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Soon, passengers of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) would be able to use the hybrid electric train (HET) made by engineers of the Department of Science of Technology (DOST). In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday, February 21, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the HET …

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has acceded to the request of Congress and the local city council of Quezon City to postpone the closure of the Tandang Sora interchange and flyover by one week.  “While we want the construction of the MRT-7 to proceed as fast as possible, the DOTr …

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Puerto Princesa PUVMP

With the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) serving as the government’s largest transformational initiative to-date, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has opened two new routes  for it in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The two new routes are Puerto Princesa City to El Nido via the North …

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Lapu-Lapu City PublicUtility Vehicle Modernization Program

As the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) continue to deliver world-class public transportation that is safe, convenient, environment-friendly, and dependable, new routes were launched in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu last Monday, February 18. Through the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the …

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United Grand Central Station

The United Grand Central Station (UGCS) is set to cater to more than 1 million passengers every single day once it becomes operational. During the contract signing for the design and build of ‘Area A,’ Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade claimed that the 13,700-sqm Common Station would be …

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Commuters using the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) may avail of free shuttle services, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Wednesday, February 6. In a statement, the DOTr said three buses from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have been offering free rides …

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Much as it understands the perspective of some lawmakers on the issue of motorcycle taxis operating as public transport, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) also seeks the public’s–and the solons’–understanding as its Technical Working Group (TWG) threshes out the numerous concerns involved in the proposal, foremost of which is commuter …

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Malasakit Help Desk

To assist hapless Filipinos as they travel using various modes of transport in the country, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through its attached agencies, is establishing what it calls as the DOTr Malasakit Help Desks (MHDs) in major transportation hubs throughout the country. A response to the continuing challenge of …

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Bus Terminal

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has directed public utility vehicle (PUV) operators to implement stricter security measures in terminals following the deadly twin blasts in Jolo, Sulu over the weekend. “The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board are directing all PUV operators …

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Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III asked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to make some improvements with some of its processes in the renewal of driver’s licenses. Specifically, the senator called the agency’s attention of its practice of having applicants take two pictures, which he had to undergo when he applied …

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PITX

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are opening 20 new Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) routes to improve the flow of traffic to and from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX). Under Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2019-005 that the LTFRB recently released, 10 …

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Heads of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) received some rebuking words from Senator Nancy Binay regarding the slow distribution of ‘Pantawid Pasada’ cards. The Senator highlighted that the distribution was moving at a snail’s pace, and this, along with the successive …

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eSakay e-jeepney

Solidifying a new era in public transport, a partnership between the national government, local government units, and the private sector has been formed to launch “a new developmental route” for e-jeepneys under the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). Together with the Land Transportation Franchising and …

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Angkas

On January 14, House Bill 8822 or ‘An Act Allowing the Use of Motorcycles as Public Utility Vehicles’ was filed by Rep. Ruffy Biazon of the Lone District of Muntinlupa at the House of Representatives which seeks to amend the provisions of Republic Act 4136 (RA 4136) or the Land …

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PITX

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has called for the immediate action of MWM Terminals, Inc., concessionaire of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), to comply with its Concession Agreement (CA) and implement recommended improvements for a more efficient operation of the country’s first ‘landport.’ In a letter dated December 18, …

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