Eastern Transport Terminal to help ease traffic congestion in EDSA once fully operational

UNTV News   •   August 14, 2017   •   17226

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) inspected on Monday the newly opened Metro Manila Eastern Multimodal Transport Terminal in Marikina City.

As of Monday, there are only four bus companies stationed at the new terminal, namely, the Superlines, Amihan Bus Line, Philtranco and the Dimple Star.

The buses have routes going to Iloilo, Caticlan Romblon and Mindoro.

The DOTR and MMDA plan to transfer to the four hectare terminal the bus companies with terminals along EDSA that violate the nose in nose out policy.

“This terminal is not the 100% solution to the problem. No single infrastructure can resolve it. No single system can resolve 100% the state of our transportation and traffic woes,” DOTr Sec. Arthur Tugade said.

The Bright Future Realty Corporation, the company running the said terminal, said provincial buses with South Luzon Expressway routes will ply the C5 road.

While those going north will ply the Katipunan Avenue and would turn to Mindanao avenue and exit to NLEX.

The Transportation Department seeks to make the said terminal technology-based, meaning there would be full monitoring of the entire area to ensure that other vehicles won’t illegally park there.

The DOTR also target to launch an online booking of trips in the said terminal.

Aside from buses –UV Express vans, passenger jeepneys and taxis can also use the said terminal. This is to make passengers’ commute easier, especially those coming from provinces carrying a lot of baggage.

“It’s wider. If the passenger would just commute, there is a main road. If it’s just taxi, the passenger would have no difficulty getting a cab,” Bus driver Antonio Dado said.

“It’s a bit far. But it’s just okay since it’s more comfortable,” Commuter John Lorento said.

“It’s different in Pasay. It’s dirty in that area and there are many thieves. It’s more peaceful in this area,” Commuter Violy Nadal said.

Transportation officials are still finishing the construction of other facilities in the terminal, and it is expected to be fully operational before the year ends. – Joan Nano | UNTV News and Rescue

DOTr inaugurates modernized Calbayog Airport in Samar

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) formally inaugurated the modernized Calbayog Airport in Calbayog City, Samar on Wednesday (May 5).

The improvement and modernization of the Calbayog Airport include the construction of the new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), new apron, and new taxiway.  Completed works also include the widening of the runway.

Once operation begins, Calbayog Airport will serve as the ‘complementary airport’ of the Tacloban Airport and will be able to accommodate a total of 450 passengers from the previous 76 passengers. It will also cater to jet aircraft operations.

CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco said the modernized Calbayog Airport can boost the Eastern Visayas region’s economic development.

Over 300 more direct jobs will be opened once the new developments are operational. AAC

MIAA records P13.9 billion remittance from 2016 to 2019

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has reached a remittance of P13.9 billion in dividends to the National Government from 2016 to 2019.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade lauds the MIAA for its achievement which surpassed its total remittances in the last 20 years.

“MIAA’s performance in four years show consistent good fiscal management. My congratulations to the men and women of the MIAA, with the leadership of GM Ed Monreal, for your sterling numbers. The Filipino people stand to benefit from your good work,” he said.

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal reiterated the agency’s commitment to further enhance the financial management as well as improve the infrastructure and operations of NAIA.

“Ultimately, our fiscal performance should resonate in our efforts in making each airport passenger satisfied beyond expectations,” he said. AAC

MMDA extends suspension of truck ban in Metro Manila until May 14

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has extended the suspension of the truck ban in Metro Manila until May 14.

The MMDA said this is to ensure the unhampered movement of essential goods. Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces are still under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) after President Rodrigo Duterte announced its extension on Wednesday evening (April 28).

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The said suspension of the truck ban, however, will only be imposed in major thoroughfares in Metro Manila except on EDSA and Roxas Blvd. AAC

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