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Biz Buzz: Winning streak


They say good things come in pairs or threes but the transportation department—which is the one agency now that needs a positive lift as Metro Manila commuters simmer on MRT’s woes—has been defying those averages.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

The coast is clear


It seems that the Department of Transportation and Communications, or the DOTC, is aching to push for its version of the “winner” in the bidding for the 25-year contract for the P17.5-billion international airport terminal in Cebu.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

PNR business life set to expire


With its Charter set to expire in three months, the Philippine National Railways (PNR) will wind down its operations in three years unless Congress passes a bill extending its life, Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Friday.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

MRT 7 construction delayed anew due to House probe


Construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT 7) may be delayed anew as Congress seeks to scrutinize the financial terms involving a private sector proponent, a lawmaker said on Thursday.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

2 more firms vying for P2.5B PPP deal for south Metro transport hub


Two more companies, including the developer of the upscale Versailles community in Alabang, have expressed interest in participating in a public-private partnership deal for a P2.5-billion public transportation hub in southern Metro Manila.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Truck ban alarms Peza, industry group


The Philippine Economic Zone Authority and the Federation of Philippine Industries warned Wednesday that the expanded daytime truck ban being implemented in Manila will only cripple businesses and likely result in a cut in the growth of exports and production, job losses and potential company closures should the scheme be continued.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Tigerair-Cebu Pacific transaction worries legislators


Lawmakers are looking into the takeover of Tigerair Philippines by dominant budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air and its potential impact on fares, a member of the House committee on transportation said on Monday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Railway smart card system to go live ahead of schedule


The winning consortium for a public private partnership deal to build and operate a smart-card system for Metro Manila’s elevated railways said the project would be implemented ahead of schedule with a capital spending budget of about $300 million, one of its executives said last week.

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

BCDA eyeing cheaper transit system to link finance centers

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has been tapped to conduct a full feasibility study on a planned mass transport system that will effectively link the central business districts of Makati, Ortigas, Bonifacio Global City and Newport City.   The study is expected to find alternatives and technologies that will make the proposed monorail system [...]

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Transportation department readies 4th PPP deal


The transportation department has started inviting bidders for its fourth public private partnership project involving a P2.5-billion public transportation hub in southern Metro Manila.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Bidding for LRT-1 deferred anew

Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 1

The transportation department has moved the bid submissions for the Light Rail Transit Line Cavite extension deal to the second quarter of 2014 from the previous first quarter target in an effort to draw more bidders.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

DOTC upbeat on prospects of LRT-1 project rebidding


The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) expects more groups to join the rebidding for the P60-billion deal to extend the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) to Cavite with the bid terms, which turned off the original participants, likely to be modified and relaxed.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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