DOTC chief ready to face graft raps on MRT-3 maintenance deal

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on DOTC chief ready to face graft raps on MRT-3 maintenance deal 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — It's not the first time Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya has been charged with graft and as before, he said that he is ready to face them.

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DOT hopes Davao airport bid is awarded as scheduled

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT hopes Davao airport bid is awarded as scheduled 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec. 20 (PNA) — With efforts to fast-track the bidding process for the Bangoy International Airport (BIA) in Davao City in place, a Department of Tourism (DOT) official has said he is hopeful the airport project will be awarded as scheduled early next year.

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(Feature)How far can Beep Card really help in easing LRT-MRT transport problems?

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature)How far can Beep Card really help in easing LRT-MRT transport problems? 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Oct. 5 (PNA)– Catching the train for Makati if you are within Quezon City is a very tough problem, particularly at the North Avenue where at least three very long lines are formed even before 5 a.m.

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DOTC allots Php29.9B for transport projects in 2016

September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOTC allots Php29.9B for transport projects in 2016 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 15 (PNA) — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said on Tuesday that it will set aside a total of Php 29.9 billion for various transport projects next year.

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DOTC sets traffic plan dry run for LRT-2 project on Saturday

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOTC sets traffic plan dry run for LRT-2 project on Saturday 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) — Before presenting to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for approval, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is first set to test its proposed traffic management plan for the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) Masinag Extension project on Saturday.

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Assembly of MRT-3 prototype train car expected to begin next week — DOTC

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Assembly of MRT-3 prototype train car expected to begin next week — DOTC 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) — The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) on Friday said that it expects assembly of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) train car prototype to start next week.

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Nine LRT-2 stations now selling beep cards

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nine LRT-2 stations now selling beep cards 

MANILA, Aug. 4 — Nine out of the 11 Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) stations are now selling beep cards since its launch last month, a transport official said Tuesday.

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Southern Leyte gov seeks completion of Maasin Airport

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Southern Leyte gov seeks completion of Maasin Airport 

MAASIN CITY, Southern, Leyte, Aug. 3 –- The local government in this province is asking the national government to fast track the release of funds for the full development of Maasin Airport, a project that will help unlock local tourism potential.

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VP Binay does not have any solutions to MRT-3’s problems — DOTC chief

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on VP Binay does not have any solutions to MRT-3’s problems — DOTC chief 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug. 3 (PNA) — A transport official on Monday hit back on Vice President Jejomar Binay after the latter criticized the Aquino administration’s solutions to the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) problems in what he described as his own version of a SONA (State of the Nation Address).

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MRT-3 prototype on schedule for mid-August arrival;dynamic testing to start in November –DOTC

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on MRT-3 prototype on schedule for mid-August arrival;dynamic testing to start in November –DOTC 

MANILA, June 23 — Returning from last week’s inspection of the manufacture of 48 new light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Metro Rail Transit III (MRT-3) system in Dalian, China, the Department of Transportation and Communications’ project implementation team reported on progress thus far.

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