The stations will have a standard layout, with a concourse level and a platform level. The concourse is usually above or below the platform, with stairs, escalators and elevators leading down to the platform level. Station concourses will contain ticket booths, which is separated from the platform level by fare gates. Most stations will be designed to be barrier-free inside and outside the station, and trains will have spaces for passengers using wheelchairs.

MRT-7 Nears Completion

After two decades, the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) is nearing completion. It’s just a matter of time before it starts operation. The project was conceptualized in August 2001, while the concession agreement was signed in June 2008. However, the  Department of Transportation (DOTr) under President Duterte’s administration said that not even a single […]

PNR Lucena-San Pablo Line To Open Before June 30

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) Lucena-San Pablo line is set to reopen before the Duterte administration steps down in June, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). The agency said the line is vital in restoring the PNR Bicol Express which will link Metro Manila and the provinces in Southern Luzon, including Laguna, Quezon, Camarines […]

DOTr Completes Massive Rehabilitation of MRT-3

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has proudly announced the completion of the MRT-3 major rehabilitation project. All that’s left now is an inauguration ceremony, according to the local agency. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said that the MRT-3 rehabilitation project undertaken by Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) was completed two months in advance. […]

LTO Inaugurates New Command Center for Road Incidents

The time has finally come that the government can keep a closer eye on our public roads with the help of everyone’s reports through the new Central Command Center (C3) of the Land Transportation Office (LTO). If you can remember, the LTO along with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has launched the CitiSend app where […]

DOTr Wants to Use Major Transport Terminals as Vaccination Sites

Last Monday, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) finally implemented the “No vaccination, No Ride” Policy. Since many commuters were affected by the said policy, DOTr now wants to consider using transport terminals as sites for vaccination. The transportation department said on Wednesday that it is considering using integrated transport terminals, train stations, and expressways as vaccination […]

PAL Adopts “No Vaccination, No Fly” Policy

Starting today, January 17, Philippine Airlines (PAL) is enforcing the “No Vaccination, No Fly” Policy. This is due to an order mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) last week. According to DOTr, passengers going to or coming from areas placed under Alert Level 3 or higher without being fully vaccinated will not be allowed […]

MRT-3 Provides Free Antigen Tests

Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT-3) is now conducting free antigen tests in select stations to prevent the further spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. The free and random antigen testing is in compliance with an order issued by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade for rail systems, mandating strict health measures to curb the […]

PUVs to Remain at 70% Capacity in Metro Manila

Vaccinated individuals will have no problem taking public transportation. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has assured the public that public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Metro Manila will continue to operate at 70% capacity despite the Alert Level 3 status. According to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, the 70% maximum passenger capacity will remain in Metro Manila […]

DOTr Asks Google To Integrate Local Bike Lanes on Maps

The number of bikers out on the streets has surged since the COVID-19 pandemic started. With a number of them plying the streets daily, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is finding ways to make cycling safer and more convenient — including asking the tech giant Google to integrate local bike lanes on Google Maps.  Contrary […]

LTO: Mandatory Inspection Of Motor Vehicles Still Suspended

For those who are in the process of registering their vehicles, you might want to know that the mandatory inspection of motor vehicles at private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) is still suspended, according to Land Transportation Office (LTO). Department of Transportation Secretary Art Tugade made the order of suspending the mandatory testing. It was […]

Bicol International Airport

Bicol International Airport To Start Operations On October 6

Last April, we reported that the Bicol International Airport is almost ready with an 80% completion rate. 5 months later, the P5-billion airport in Daraga, Albay is getting ready to take its first domestic flight on October 6 and its first international flight next month. “The first domestic day flight is on October 6 but […]

Government Approves SMC’s Pasig River Expressway

We will soon have an expressway running along the banks of the Pasig River. San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is good to go with its P95-billion Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project. The government has given its approval to SMC. The latter may now proceed with the 19.37-km and six-lane elevated expressway that will run along the […]