By Eduardo H. Yap
The recent announcement of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) of various new transportation infrastructure projects is welcome news. These projects are designed to increase urban mass transport ridership to 2.2 million per day.
By Amy R. Remo
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has urged the government to defer the implementation of an administrative order imposing stiffer penalties on traffic violations, as this may only aggravate the congestion at the port of Manila.
By Niña P. Calleja
The beleaguered general manager of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) has slapped its accuser Czech Ambassador Josef Rychtar with a perjury complaint in the Makati prosecutor’s office.
By Miguel R. Camus
The Department of Transportation and Communications said the rehabilitation of the Terminal 3 at the busy Ninoy Aquino International Airport serving Metro Manila was expected to be completed by the August deadline, allowing it to accommodate more international carriers and decongest the aging Terminal 1.
In July 2013, Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar accused Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) officials led by Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol III of attempting to extort $30 million (about P1.3 billion) from the Czech train manufacturer Inekon Group in exchange for a P3.77-billion contract to expand the capacity of the mass rail system on Edsa.