Tuesday, January 21, 2020

China helps Philippines with buses

The Davao City government will deploy two buses donated by the city's sister city Nanning of the People's Republic of China - one to shuttle public school teachers to and from the downtown area to Marilog and the second for tourism purposes.

The deployment of one bus for teachers assigned in the Marilog District will ease their travel. The teachers had been facing difficulty in traveling to Marilog due to a lack of public transport plying the area.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Big problems call for big fixes. #freepublictransport

Department of Transportation starts Taguig transport terminal project | Coconuts Manila: "Transportation is a big problem in Manila. Although the city has a train system, it only goes to certain areas and routinely breaks down. Major roads are also almost always congested."

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cars choking Manila, but road pricing is a bad idea

ABS-CBN News: "MANILA - The government is pushing for higher excise taxes on cars to divert motorists to public transportation, boosting efforts to untangle chronic traffic jams, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Tuesday.
Dominguez said the automobile tax, if approved by Congress, should take effect in 2018, giving authorities ample time to fix the country's rail systems and put in place alternative modes of transport such as bus rapid transit lines."
Road pricing will just add more bureaucracy, generate calls of unfairness, and divide people. Just make the buses fare-free and respond to demand. People will vote with their seat.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fresnedi gives free e-jeep rides to yellow card holders

The Standard: "Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi is treating the city’s yellow card holders to a E-Jeepney for Free program in line with its bid to be the greenest city in the country by deploying electric vehicles."

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Stop planning. Makes buses fare-free and people will show you where the needs are

Cebu Daily News: "The Duterte administration, as well as local government units in Cebu, will have its hands full in trying to select which projects it should prioritize.

Cable cars? Bus Rapid Transit? Light Rail Transit? Subways? Airports?

Where should these projects be implemented to achieve the maximum benefit for both the commuting public and motorists? The key, I think, lies in effective master planning by the agencies concerned."

Friday, June 24, 2016

Pasig City launches free bus service at Ortigas Center

Inquirer News: "MANILA — The local government of Pasig City launched on Wednesday (June 22) a P3.3-million bus service that will ferry the public for free within the Ortigas Center in an effort to not only reduce the volume of cars plying the route but also ensure a much cleaner air in the business district.

Mayor Maribel Eusebio, who led the launch, said that a study of the Pasig City Land Use and Transport has identified the low level of efficiency of the public transportation passing through Ortigas Center as among the problems that the city government must address immediately."

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Solar bus gives free rides

Sun.Star : "GREEN bus passengers will be ferried for free around the City.
Designated stops for the newly launched solar bus are Igorot Park – Harrison Road – BCNHS - BGH Rotunda – Kisad Road – Children’s Park/ Athletic Bowl – Harisson Road – Magsaysay Avenue – Bonifacio Road – SLU Rotunda.
The route is designed to go in and around Baguio’s central business district with designated pick-up and drop-off points."