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Japan recommends $684-M railway system for Davao City

Apr 24, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The JICA-backed plan will traverse 15 kilometers across the city, with another 6.6 kilometers extension

Coming in 2018: LRT2's Masinag and Emerald stations

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Set to be completed in August 2018 the two additional stations are designed to accommodate 80 000 more passengers daily during the first 5 years of operations

Tokyo Metro: It's time to build a subway in PH

Feb 12, 2017 - 5:10 PM

But before the Philippines builds its first subway the operator of Tokyo s 9 subway lines says the country should fix the congested MRT3 first

1ST SUBWAY. The current administration says the subway PPP deal is being revisited. Graphics by Nina Martinez/Rappler

Duterte admin revives plan to build Metro Manila subway

Aug 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

This would have been the most expensive public private partnership PPP deal implemented under former president Benigno Aquino III s administration

1ST SUBWAY. The current administration says the subway PPP deal is being revisited because 'there is demand for the service.' Graphics by Nina Martinez/Rappler

Duterte admin to roll out stalled PPP deals by 2017 – NEDA chief

Jul 06, 2016 - 5:37 PM

This administration will not do what the last administration did Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says

INFRA BACKLOG. The Duterte administration will push forward public-private partnership (PPP) projects that stopped making progress under former President Benigno Aquino III's watch

Cable cars 'not the answer' for Metro Manila mass transit needs

Jun 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM

How feasible is the proposal of the incoming transportation chief to put up a cable car system?

SUBWAY IN THE SKY. The country's incoming transportation chief wants a cable car system in Makati, Pasig and Laguna

5 failed, shelved PPP projects under Aquino admin

May 29, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines public private partnership thrust faces a stern test Will the Duterte administration continue these stalled projects?

STERN TEST. Getting PPP projects from advertisements to the tarmac seems to take ages. Images from Wikipedia.org

PPP Center to next admin: Prioritize airports, trains, subway

Feb 11, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Decongesting Metro Manila and other urban areas should be the main goal says the PPP Center

CONTINUITY. PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao says airports, mass transit railways, and subway projects should be the focus of the next administration. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Makati-Pasay-Taguig subway auction targeted for next gov't

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:18 PM

The planned 20 kilometer subway is expected to ease road congestion in the cities of Makati Pasay and Taguig

AUCTION POSTPONED. DOTC initially targeted to auction off the PPP subway deal in the first half of the year; but according to its chief Jun Abaya but it still needs full feasibility study from JICA.

NEDA Board approves IT PPP project

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The P1 16 billion public private partnership deal will computerize the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry operations and make this available nationwide

FIRST IT. This is the first information technology project under the Philippines' public-private partnership thrust. Image from Shutterstock

Monorail to ease traffic in Baguio City – study

Jun 17, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The proposed monorail project would cost at least P1 4 billion and the Department of Science and Technology plans to start it in 2016

Gov’t pursuing Mega Manila subway line along EDSA

Jun 15, 2015 - 8:19 PM

‘I strongly believe that we cannot just rely on road expansion or increasing road capacity We need mass transit ’ DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson says

MRT is in trouble, is the bus system ready?

Apr 30, 2015 - 9:53 AM

Would you rather take the bus or the MRT? Why not improve both?

COMMUTE. Would you rather take the bus or the MRT? Why not improve both? MRT photo by Jose Del/Rappler, Bus photo by Joseph Albano/Rappler

Ayala Corporation finalizes post-Aquino investment plan

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:42 PM

The listed conglomerate is gearing up its commitment for major power and infrastructure projects before President Aquino steps down from office

Fate of 1st PH subway proposal known late March

Mar 04, 2015 - 5:52 PM

If approved by the NEDA Board the project will be up for bids by the second quarter of 2015 the PPP Center chief says

Light rail or subway?

Mar 03, 2015 - 4:06 PM

A light rail network is easier and cheaper than a subway system says Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s Chairman Manuel V Pangilinan

NEDA prefers ‘cheaper’ BGC route for subway project

Feb 19, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The government is set to shell out P20 billion more if it chooses 32nd Street in Bonifacio Global City as final subway stop

Poe on MRT, LRT fare hike: Why no heads-up?

Feb 02, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya says the fare hike proposal has been raised since 2011 but Senator Grace Poe questions the timing of the move

MRT WOES. During today’s hearing, Senator Grace Poe, Committee on Public Services chair, asks Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Abaya why the DOTC failed to mention during the 2015 General Appropriations Act hearing that there will be a fare hike after the holidays.

1st PH subway project awaits final green light

Jan 27, 2015 - 6:32 PM

If approved the Mass Transit System Loop project will be the biggest public private partnership under the Aquino administration

Mind the other train: Bigger funding for PNR proposed

Sep 04, 2014 - 4:27 PM

The trains that run the Tutuban Santa Rosa and Camarines Sur routes are getting 12 times less than what the MRT will receive in the proposed 2015 budget

Tree replacement for Cebu bus rapid transit ‘unacceptable’

Sep 02, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The project based on initial plans entails the cutting of 2 024 trees in Cebu City

EFFICIENT TRANSPORT. This bus rapid transit system in Peru shows how road-sharing can work in urban areas

Govt postpones EDSA rehab

Feb 06, 2013 - 8:15 PM

President Benigno Aquino III orders further study of the rehab plan

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DOTC extends LRT-MRT ticket system bid deadline

Feb 04, 2013 - 5:11 PM

Parties interested to bid for the P1 72 billion automatic fare collection system of the Light Rail Transit 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit 3 are given another month to submit their qualification documents

SYSTEM UPGRADE. The national government intends to upgrade the ticketing system of the MRT 3, LRT 1 and LRT 2 with contactless smart card-based technology. Photo obtained from the PPP Center website.

Track your travel: MRT app for you

Jul 18, 2012 - 1:16 PM

This smartphone app can help you commute faster around Manila