BRT Cebu is still a go say Pernia, DOTr

Morexette Marie B. Erram with Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/19/2018

THE P17-billion Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is still a go, after all. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) confirmed this yesterday. The clarification was issued after reports came out on Wednesday…

NEDA-ICC has final say on BRT project, says mayor

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/19/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the fate of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is not for the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to decide but the National Economic and Development Authority – the Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC).…

DOTr PUTS BRT ON HOLD

Morexette Marie B. Erram and INQUIRER.Net 07/18/2018

The fate of the P17-billion Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) hits another snag after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced its intention to, once again, put on hold the implementation of the three BRT systems in the…

Davide: Implement BRT now

Rosalie Abatayo 07/03/2018

Instead of talking about a “basket of solutions” to address the worsening traffic congestion in Metro Cebu, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to first implement even one project. And the easiest…

DOTr includes BRT, LRT in list of projects to solve traffic

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/02/2018

A “BASKET of solutions” has been lined up to address the worsening traffic congestion in the metropolis. Four projects have been identified by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) as components of the synchronized transportation system that will…

Tomas to talk of BRT, Kawit Is. deal in Soca

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/25/2018

CEBU CITY Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he wanted to lobby for the Cebuanos support on two priority projects of his administration – the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the P18-billion Kawit Island development project – during the…

Villarete tells DOTr: Implement BRT project now

Morexette Erram 06/15/2018

The solution to Cebu City’s transport concerns is not cheap. Neither should this be considered as a business venture with huge financial returns. City Administrator Nigel Paul Villarete said that for a mass transport system to work,…

Osmena, Dino and the P17B BRT project

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 06/14/2018

I expected the negative comments of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena, the Bus Rapid Transit’s (BRT) main proponent on the proposal of Marikina 1st District Rep. Bayani Fernando to transfer the budget for Cebu BRT project to…

World Bank: BRT still viable

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2018

IMPLEMENTING the P17-billion stalled Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project still remains a viable solution on addressing traffic congestion in Cebu City. This was the assessment of the World Bank (WB) in its Implementation Status and Results…

World Bank downgrades Cebu BRT’s Project Development Objectives

Morexette B. Erram 06/13/2018

Due to multiple delays it incurred over the past years, can the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) fully achieve its objectives in addressing traffic congestion in Cebu City? Findings from the World Bank’s (WB) Implementation Status and…

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