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Good news! The motorbike-hailing app is back.
Motorbike-hailing app Angkas has been granted regulatory permission to bring back its service under a probationary period of six months, starting June 8, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said May 10, Friday. The DOTr said the "pilot run" of Angkas will serve as ...
 
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Would you pay for a chopper ride if it meant skipping the gridlock on the streets?
If money weren’t an issue, we’d all be hopping on helicopters to take us from point A to point B, given the traffic situation in Metro Manila. But P6,900 for a three-minute chopper ride from Makati to Bonifacio Global City seems like ...
 
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Pasig City's bike sharing facility has eight stations located across Ortigas Center.
There have been proposals to solve the crippling traffic in Metro Manila: from building a subway system to banning “driver-only” cars along EDSA. Some think turning motorcycles into a legal mode of public transportation can help alleviate it, while others have long accepted that ...
 
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And will new DOLE guidelines vs. the boundary system change anything?
Motorists who keep abreast with the news would know that since 2012, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has been trying to implement a fixed-wage system for bus drivers.Why? To eliminate speeding and recklessness, which is a result of keeping up ...
 
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DOTr officials confirmed the news in an interview.
The long-delayed construction of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) extension from Metro Manila to Cavite province may finally start in April, according to the latest update of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).“This April, finally, what we call ‘actual works’ for ...
 
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Will the longer routes to Monumento and Lawton be enough to attract more commuters to the Philippines first landport?
As the first intermodal land transport terminal, the government wanted the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) to look and feel just like an airport: air-conditioned, with free Wi-Fi, retail outlets and dining options, and with video screens and multiple charging stations available.But commuters’ ...
 
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Letâs see how this plays out
Tired of the constant back and forth between Angkas and government traffic agencies? If yes, then you’ll be glad to know a new bill filed in the Philippine Senate could put an end to it once and for all.Senate Bill No. 2173, ...
 
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Congressmen have been filing bills for the regulation of motorcycles for hire for over a decade.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has resumed its crackdown of drivers of Angkas, the motorbike-hailing company, starting December 12, Wednesday.This comes after a rollercoaster year for Angkas. The LTFRB initially suspended the company’s operations in November 2017, but was ...
 
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Singapore’s NTUC Income starts selling insurance plan against price surge when it rains in the city-state
Commuters everywhere love the convenience offered by ride-sharing platforms but hate it when prices surge in response to spikes in demand or slumps in supply due to factors ranging from road accidents, rush hours or even bad weather. In response, a Singapore insurance ...
 
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A peek inside the soon-to-open Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx)
More than three years ago, the government signed a public-private partnership agreement with MWM Terminals Inc. to build and operate the Southwest Integrated Terminal Exchange (SWITEx), the country’s first intermodal land transport terminal. It will serve as the last stop and origin of ...
 
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Greater transparency among commitments made to regulators to win approval for merger with Uber
Grab passengers will be able to receive a clear and detailed breakdown of their fares by the end of the month, Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu said in a press conference August 10, Friday.Welcoming the Philippine Competition Commission’s (PCC) approval of ...
 
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G-Liner has faith in Filipino commuters.
Tomorrow, July 28, bus company G-Liner will start trials for an "honesty pay system," eliminating the need a conductor and installing only a cash box for passengers to drop in the correct fare.  Only one bus from their fleet will be used for the trial. The ...
 
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We tried booking a ride with the three TNCs that recently launched operations in the capital region
The series of announcements that at least three transport network companies (TNCs) have finally launched operations in Metro Manila in the last few months was greeted with happy excitement by ride-hailing commuters in the capital region. Since Uber ceased operation in the Philippines ...
 
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Here we highlight some of their reported achievements over the past year.
Last week, the DOTr posted a rather lengthy video narrating their accomplishments since the turnover to the administration of President Duterte and the DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, (or as they call him, the “equally-strong-willed businessman turned public servant”).The caption also reads, ...
 
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Is this possible?
Imagine a Philippines where every trip—no matter where the destination is or what mode of transport you prefer—can be reached via one app and a few taps of a screen. Convenient, safe, innovative and… impossible? Maybe so, but that isn't going to ...
 
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Fine, we're on Team Jeepney.
In a time of Yanny vs. Laurel, gold and white dress vs. blue and black dress, we introduce jeepney vs. mini-bus. Yesterday, June 18, 2018, in what the Department of Transportation marks as a “historic and momentous occasion,” the agency launched a fleet ...
 
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Once the inspiring symbol of the Filipino spirit, the jeepney is on its last ride out.
Get rid of the jeepneys.It’s a simple condition. If you want a corruption-free system, then stop handing out P500 to fixers for your driver’s license. If you want change, open your city up to the APEC leaders. And if you want a ...
 
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Key facts about the QC-Bulacan train line
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has officially started the construction of the MRT-7 project, which aims to connect Quezon City and Bulacan through a rapid train system.Around half of the project's construction will be along Commonwealth Avenue, since stations will be located ...
 
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So many people have an opinion, but few people have a ride home.
On Monday, August 14, transport network company (TNC) Uber Philippines received an order from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to "completely stop operations" for one month.On Tuesday morning, August 15, Uber filed a motion for reconsideration. Uber users briefly rejoiced. ...
 
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It manages to be both specific and vague at the same time.
Make no mistake about it, distracted driving is extremely dangerous, and any serious effort to curtail it is welcome. According to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), “[f]rom 2001 to 2006, traffic accidents caused by cell phone use while driving ...