MRTC - updates

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Jul 29, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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Aquino on MRT mess: 'Bad politics' to blame

Jul 28, 2015 - 1:39 PM

In his last State of the Nation Address President Aquino yet again blames political decisions for the deteriorating state of the MRT He said the same 5 years ago

CLAP TO STOP: Militant groups rally outside the MRT3 North Avenue station in Quezon City on Monday, January 5, against the recent implementation of the fare hike for the train systems in Metro Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Abad: GOCC dividends, Treasury gains to fund MRT3 buyout

May 12, 2015 - 1:03 PM

The government can also borrow money but with the the approval of the Office of the President if GOCC dividends and Treasury gains are not realized Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says

DOTC eyes borrowings to buy out MRT3

Feb 09, 2015 - 12:57 PM

The agency is scrambling for options to finance the buyout since the P56 B allocation is not included in the P2 6T 2015 national budget

Escudero grills DOTC: Why aren't you suing MRTC?

Sep 02, 2014 - 7:30 AM

DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya admits it s difficult to press charges since other government officials are members of the MRTC board

LONG LINES. Commuters will have to content with a 30-45 minute wait until late 2016. Rappler file photo

Gov't eyes compromise with MRTC for takeover of MRT 3

Aug 04, 2014 - 10:37 AM

But MPIC opposes the government takeover and revived its 300 million offer to expand MRT 3 operations

MRT 3 file photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Case dismissed: New MRT trains coming

Feb 24, 2014 - 4:14 PM

The Makati court says only the SC can stop infrastructure projects

OLD HABITS. A month-long test extending the operating hours of MRT 3 will determine if motorists can change old habits, and take the train instead of their cars. File photo by AFP

DOTC faces probe over delayed projects

Feb 22, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Senator Francis Chiz Escudero says the delays prolong the agony of Filipinos especially those who take mass transportation

DELAYED. A Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train is seen Manila on October 31, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Chinese firm says 'capable' to supply new MRT trains

Feb 17, 2014 - 7:37 PM

The company issues a statement after a shareholder of the MRT operator filed a case to stop the DOTC from pursuing the MRT capacity expansion project

MRT3 EXPANSION. Dalian Locomotive says it is capable – both in financial capacity and expertise – to supply the MRT3 upgrade. File Photo from AFP

Court stops DOTC's purchase of MRT trains

Feb 04, 2014 - 4:05 PM

The court says the purchase may be in violation of private owner Metro Rail Transit Corporation s build lease transfer contract with government

MRT EXPANSION SOON? A DOTC team has declared a Chinese firm 'fit' to proceed with the expansion of the MRT-3. File photo by AFP

Govt eyes to complete MRT-3 buyout by yearend

Sep 02, 2013 - 8:29 PM

The deal will cost around P55 billion says Transportation department chief Joseph Emilio Abaya

FULL CONTROL. The government eyes the completion of its takeover of MRT-3 from Metro Rail Transit Corp at the end of the year. File photo by AFP

DOTC extends contract of MRT-3 maintenance provider

Aug 02, 2013 - 7:49 PM

Transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya said the contract of PH Trams CB T was renewed for another two months until August 19 for a consideration of 2 3 million

Lessen traffic woes, join the app challenge

Jul 01, 2013 - 12:18 PM

The DOTC will hold a competition to make a new transit application to help Metro Manila motorists and commuters

THE NEXT BIG TRANSIT APP? The DOTC is looking to app developers for a new app to help motorists and commuters using its data. Screen shots from Waze, MMDA, and TrafficDito

New maintenance contractor for MRT-3 eyed

Oct 17, 2012 - 5:18 PM

Sumitomo s contract as MRT maintenance contractor expires on October 19 and the DOTC is looking for a replacement