Why micromobility is here to stay

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2022

December 2, 2021 | Article By Kersten Heineke, Benedikt Kloss, Felix Rupalla, and Darius Scurtu Why micromobility is here to stay A new McKinsey survey suggests that consumers are open to micromobility solutions, but uptake will vary by country.

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2 Jun 2020 – Chaos as thousands return to work in Metro Manila

Published by rudy Date posted on June 2, 2020

Workers were forced to walk or to hitch rides on trucks or, if they were lucky, in cars due to a lack of public transportation. Many were stranded. By: Jodee A. Agoncillo, Krixia Subingsubing, Meg Adonis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2 Jun 2020 MANILA, Philippines — They were raring to go back to work on Monday…

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Campaign on gender equality respect women in transport sector launched

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2018

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Phl is no. 10 in the Reuters study of the world’s most dangerous transport systems for women

Published by rudy Date posted on March 17, 2016

Which cities have the most dangerous transport systems for women? “I knew I was in danger from the way the hair stood up on the back of my neck. I was walking home, well past midnight – I heard him before I saw him.” So writes Dae Levine, a campaigner for Safe Cities for Women,…

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Japanese firms remain concerned about high trucking costs

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – While the government has declared the port congestion resolved, Japanese businesses remain concerned about the high trucking costs and a possible recurrence of the problem amid the expanding Philippine economy.

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ASEAN 2015: PIDS prods government to further improve transport and logistics

Published by rudy Date posted on October 10, 2014

The Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) has urged the government to further improve the country’s infrastructure and make the Philippines a competitive hub to tap into the regional and global production networks.

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Train behind the thrown

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2014

All of a sudden, the erratic Department of Transportation and Communications was changing its plan to build the common station for light rail transits MRT 3 (Edsa line) and LRT 1 (Taft-Rizal-Edsa line) at the mall called SM City North.

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JICA expert tired of studies

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2013

Dr. Shizuo Owata of the Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA has been doing studies on our transportation system since the early ’90s. He had been part of one study after another through the years. Guess what? He is tired of doing all these studies, he told his audience of top business managers last Tuesday.…

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Our traffic hell, an exit strategy

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2013

These past two weeks, due to floods or bomb threats, many residents of Metro Manila were caught in monstrous traffic jams. Based on social media and radio reports, it is clear that citizens are reaching a breaking point. The anger is palpable, the blame laid squarely on the government and especially the Metro Manila Development…

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Govt to build all transport projects

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2011

The Transport Department said Thursday it will build all its infrastructure projects and will not entertain proposals from the private sector to reduce cost.

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Phl one of most liberalized in terms of air access

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – A tourism group has debunked the recurring claim by open skies advocates that the Philippines needs to further open up its skies to attract more tourists as it revealed information that the country is one of the most liberalized in terms of air access by foreign carriers.

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Lawmakers seek probe into ‘unfair’ airline practices, flight cancellations

Published by rudy Date posted on August 24, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—Eight lawmakers have sought an investigation into what they considered as questionable and disadvantageous policies and practices of airline companies with respect to flight cancellations and delays, among others.

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New requirement for license: TESDA to test all PUV drivers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 24, 2011

CEBU, Philippines – All drivers of public utility vehicles will soon be required to undergo and pass a competency assessment by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

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High fuel costs rip earnings, drivers ask for fare increase

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2011

PUBLIC transport operators will be filing their petitions for fare adjustments following a series of fuel price hikes implemented by oil companies—19 price spirals for this year alon. But their request will only be attended to after President Benigno Aquino 3rd delivers his second state-of-the-nation-address (SONA) next week.

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New road projects to ease traffic, speed up travel

Published by rudy Date posted on July 5, 2011

At the recent STV Auto Focus Industry Forum, various heads of car companies gave a brief overview of how their respective car companies were performing as well as an indication of the industry’s future, trends and general state of health. Despite the Fukushima incident in Japan where a variety of car companies have been affected,…

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LTFRB grants P1 bus fare hike

Published by rudy Date posted on March 27, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Citing increases in fuel prices and the recent turmoil in oil-producing countries that have “burdened” the transport sector, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has granted a P1 provisional increase in fares for buses in Metro Manila.

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Government drafting P500-M plan for transport sector

Published by rudy Date posted on March 26, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The government is drafting a P500-million nationwide assistance program to enable the transport sector to purchase diesel at P3 per liter lower than current prices, the country’s top energy official said yesterday.

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Jeepney may shift to new LPG engine, says group

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2011

The Philippine jeepney, a basic mode of transportation in the country and the largest market for diesel fuel, may likely shift to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) after a study launched Monday, called “Love the Air, Save the Planet,” is completed.

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Jeepney fares to go up P1

Published by rudy Date posted on February 1, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved yesterday a P1 increase in the minimum fare for passenger jeepneys from the current P7 to P8 in Luzon that takes effect tomorrow.

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Regulator defers higher SLEX toll rates

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2010

THE Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved higher toll rates at South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) starting January 1 next year but the operator of the expressway said that it deferred implementation until March as “goodwill” from the government.

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National transport plan in the works for PPP thrust

Published by rudy Date posted on August 25, 2010

THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Tuesday said it is crafting a National Transport Plan aimed at easing the economic integration between and among regional growth centers in the country. In a statement, NEDA Director-General and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Cayetano Paderanga said the plan will give policy directions for a complete network of…

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Salceda’s war against excessive toll fees

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2010

Albay Governor Joey Salceda has mounted a vigorous and determined media campaign against the 277 percent (not 250 percent, he says) increase in the toll at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). He has strong and cogent arguments against the legality and desirability of the onerous rate increase. He has also provided the best analysis of…

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All mass transit systems are subsidized by gov’t

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2010

THE HEADS of both the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Metro Rail Transit MRT) are talking about increasing their fares because the government is losing money in subsidizing their operations. The government pays P40 for every rail passenger in addition to the fare he pays, they said. This subsidy comes from the taxes paid…

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Transport sector submits wish list to Palace

Published by rudy Date posted on July 19, 2010

Amilitant transport group has expressed optimism that the administration of President Benigno Aquino 3rd would be more open in addressing issues hounding the transport sector, particularly repeal of the oil deregulation law and permanent junking of the controversial Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID) of the Land Transportation Office (LTO). The Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng…

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Ro-Ro system cuts travel time, costs – ADB

Published by rudy Date posted on April 27, 2010

THE roll-on, roll-off (Ro-Ro) system has significantly cut the transport costs, as well as travel time in the Philippines, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) study revealed.

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RP seen shifting to motorcycle as preferred mode of transport

Published by rudy Date posted on April 5, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Sumisho Motor Finance Corp, the country’s first motorcycle financing company, expects the Philippines to soon join its neighbors in the ASEAN region which have shifted to motorcycles as the preferred mode of transportation.

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Government laxity leads to EU ban on RP carriers

Published by rudy Date posted on April 1, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s lax enforcement of aviation safety rules has prompted the European Commission (EC) to ban Philippine carriers from flying to the 27 member states of the European Union (EU).

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EU bans Philippine carriers

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2010

THE European Union prohibited all airlines based in the Philippines and Sudan from flying in the bloc under the latest changes to a list of unsafe carriers.

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International body threatens to blacklist RP aviation sector

Published by rudy Date posted on March 18, 2010

The country’s travel aviation industry may be in danger of losing important routes if it ends up on the blacklist of the European Community Air Safety Commission (EC-ASC), according to the head of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

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Party-list 1-Utak insists it’s not in cahoots with ‘Big 3’ oil firms

Published by rudy Date posted on March 1, 2010

Party-list United Transport Koalisyon or 1-Utak has vehemently denied the accusation of jeepney group Pagkakaisa ng Samahan ng Transport at Operator Nationwide (Piston) that it is in cahoots with the so-called “Big Three” oil firms reason why it has not done anything for the benefit of drivers, operators and passengers of public utility vehicles.

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