.

World Bank reiterates Cebu BRT is viable

THE World Bank has reiterated its view that it considers the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project to be feasible, amid calls by the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to cancel the project in favor of a railway system.

LTFRB given power to set ride-sharing fares

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) has empowered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to regulate fares charged by transport network companies (TNCs) and transport network vehicle services (TNVS).

TNC Hirna on track for expansion beyond Davao

LOCAL transportation network company (TNC) Hirna Mobility Solutions, Inc. is set to expand its operations outside Davao, starting with Iligan City and Cagayan De Oro.

IRC proposes mass transport system in Makati

IRC Properties, Inc., now led by businessman Antonio L. Tiu, is seeking to build a mass transportation system within Makati City to address traffic congestion in the country’s central business district.

LFTRB reminds PUVs to give student discounts as school starts next...

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is reminding all public utility vehicles to give student discounts all-year round as classes resume next...

Construction of railway for Subic-Clark cargo train to start next year...

The government’s plan to build a cargo train railway connecting Subic to Clark is targeted to start next year, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno...

Singapore seeks clarification from Malaysia on high-speed rail link

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has requested clarification regarding Malaysia's position on a high-speed rail link between the two countries, a minister in the wealthy city-state...

Turning disruptions into opportunities

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero Oftentimes, disruption is negatively defined as a disturbance or a problem that interrupts an event, activity, or process. In this day...

Taxi drivers: the forgotten demographic

Taxi drivers do not get the same public support as TNVS drivers.

AGI unit bags original proponent status for Skytrain

THE infrastructure arm of tycoon Andrew L. Tan’s Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) bagged the original proponent status (OPS) for its proposed P3-billion monorail...

LRTA buys train driving simulator for LRT-2 operators

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) announced it had acquired a train driving simulator, a technology said to control risks and reduce accidents in...

DOTr, JICA agree on 43-month MRT rehab

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have finalized on Friday, May 11, the terms...

Chelsea opens Matnog-Allen route

CHELSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) announced Friday that its subsidiary, Starlite Ferries Inc., had opened a new route between Matnog, Sorsogon and Allen, Northen...

Ride-hailing firms rush into Philippine gridlock

A SLEW of ride-hailing ventures are taking to the gridlocked streets of Manila, undeterred by the market dominance of Grab now that it controls...

MiCab partners with Japanese firm for in-cab advertising

Taxi-hailing application MiCab announced it is partnering with Japanese advertising firm Hallohallo Business Inc. to launch MiAds, or mobile internet advertising, which it said...

Grab Philippines to launch new app interface, features in July

Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.ph, Inc.) is looking to launch in July new features in its ride-hailing mobile application. In a statement, the transportation network company (TNC)...

MiCab becomes fifth TNC to receive LTFRB accreditation

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has accredited MiCab Systems Corporation, a transportation network company (TNC) that will provide taxi-hailing services as...

A day in the life of Uber and Grab drivers

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltram, Special Features Writer Before becoming an Uber driver full-time, Ismael Mamaril Villanueva spent 30 years working for the government at the...

Consortium proposes bus terminal in Bulacan

PRIVATE consortium North Luzon Express Terminals Inc (NLET) has proposed to build a P5-billion integrated bus terminal in Bocaue, Bulacan to service provincial bus...

Consortium proposes integrated provincial bus terminal in Bocaue

Private consortium North Luzon Express Terminals Inc (NLET) has proposed an integrated bus terminal in Bocaue, Bulacan to service provincial bus riders in areas...

LTFRB: Uber operations until April 15

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said Uber Philippines (Uber Systems Inc)'s operations as a ride-sharing company or...

Grab Philippines: Uber app to continue working but with ‘limited functionality’

Uber users in the Philippines will still be able to book rides via mobile application as Grab Philippines announced that the Uber app will...

Helicopter ride-sharing service takes off in Manila

TECH START-UP Ascent has introduced its helicopter ride-sharing service in Manila, targeting both local and foreign businessmen who are looking for a way to...

Recto: DBM-led Pasig River transport revival won’t suffer same fate as...

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto on Thursday, April 5, expressed hopes that the rehabilitation plan of the Department of Budget and Management...

Five other startups that are solving Manila’s traffic

It's not just Uber and Grab.

LTFRB says 4 firms seek licenses for ride-share

ANOTHER ride-sharing company is seeking to apply for accreditation with the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Board Member Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada said that...

Duterte to host expo on mass transportation

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to lead opening rites today, April 3, for “Public Transport Modernization Expo: Modernong Sasakyan, Progresibong Bayan” — the...

Uber cedes Southeast Asia to rival Grab in latest pullout

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian operations to Grab, withdrawing from yet another fast-growing region to end a war of...

Philippines, Japan sign first tranche of loan deal for subway line

THE PHILIPPINE government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) inked on Friday, March 16, the first tranche of the loan agreement for the...

February vehicle sales decline on new excise tax regime

Automotive sales contracted in February, as the new tax regime that raised excise taxes on vehicles began to bite particularly the passenger car segment. Sales...

Audit of China-made trains almost complete, requires weighing test

THE independent auditor of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 trains bought from Chinese firm Dalian Locomotive said that a weighing test should be done, the...

Cruise tourist arrivals in the Philippines surge nearly 2000% in January

Cruise ship tourist arrivals skyrocketed by 1,953% to 9,156 passengers in January from only 446 in January of last year. The Department of Transportation (DoTr)...

Subway expected to reduce economic cost of traffic — JICA

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter CONSTRUCTION of the Philippines’ first subway line is expected to start later this year, with authorities hoping to...

Group of PHL conglomerates submits proposal for NAIA rehab

A group of the country’s seven biggest conglomerates submitted on Monday, Feb. 12, their unsolicited proposal to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to rehabilitate...

Senator calls out DoTr chief on better MRT service by end-Feb.

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATOR GRACE Poe-Llamanzares on Sunday said she expects better services in the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) by the end of...

Construction of LRT extension to Cavite possible by midyear

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo Reporter LIGHT RAIL Manila Corp. (LRMC) may start by midyear the construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT)-1 extension to Cavite. LRMC...

Ride-sharing quota for Metro Manila may rise

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it is considering an increase in the number of ride-sharing vehicles in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. In a...

Taguig terminal construction to start by 2nd half of 2018

CONSTRUCTION OF the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange (ITX) will start by the second half of the year, the government announced yesterday. The Department of Transportation...

15 key infrastructure projects being readied for 2018 launch

THE GOVERNMENT expects a pickup in infrastructure activity this year, with 15 big-ticket projects already in the pre-construction stage, the Finance department said. This adds...