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LTFRB supports high-occupancy vehicle lane along EDSA

MANILA— The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) supports the proposed High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane to decongest traffic along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA). The HOV lane will help decongest EDSA, save on transportation costs, and minimize pollution through reducing carbon emissions, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said. “The essence of HOV is shared use …

LTO to start issuing license plates in March 2018

MANILA — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will start issuing license plates by March next year, assuring motorists it will proceed with the procurement in accordance with the law. In a statement Thursday, the LTO said it has issued a notice of award to the winning bidder in the procurement of license plates worth PHP978.8 million last …

MMDA to test ride sharing lane along EDSA

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is eyeing to implement the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane scheme along Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to further reduce vehicular volume. The proposal was agreed upon during a meeting of the agency’s policymaking body Metro Manila Council (MMC) comprising of Metro Manila mayors Tuesday according to MMDA …

Former AboitizPower exec is new LRT-1 operator President/CEO

MANILA — The operator of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), has appointed Juan Alfonso as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Alfonso, who previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of AboitizPower Corp. subsidiary Aseagas Corporation, replaced Rogelio Singson, who was reassigned as LRMC Board Director. Alfonso also …

DOTr, DPWH opens TPLEX Binalonan-Pozzorubio segment

MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) opened on Wednesday a segment of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) stretching from Binalonan to Pozzorubio, both in Pangasinan which will ensure ease of travel in the northern Luzon. This as the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has granted a Toll …

DOTr reiterates legality of arrest warrant vs. PISTON leader

MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday said the arrest warrant issued against militant transport group PISTON leader George San Mateo for leading a transport strike last February was based on legal grounds. The Quezon City (QC) Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 43 has issued the warrant against San Mateo Tuesday for violating Commonwealth Act …

DOTr: PISTON was consulted on PUVMP

MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has stressed that consultations were conducted with the militant transport group PISTON on the public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP). DOTr Assistant Secretary for Commuter Affairs Elvira Medina said Tuesday she spoke with PISTON National President George San Mateo and several of his members when they staged a protest …

CAAP sees 10% spike in air passenger traffic this holiday season

MANILA— The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has estimated a 10 percent increase in the number of passengers in airports nationwide during the Christmas season. This, as the national aviation authority launched “CAAP Balik Pasko 2017” to ensure safe and efficient operations of its 35 airports currently engaged in commercial operations from December 1, …

DOTr signs deals for LRT-1, PNR extension projects

MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) inked an agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation Friday for the procurement of new light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Light Rail Transit-Line 1 (LRT-1). DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade and Mitsubishi Corp. Senior Vice President Tetsuji Nakagawa signed the deal for the acquisition of 120 new LRVs for the rail line’s …

Despite rap, Dec. 4-5 transport strike to push through: PISTON prexy

MANILA — PISTON national president George San Mateo said Friday his organization of commuter jeepneys would go on with its planned transport strike on December 4 and 5 despite a case filed against him. “For us, this case will have no bearing on our planned strike. The strike will definitely push through,” San Mateo said in …

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