E-Train goes on a road test around NRA

Nestle L. Semilla 02/01/2017

THE hybrid electric road train donated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) went on a test drive yesterday. The road e-train, which is composed of five coaches, traversed the S. Osmeña Road in the company…

Traffic, business and cars

Aileen Garcia-Yap, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/28/2016

With more new vehicles on the road, business leaders cite traffic solutions to avoid losses While the increasing number of cars or vehicles sold every year indicates positive economic growth, a business group leader is encouraging the…

LGUs’ role in resolving traffic

Editorial 11/23/2016

Would taking mass transportation at least once a week make Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and his directors more than capable of making sound policy decisions on traffic management? That was one of the provisions of House Bill…

BRT and the Cebuano commuter

Atty. Rafael Yap 07/26/2016

There is a lot of anticipation, frustration even, from Cebuanos over the long delayed implementation of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project. However, there is a need to educate stakeholders on what BRT actually is since it…

A crisis in public transportation

07/05/2016

Perhaps the most interesting news for traffic managers and motorists in Cebu last week (other than the heavy downpour that caused massive traffic here in the metropolis) was Senate Bill No. 11 filed by Sen. Franklin Drilon…

BRT to later replace MyBus

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Vanessa Claire Lucero 01/23/2016

THERE will be Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes that will eventually lead to the Mactan airport in the years ahead. This will coome  after the main BRT system from Bulacao to Talamban becomes operational in 2018, said …

City Hall to seek ban exemption for BRT

Vanessa Claire Lucero 01/22/2016

Cebu City Hall expects to see detailed engineering plans for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system finalized at the end of this month in order to start procurement of materials and services for the project before this…

Southbound travel blues

Editorial 12/01/2015

The decision by the Cebu Provincial Bus Operators Association to acquire their own fleet of buses to service routes covered by the SM MyBus units is not only practical but a welcome development. Their decision may not…

LTFRB approves MyBus application for Talisay-Mambaling route

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/26/2015

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved the franchise for three SM MyBus units last Tuesday, Nov. 24. The order was signed by regional LTFRB director Reynaldo Elnar. The approved franchise application covers the route…

SM BUS RATES APPROVED

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/17/2015

Only ‘free rides’ till LTFRB approves franchise Fare rates were approved yesterday for the modern fleet of SM buses in Metro Cebu but the public has to wait longer to ride them because a franchise still needs…