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The barriers required by the national government’s lockdown implementers raise serious concerns for their safety and effectiveness in containing the coronavirus
MRT3 advises passengers who had direct contact with ticket sellers in the 4 stations and during specific shifts, to undergo home quarantine and observe their condition
Of the MRT3 workers who became infected, 166 are train depot personnel and the remaining 6 are station personnel
PRESS RELEASE: The agency aims to further strengthen the digitalization efforts of the Department of Transportation in line with minimizing human intervention in various transactions
(UPDATED) The International Air Transport Association urges governments to 'implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival,' warning of the policy's impact on the aviation industry
Ano ang ginagawa ng gobyerno para tugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga jeepney driver sa panahon ng pandemya?
Quarantine 'tributes' pool their resources to help jeepney drivers affected by the coronavirus crisis
The last to resume operations among mass transport options, only 6,002 out of estimated 55,000 jeepneys are allowed to ply Metro Manila roads so far
Rail replacement, in effect, will gradually increase train speed to 60 kilometers per hour and interval between trains to 3.5 minutes
'Parang pinapaboran na naman natin dito iyong mga mayayaman.... Paano iyong mga naghikahos na hinulugan iyong kanilang mga jeep?' says Vice President Leni Robredo
More jeepney routes will be opened within the week, while UV Express units will be allowed to operate before the end of June, adds the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board
Victory Liner – one of the Philippines' largest bus companies – had to let go of 400 employees because of financial losses due to the months-long coronavirus lockdown
The drop in air traffic due to coronavirus lockdowns is translating into a reduction in pollution, and the industry doesn't expect to recover fully before 2023
Operations will resume on June 22
'It doesn't have to be this way. I'm sure we can all agree on a set of clear, systematic, and non-redundant guidelines. We owe it to our kababayans,' says Ako Bicol Representative Elizaldy Co
The International Air Transport Association notes that while state aid is 'helping to keep the industry afloat...the next challenge will be preventing airlines from sinking under the burden of debt'
'Sometimes it is so difficult if there is a national policy that does not seem to consider reality on the ground and what the people need,' says Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia
'The losses this year will be the biggest in aviation history.... There is no comparison for the dimension of this crisis,' says International Air Transport Association chief Alexandre de Juniac
It's still unsure when most jeepney drivers can go back on the road. Here are ways you can help them and the 6 drivers who were arrested while holding a protest calling for the resumption of their operations.
'Today was supposed to be my first day back at work. I woke up really early to try my luck, to no avail. No PUVs, PUJs, taxis, TNVS, nor any government-operated vehicles were in sight.'
The Commission on Human Rights reminds government agencies to consider the situations of people when implementing policies
‘Sinasakripisyo ba ho natin ang mga manggagawa? Hindi po. Lahat po tayo dito sa panahon na ito ay may tama, may inconvenience, may moments of discomfort,’ says the transportation secretary
'Dapat maramdaman nila ang hirap na pinagdadaanan ng mga commuter. They won't be able to plan well if they don't feel and understand the people's daily struggles,' says Senator Nancy Binay
A stranded passenger laments the 'social injustice' brought about by the reopening of businesses without the operation of jeepneys and buses
The Land Transportation Office says traffic enforces will fine drivers who fail to observe sanitary measures, physical distancing practices, and operate without special government-issued permits
LTFRB allows Angat-Quezon Avenue and Dasmariñas-PITX city bus routes to start operating on June 2, as mass transportation remains crippled due to DOTr policies
Philippine National Railways General Manager Junn Magno says 6 of the 8 trains are newly acquired from Indonesia
The resumption of P2P operations is in line with the start of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board reminds drivers, operators, and passengers to follow health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19
The Department of Transportation says the number of MRT3 train sets will be increased to 19 on Monday, June 1. But each train set will only be at 13% capacity due to physical distancing.
With countries across Latin America in lockdown, flight activity plummets 93% and revenue losses are estimated at $18 billion
More commuters are seen to shift to alternative modes of transportation, as the capacity of public transportation will be reduced come GCQ
The resumption of public transportation will be done in two phases
The plan will be a big help to overseas Filipino workers returning to hometowns in the Visayas and Mindanao
These buses will ply a dedicated lane in EDSA, says the transportation chief as the government prepares to reopen public transportation on June 1
(UPDATED) With the pandemic, the Department of Transportation finds a golden opportunity to push the controversial PUV modernization from the back burner
The Metro Manila Council suggests allowing taxis and TNVS, and letting private cars go out on coding day on the condition there are at least two passengers. These are still up for approval.
While governments are coming to the rescue of embattled airlines, the International Air Transport Association points out that $67 billion of the $123 billion committed so far would have to be repaid
'LGUs must avoid building bicycle infrastructures just for the sake of doing it. It is not enough to create bikeways by just laying down paint on the road.'
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III agrees that unemployment due to the pandemic could even rise to 10 million
The International Air Transport Association says airlines are working on developing procedures that would be safe and permit economically viable operations
If rail replacement activities are completed in September 2020, the Department of Transportation says the current 30 km/h speed of the MRT3 could be gradually increased to 60 km/h by December 2020
Sakay.ph is working with the Pasig City government to allow users to track buses and shuttles plying specific routes as they make their way through the city
Passengers are urged to keep a list of public transport taken in case they unknowingly come into close contact with a coronavirus case
'Companies should provide transportation to workers, but public transportation is really key to enable workers traverse major thoroughfares of Metro Manila,' says Kilusang Mayo Uno
LTFRB requires taxis and ride-hailing operators to implement cashless payment
The Department of Transportation tells local government units to craft ordinances that will encourage biking among their constituents
The government will provide bus and jeepney operators fuel subsidy worth 30% of their daily consumption
Watch the hearing live on Rappler at 10:30 am on Monday, May 11
The Light Rail Manila Corporation releases guidelines for the resumption of operations during the coronavirus pandemic