01/8/16

Of BRTs and Double Decker P2Ps

2016 seems to be an interesting year as far as metropolitan public transportation is concerned. Today, we shall be talking about these 2 developments on this edition of the roundup: a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line and an express route served by a double-decker bus. Continue reading

07/3/14

Beyond the Mass Transit: The (Planned) Alternative Transport Options for Metro Manila

I don’t know what’s with this particular time of year, but so much news has been going out about plans for more public transportation options for an increasingly-congested metropolis. Something that is more than welcome if only to help alleviate the worsening traffic situation on the streets.

Given the propensity these days of the government to make press releases that they are planning this and that, (just so they can have a “legacy” to leave behind before the end of their term in two years time) let us keep in mind that for now, they are just that: plans. Until we see something built, even a little component of it, it is best to not keep those hopes up yet.  Nevertheless, we can talk a bit about them based on what we know so far, something the Urban Roamer will be doing in this particular entry. Continue reading