BRT groundbreaking moved to February 24

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/24/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The scheduled groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has been rescheduled to February 24, 2023. Engr. Bu Varquez, the city’s BRT project overseer, in a press conference on Monday,…

DOTr, DOST to integrate cashless payment in transport systems nationwide

Zacarian Sarao 12/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) signed an agreement integrating cashless payment technologies in mass transportation systems nationwide. According to the DOTr Sec. Jaime Bautista in a…

DOTr plan: Pedestrians, bikers get top priority

Jane Bautista 12/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Bikers and pedestrians would be given the “highest priority” among road users with the government building them dedicated and safer lanes and wider sidewalks in the next six years, according to the Department of…

Cebu BRT groundbreaking finally set in January 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Proponents and the contractor of the long-awaited Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan to break grounds for the project in January next year. Engr. Gerry Flores of the Hunan Road and Bridge (HNRB)…

MCIA exec: 2nd runway may be done by 2023, but commissioning it is still a long process

Futch Anthony Inso 12/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The second runway of the Mactan Cebu International Airport may be done by the 3rd quarter of 2023, but the commissioning of the runway will still be a long process. Julius Neri Jr.,…

Works for BRT Package 1 to start in January 2023 -DOTr

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has already chosen the winning bidder to undertake Package 1 of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. This was announced by the Cebu City Public Information Office…

LTO-7 launches “Oplan Byaheng Ayos” for Kalag-Kalag 2022

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) is preparing its personnel for the “Oplan Byaheng Ayos” that it will launch in time for the observance of the “Kalag-Kalag” on November 1 and…

Construction of Cebu BRT may start this June

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) reiterated its commitment to begin civil works for the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) this year. The agency, in a statement published on Tuesday, March 29, said that…

Will Rama allow the use of another SRP lot for BRT?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has always been vocal about his views on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) especially on the changes made by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the long-overdue project. Rama…

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…

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