DOTr: Face shields not required for public transport in areas under alert levels 1-3

Angelica Yang 11/16/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Commuters traveling in areas placed under Alert Levels 3 and below are no longer required to wear face shields, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). “In line with the directive issued by…

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…

DOTr: Plastic dividers no longer required inside jeepneys

Mariejo Ramos 10/31/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said plastic barriers for separating passengers inside public utility vehicles (PUVs) were no longer required, admitting that its use was not backed by science. “Drivers and operators can already…

Libreng Sakay in Central Visayas to continue – Tugade

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Libreng Sakay program in Central Visayas would continue as long as funds would be there, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said. Tugade on Thursday, October 28 clarified reports about the program and assured…

DOTr increases passenger cap at MCIA to 2K

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has allowed Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to accept more Filipino passengers from abroad. DOTr Sec. Arthur Tugade on Thursday, October 28 announced that he has approved the request…

P265M budget for Camotes Airport secured

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Construction of the Camotes Airport could start soon. Local officials here recently announced that the national government already released the initial budget for the airport project amounting to P265 million. Cebu 5th District…

May targets for BRT unaccomplished, City dad urges DOTr to hasten implementation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The targets for May 2021 that should jumpstart Phase One of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system implementation in Cebu City were not accomplished. This was the revelation of Cebu City Councilor James…

Cuenco: I don’t think DOTr can deliver BRT promise on time

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) may be shooting too far in their promise to bring the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to be partially operational in December…

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…

DOTr eyes completion of 140-km Metro Cebu bike lane network on May 31

Morexette Marie Erram 05/06/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is eyeing to have the entire 140-kilometer bike-lane network in Metro Cebu up and running by May 31. Officials from the DOTr made this announcement during a…

DOTr, LTO told: Review, find ‘defects’ in child car seat law, MVIS implementation

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 02/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Several senators on Thursday called on transport authorities to review and find “defects” in the implementation of the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act and the privatized Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS). This, after…

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