House committee on transportation - updates

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LIVE: House briefing on PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:02 AM

Watch the briefing live on Rappler on Thursday, October 19

House panel approves bill requiring car seats for kids

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the proposed measure, owners of private vehicles should secure children in a child restraint system while in transit on any road, street, or highway

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing following the confusion over the new law

House approves bill on 5-year driver's license

May 22, 2017 - 7:52 PM

The bill extending the validity of driver’s license to 5 years is one step closer to getting passed into law The Senate version was approved earlier

APPROVED. The House oks the bill extending the driver's license validity to 5 years. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte allies in the House go on a nautical highway expedition as soon as Congress goes on break They don t bring along a colleague who would have provided some valuable insight

OUT AT SEA. Lawmakers pose for a photo while aboard a vessel during the Western and Eastern Nautical Highway Expedition. All photo from the House of Representatives

Alvarez grills DOTr over ‘ambitious’ MRT-LRT common station

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:26 PM

A visibly peeved Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells DOTr officials they must pay for the penalties out of their own pockets should they fail to complete the common station by 2019

GRILLING DOTR. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez attends the hearing of the committee on transportation, which is chaired by Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez grills DOTr officials during hearing on MRT-LRT common station

Jan 25, 2017 - 6:35 PM

UPDATED Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he prefers the original plan for the common station conceptualized in 2009

GRILLING. House leaders questioned the P2.8 billion memorandum of agreement between the DOTr and private firms for the development of the MRT-LRT common station. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Lawmaker grills LTO over driver’s license cards contract

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:25 PM

LTO chief Edgar Galvante says the agency is entering a separate contract for cards valid up to 5 years because they are adding a security feature to the current ones

ADDED GOV'T COST? Tarlac 3rd District Representative Noel Villanueva disagrees with the LTO having two contracts for driver's license cards. Photo of Villanueva from his Facebook page

House panel approves bill on emergency powers vs traffic

Jan 18, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Under HB 4334 the DOTr secretary would hold the emergency powers to address traffic in Metro Manila Metro Cebu and Davao City for 3 years

TRAFFIC WOES. Will HB 4334 finally be the answer to the perennial traffic problem in the country? Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Emergency powers to keep Cebu traffic from reaching NCR levels

Oct 08, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Even if the traffic here is still not as bad as Metro Manila we will still push for emergency powers to stop Cebu from getting to that level says Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento

House panel approves bill on stiffer penalties for drunk, drugged driving

Sep 27, 2016 - 6:50 PM

If passed into law the measure would impose a longer imprisonment period and higher fines

STIFFER SANCTIONS. Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is unlawful in the Philippines.

Duterte does not need emergency powers to address traffic – lawmaker

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte might be requesting for emergency powers just to get blanket authority over the traffic problem

ADDRESSING TRAFFIC. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque doubts the need to grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address traffic. Photo of Roque from his office, photo of Duterte by King Rodriguez/PPD

Tugade clarifies: Traffic problem a 'state of chaos, not a state of mind'

Sep 15, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade also suggests moving some government offices and factories outside Metro Manila to decongest traffic

'STATE OF CHAOS.' Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (middle) faces the House Committee on Transportation on September 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmakers to GrabBike: Cease 'illegal' operations

Feb 03, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Grab says while it will comply once it receives the order it also wants to work with transport authorities to craft regulations specifically for the motorcycle service

TWO-WHEEL BATTLE. The LTFRB orders the suspension of the GrabBike service because there are currently no guidelines regulating the ride-hailing service. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Proof of parking bill, useful in emergencies, too – lawmaker

Sep 24, 2015 - 10:27 AM

The bill intends to put side streets as part of the metro s disaster preparedness program says Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian

CONGESTION. Commuters stranded in traffic along Commonwealth Avenue during rush hour. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

House panel scolds transport agencies for not improving services

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:03 PM

DOTC LTO LTFRB LRT MRT officials have until August 12 to submit reports on how they have improved their services or their budgets for 2016 are in peril