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DOTr pushes for truck modernization program

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Aside from the jeepney modernization program, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is also pushing for the truck modernization program.

According to the DOTr, fatal road accidents will be reduced if trucks plying the metro will use advanced safety technology.

In line with this, DOTr ASec. Mark de Leon led the inspection of several truck units that are using active brake assist safety feature. — UNTV News & Rescue

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LOOK: DOTr shows Metro Manila Subway station mock-up

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, 4 March 2019 02:12 PM

Mock-ups of the highly anticipated Metro Manila Subway project | Photo credit: DOTr

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released on Monday several photos showing the mock-up station models of the Metro Manila Subway project.

The DOTr said these models will serve as prototype of the first ever underground rail line in the Philippines.

The Metro Manila Subway project finally broke ground on February 27 after some delays due to conflict of schedules with Japanese officials.

DOTr aims to have the first three stations of the Metro Manila Subway – Quirino Highway, Tandang Sora and North Avenue – partially operational in 2022 and the remaining stations fully operational by 2025.

It will be connected to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 1 and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line 3 and 7 through four common stations. Subway stations will also be accessible to land-based public transportation utilities such as bus, taxi and jeepneys.

Overall, the multi-billion peso Subway System will have fifteen (15) stations from Quirino Highway to FTI and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 in Pasay City.

With the speed of 80 kilometers per hour, the travel time from Quezon City to NAIA terminal 3 will only take around 30 minutes.

“When we announced that we are doing the Subway, many sectors did not believe. Sabi nila, ‘Subway station? Drawing lang ‘yan. Hindi totoo ‘yan.’ Sa mga nagduda, ang Subway Station po ay totoo. Ito ang magbibigay sa ating mga Pilipino ng comfortable life,” DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said.

The Metro Manila Subway System project outlines a program toward 2030 for sustainable development for Central Luzon, Calabarzon and National Capital Regions that would require P2.61 trillion in investment.

As the construction for the country’s first underground railway system begins, the DOTr appealed for public’s understanding as this would definitely cause heavy traffic. – Robie de Guzman

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DOTr to LTFRB: Intensify crackdown vs. Angkas drivers

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has tasked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to intensify its campaign against motorcycle-ride hailing app, Angkas drivers who continue to operate.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the transportation department has followed the injuction released by the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court in favor of Angkas in the past, so now, the secretary insisted that Angkas must follow the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court, which is based on the decision of the Mandaluyong RTC.

The secretary said that the department will enforce the law against colorum bikers. — UNTV News & Rescue

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P2P bus routes reach 35

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, 6 December 2018 04:18 PM

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MANILA, Philippines — The number of routes traversed by premium Point-to-Point (P2P) buses has reached 35 in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said there were initially only two routes in 2016, but has expanded its trips to cover Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Bulacan, Pangasinan, Zambales, and Pampanga.

New five other routes are set to open soon. — UNTV News & Rescue

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