REICELENE JOY IGNACIO

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The Department of Transportation gave guarantees on Thursday that fares at the Metro Rail Transit-3 will not be increased until rail services have significantly improved. “Ang commitment po natin sa sektor ng riles ay hindi po tayo magtataas ng pasahe na hindi po nakakaramdam ang ating mga commuters ng improvement…

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THE global airline industry is experiencing “too much growth” and this would lead to difficult times ahead, a top official of Cebu Pacific warned. In an interview on Centre for Aviation TV, Cebu Pacific Chief Executive Adviser Michael Szucs said “the industry’s over-ordered, and we think there’s too much capacity.”…

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Fare increases for public utility and transportation-network vehicles (PUVs and TNVs) are unlikely to happen this month, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said on Tuesday. In a briefing at the headquarters of ride-hailing company Grab in Makati City, LTFRB Spokesman Aileen Lizada said the agency would probably…

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Despite being touted as a main beneficiary of revenues under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Act, the Philippine infrastructure sector may see project delays due to unresolved political risks and bureaucratic issues, think tank BMI Research said. Formally known as Republic Act 10963, Train lowered personal income…

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The inter-agency council on traffic (i-ACT) expanded its functions into apprehending smoke-belching vehicles starting Monday, January 8. i-ACT, which is led by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), consists of the Land Transportation Office (LTO); Highway Patrol Group (HPG); Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA); and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory…

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will ask the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to determine the fare increase that will be implemented in line with the tax reform law. “We will set the petitions for hearing then we will hear out the commuters’ group, and invite…

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The Department of Transportation will lead today the groundbreaking ceremony of the Southeast Metro Manila Expressway (SMME), the first phase of the Metro Manila Expressway (MME) Project. The 34.024-kilometer MME consists of three phases and has six lanes combined with elevated and at-grade expressway with two directional traffic flow that…

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METRO Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) said it would be spending P10 billion for toll road projects south of Metro Manila. “For [the] south, it’s about P10 billion, mostly for Calax (Cavite-Laguna Expressway) and C5 South Link,” MPTC Chief Finance Officer Christopher Lizo told reporters over the weekend. He said construction…

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Grab Philippines filed a petition with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday for a fare increase to sustain high operating costs brought by the implementation of the new Tax Reform Law. Grab said in its petition that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law…

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The Department of Transportation (DoTr) kicked off on Friday pre-construction activities to start the PNR North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR ) Project Phase 1. The NSCR is a 38-kilometer railway that will connect Tutuban, Manila to Malolos, Bulacan, and is expected to accommodate around 340,000 passengers daily once it starts operations…

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