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Deadline for LRT-1 bid moved back a month

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is giving bidders an additional month, or until May 28, to submit their offers for a massive public-private partnership deal that would extend the existing Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT) elevated railway to Cavite province.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DOTC: Delaying antics

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Now it hits the fan, this P17.5-billion project of the Aquino (Part II) administration to build and operate a badly needed new passenger terminal at the Mactan Cebu International Airport.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

MRT firm hits back at DOTC

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The private sector group behind the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 elevated railway in Metro Manila hit back at the government on Wednesday, criticizing the transportation department’s “lack of maintenance operations.”

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Breaktime: Never shall the train meet

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Uh-oh, another bidding done by the DOTC, this time involving the P1.7-billion single ticket system for the three light rail lines in the metropolis, seems to be unraveling.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Bidder for LRT-MRT single ticketing system seeking transparency

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E-Trans Solutions Joint Venture Inc. (E-Trans), a bidder for the Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) project of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), is asking the agency to open its financial proposal for the LRT-MRT single-ticketing system.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Breaktime: Train, train, go away

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The more than 600,000 daily passengers of MRT 3, the light rail transit on the traffic-infested Edsa, are likely to suffer heat and exhaustion for still some time due to the kilometric lines at the stations and the jampacked coaches.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

DOTC reconsidering LRT 2 extension plan

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LRT Line 2. PHOTO FROM LRTA.GOV.PH

The Department of Transportation and Communications said a study on a separate extension of the 13.8-kilometer Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT 2) to Manila’s port area, previously deemed “unfeasible,” has been revived, its top official said.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aventajado questions bidding for P3.8B license plates deal

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Only two firms are left in the running for the P3.85-billion peso supply contract for motor vehicle license plates, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced Wednesday.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

To ease shipping costs, gov’t agency turns to IFC

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has tapped the services of International Finance Corp. to bring down the cost of domestic shipping.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Skyway connector road project cleared

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) sees no more legal stumbling block to the implementation of the Skyway connector toll road project spearheaded by the San Miguel-Citra alliance.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘Interventionist’ measures eyed to decongest Manila ports

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The Department of Transportation and Communications may resort to more “interventionist” measures to decongest Manila’s ports in favor of underutilized facilities in Subic and Batangas, including recommending certain government guarantees for shipping companies.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOTC extends deadline for vehicle plates deal

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With new car owners waiting months for their government-issued license plates, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has given its potential suppliers more time to prepare their bids.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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