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Get dibs on the best spot.
Bikes have been the biggest lifesavers of 2020, and communities are quickly adapting to the popular mode of transportation. Bike lanes have been installed in select areas and bike parking spaces have been set aside in a number of malls across the ...
 
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The project cost P1.6 billion.
Not that many of us will be heading to Subic anytime soon on account of COVID-19 and all, but some of you might be happy to hear that the Subic Freeport Expressway expansion (SFEX) project is now 50% complete.In a statement, the ...
 
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By 2021, your travel time from BGC to Ortigas could be drastically cut.
The 12-minute ride from Pasig to Taguig is going to happen sooner rather than later.Top Story: Who Are Manila's Most Prominent Families?Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar posted a picture from YouTuber Dimitri Valencia showing that the two ends of the BGC Ortigas ...
 
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It will divert 100,000 vehicles from EDSA.
It might not be as easy to notice if you drive past the construction areas on a daily basis, but a quick before-and-after gallery of Skyway Stage 3—courtesy of infrastructure buff Dimitri Valencia—will show that there’s been major progress. Look:We never thought ...
 
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If the schedule is followed, it could be partially operational by 2021.
Construction for the MRT-7 is going at full speed, notwithstanding the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. The train line will carry passengers from Quezon City to Caloocan, and Bulacan and is expected to spur business in those suburbs.The original proposal ...
 
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We take Jaguar's all-electric I-Pace out for a spin.
We were one of the first to try out the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace in the country, the brand’s first all-electric vehicle. When All British Cars, the exclusive distributor of Jaguar vehicles in the Philippines virtually unveiled the Jaguar I-PACE we asked for ...
 
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Is this a bad sign?
You know how everyone should be staying at home unless absolutely necessary because of COVID-19? Well, if we were to base whether or not this advice is being followed on the number of cars outside, it isn’t a good look for local ...
 
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The Metro Manila Subway is on its way.
Here's some hopeful news for the coming new year: According to the Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, the much-awaited subway will be partially operable by the last quarter of 2021, which is a little more than a year away."'Yung subway, tuloy ...
 
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Is this a good idea?
Last week, we questioned whether or not the concrete barriers lining EDSA—which have been involved in dozens of accidents since their implementation—are such a good idea. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) seems to think so, as the agency has decided to install thousands more along the country’s busiest ...
 
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The German brand’s first Gran Coupé in a 2 Series is a seriously fun drive.
The BMW 2 Series has the honor of being the first car that its distributor, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., unveiled in the country virtually. The four-door Gran Coupe was one of two new units the company introduced in a Zoom call ...
 
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Stay in your lane.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is making it clear: unauthorized cars cannot use EDSA’s inner-bus lane. No exemptions, whether you’re a behind the wheel of a government vehicle or, in this case, a supercar.A silver Ferrari 488 GTB was apprehended on ...
 
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TPLEX opens today, July 15.
Motorists can now enjoy a smooth ride to cities north of Metro Manila.The highly anticipated final phase of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) is finally open, marking the completion of the 89.21 km expressway project in Northern Luzon.TPLEX opens today, July 15, ...
 
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According to the government.
It’s only been a few weeks since the Department of Transportation (DOTr) began interim operations of the new busway system along EDSA, and it’s almost inevitable that there will be motorists caught violating this system every now and then.However, according to Inquirer, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recently ...
 
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And to La Union in two and a half.
The beach or the mountains? We can’t decide where we want to go first, as soon as we're allowed out of town.When the final segment of the 88.8-kilometer Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) opens on July 15, it’ll only be two and a half ...
 
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Will this work in the long run?
We finally have a good look at what the stations along EDSA’s inner bus lanes look like, and frankly, they appear rather nice.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) shared photos of completed bus stops along the EDSA Busway on social media, showing off ...
 
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Ready to make the shift?
Still reluctant to plaster an RFID onto your car? It looks like you might not have a choice in a few of months. San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has announced that all the tollways it operates will shift to cashless payments by January 2021.The shift will be ...
 
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Dispose of your garbage properly, please.
Last week, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) officially declared the start of the rainy season. In motoring speak, this translates to the following: “Brace yourselves—flood is coming.”Yes, it’s that time of year again, the season when rain is king—unless, of course, ...
 
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The motorcycle-taxi sector is looking for solutions.
With thousands of motorcycle-taxi riders wanting to provide transport and make a living amid the COVID-19 crisis, Angkas has showcased a new protective shield design that could help prevent virus transmission between rider and passenger.George Royeca, the company’s chief transport advocate, presented the design during the Samahang Plaridel media ...
 
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It's for a good cause, too.
Jeepney drivers, along with 7.3 million Filipinos, were found jobless amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to help displaced public utility jeepney drivers, the local government of Quezon City partnered with delivery service Lalamove to give them an alternative source of income during the quarantine. ...
 
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The NLEX Harbor Link opens on Monday, June 15.
After almost 90 days in quarantine at home, we’re all dreading the return of the notorious Manila traffic once the general community quarantine is lifted. Fortunately for those who travel from Quezon City to Manila, it looks like driving time will be ...
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