Cebu City to keep face shields in PUVs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/05/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be employing a gradual increase in the capacity for public utility vehicles (PUVs) as plastic barriers are no longer necessary in public transport. Yet it will be keeping the…

Airport execs say 2nd taxiway may be used for commercial planes this June

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Commercial aircraft may start using the second taxiway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) for landing and takeoff this June, airport officials announced. MCIA officer-in-charge and lawyer Glenn Napuli said they are just…

DOTr seeks 2-year extension for BRT loans

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday, May 6 confirmed that they are seeking an extension on the validity of the loans for the construction of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Officials…

IN PHOTOS: Bike lane in Cebu City SRP

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Public Works and Highway in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) unveiled on Thursday, May 6, 2021, a 140-kilometer bike lane network covering at least four localities…

More modern jeeps, buses offer free ride to essential workers in Metro Cebu 

Morexette Marie Erram 05/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—More public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Metro Cebu are offering free rides to essential workers.  The Department of Transportation (DOTr), with Secretary Arthur Tugade, on Thursday, May 6, 2021, led the ceremonial launching of at…

Tugade orders 24/7 construction for Cebu BRT

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is aiming for the long-delayed Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to be partially operational this 2021. In doing so, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered a ‘round-the-clock’ construction…

Regulating privatized expressways

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 12/13/2020

Built in the late ’60s, what we today call expressways were originally known as “diversion roads.” They were meant to divert traffic from the national highways that traversed busy town centers. Funded by taxpayer money, the first…

DOTr to Cebu City Council: BRT implementation to start on 2021

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has promised the Cebu City Council that the implementation of the the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in the city will start on 2021. Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco,…

DOTr activates crew change hub at Port of Cebu

Doris C. Bongcac 10/18/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Friday, October 16, the activation of the crew change hub that is located at the Port of Cebu. Its operation was authorized following a successful dry…

Labella asks DOTr to allow families to backride on motorcycles

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has written to Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), asking reconsideration on the no-backride policy on motorcycles. Labella said on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that…

Transportation dep’t’s agencies like MCIAA under heightened alert for yuletide season

Futch Anthony Inso 12/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Agencies under the Department of Transportation (DOTr) are now placed under heightened alert to ensure the safety of passengers this Yuletide season. The move is in line with the implementation of the DOTr’s…

Dino calls on Del Mar to unite for ‘improved’ BRT

Rosalie Abatayo 09/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino called on Cebu City North District Representative Raul Del Mar to unite in pushing for the implementation of the ‘improved’ Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in…

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