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PH TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD BILL GETS HOUSE NOD

The House of Representatives ratified a bicameral conference committee report on a bill establishing the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB), which shall be the primary agency responsible for the impartial investigation of transportation-related accidents. During the plenary session, the chamber approved the final version that reconciles the disagreeing provisions of House Bill 9030 and Senate […]

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PNR BICOL PROJECT TO GENERATE JOBS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva called the country’s biggest railway project “a huge job generator” which should prompt the country’s schools to offer railway engineering and technology courses. Villanueva said the Philippine National Railways South Long Haul project (PNR Bicol) would require trained and skilled manpower to run and operate it. The government should start a national […]

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ILAGAN CITY TO BUILD ELECTRIC ROAD TRAIN — DIAZ

Ilagan City in Isabela province will soon fabricate the Department of Science Technology (DOST)-developed Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT), and use this as an alternative mode of transportation.In a virtual signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said it was Ilagan City Mayor Josemarie Diaz who expressed interest to […]

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DOT, DOTR SIGN PACT TO DEVELOP, UPGRADE AIRPORTS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the possibility of funding the development of several airports in the country by equipping them with night-rating capabilities. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the department, through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), is set to approve in […]

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DOTR TEST RUN FOR MOTORCYCLE TAXIS NEEDS DEBATE – MARCOS

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is putting thousands of commuters in danger and thousands of motorbike drivers out of work because It had imposed new limits for the extended test run of motorcycle taxis “without proper consultation or debate,” Senator Imee Marcos said. The DOTr has conducted a series of closed-door meetings since November on […]

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SENATE APPROVES TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD BILL – POE

The bill authored by Senator Grace Poe creating the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was approved on third and final reading at the Senate. “The NTSB is long overdue considering the transportation mishaps that have happened in the past that claimed innocent lives,” Poe said. “With thorough, timely and substantial investigation, we will be able […]

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NO FARE INCREASE ONCE EDSA BUS BAN STARTS – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has appealed to city bus operators not to charge additional fares once the provincial bus ban along Edsa is fully implemented. “Hindi po madodoble ang pamasahe kasi iiksi yung biyahe ng mga provincial buses. Mababawasan ang mga provincial buses at the same time the city buses are willing to shoulder the difference […]

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DOTr SHOULD ALLOW ANGKAS TO CONTINUE – CASTELO

Quezon City Representative Winnie Castelo has urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to allow Angkas to continue its operation for the sake of public interest. The Supreme Court recently issued a temporary restraining order against a Mandaluyong Court decision that banned authorities from apprehending drivers operating under motorcycle-hailing firm, Angkas. A mere DO can suffice […]

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MMDA TO REMOVE ALL EDSA PROVINCIAL BUS TERMINALS BY JANUARY – GARCIA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is seeking to remove all provincial bus terminals along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) by January next year, citing their contribution to the worsening traffic congestion along the highway. “May directive sa amin ang Pangulo that provincial bus terminals along Edsa be closed down. Remove anything that obstructs traffic […]

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SENATE APPROVES STUDENT FARE DISCOUNT BILL ON SECOND READING – ANGARA

The Senate bill that seeks to institutionalize the granting of a 20 percent fare discount to students is set to be approved on third and final reading. Senate Bill 1597, principally authored and sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, aims to institutionalize and expand the coverage of the student fare discount to include land, air, water […]