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Old December 5th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #3161
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hawd bitaw au nis banoc, murag si kinsa! abusado kaayu ni sa iyang pagka journalist.., murag tinuod iyang ipangsulti, di raba.. grabi pud nig baba,,, abugado man unta kunuhay....
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #3162
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DURING his air-show (november 25 2010 )
RUPHIL BANOC:kanang brt kaskas ra na sa atng kwarta ...... mka.dala pa ng.guba sa atng kalikupan, mka.dala ug trapik, ......................................................................... blah,blah,blah............................................................. LRT ra jud ang importante kay subsidized pa atng pamiliti, ug una xa tnan mka.tabang sa kalikupan ..... mao ayaw mu.tuga 2x ug tuo ana niya na ang brt mka.tabang kanato........


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Old December 6th, 2010, 06:33 AM   #3163
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Theory number1: He might be a sakop ni Cong. Gullas.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #3164
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^ paid to bad talk BRT.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #3165
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Propaganda! ! !
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Old December 7th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #3166
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or just plain ignorant thinking...
BRT is just like bus = unorganized = pollution = a headache = racing each other for passenger's cents at the expense of rider's safety.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 02:49 AM   #3167
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All the more reason that a BRT must be realized immediately. Whether its in Makati-Taguig or in Cebu, the important thing is to have proof of concept here in the Philippines. Many critics choose to close their eyes on the effectiveness of the BRT in other countries. There are, indeed, failures but these are due to certain factors that we can learn from.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 04:31 AM   #3168
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These critics should be banned from using BRT.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #3169
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yeah! identify those critics and post their pictures at BRT stations for them not to use BRTs!
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Old December 8th, 2010, 11:45 AM   #3170
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yeah! identify those critics and post their pictures at BRT stations for them not to use BRTs!
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These critics should be banned from using BRT.
I have a suggestion though. Why don't let those critics ride BRT buses so they can change their mind and heart (hopefully).

If the critic does not want to ride BRT, then his brain is myopic.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #3171
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Theory number1: He might be a sakop ni Cong. Gullas.
maybe he is lurking here in SSC. maybe one of the anti BRT forumers... hmmm...
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Old December 9th, 2010, 02:51 AM   #3172
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POsted on Cebu LRT thread. Though it may not suite Cebu's needs... this buses looks ideal for smaller Philippine cities.
I can see these instead of jeepneys on feeder roads. They look like they can take more than a jeepney, with standing room.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 04:07 AM   #3173
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repost from the Cebu City and Province Thread ...

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Which means the sooner we can get the BRT up and running, the better right Sir Zid?

What's happening with BRT right now, since we caught you here early today? (Although you might be busy with your new post, but I'm sure you are 100% informed and still involved with BRT)

just the usual preparatory meetings, all part of the process and extremely
necessary. meetings between World Bank and NEDA/DOTC early last week,
then WB officials met with mayor mike and nestor archival in city hall last
friday. project concept note (PCN) already completed and waiting for official
"letter" from department of finance (DOF) so that the procurement for consul-
tancy services for the Full-blown FS/preliminary design can be tendered 1st
quarter next year (jan-march). this is for the cebu-BRT.

also:
  • the Full-blown FS of the manila BRT is targeted for USTDA (US Trade and Development Agency) funding.
  • Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is seriously interested funding BRT in the Philippines for cebu. they don't want to fund manila BRT.
  • there is a possibility WB might extend the proposed funding for the cebu BRT to cover the cebu-mandaue-lapu-lapu corridor if lapu-lapu city will express serious interest. i'm still trying to work on this.
  • as an alternative, i'm preparing a proposal for an MCIAA to SRP "BRT-ready" bus service, if not a full BRT for submission to KOICA.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 05:23 AM   #3174
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in Makati too.....


Ayala Land plans to develop bus rapid system along Ayala Avenue
Saturday, 04 December 2010 17:19 Rizal Raoul Reyes / Correspondent

RATIONALIZING vehicular traffic along the Ayala business district is a top agenda of property heavyweight Ayala Land Inc. (ALI).

In a recent briefing with the media, ALI vice president for strategic landbank management group Anna Bautista-Dy said the firm will develop a bus rapid transit (BRT) system starting this year as part of enhancing the mobility of people going into the country’s premier business district. It is expected to be finished in 2012.

She said ALI chose the BRT system over other systems because it provides the lowest cost of operations. “Based on international standards, it will cost $2.5 million per kilometer to build a BRT system,” she said.

For their BRT project, ALI will build the system from the intersection of Ayala Avenue and Epifanio del los Santos Avenue up to Ayala Avenue-Gil Puyat Avenue totaling 4 kilometers.

It has the least cost of the transport system if compared to a rail-based system which is 10 times higher, according to Bautista-Dy.

The BRT system of Curitiba, Brazil is regarded as one of the most successful models in the world. According to www.urbanhabitat.org, “the buses run frequently—some as often as every 90 seconds—and reliably, and the stations are convenient, well-designed, comfortable and attractive.”

The web site added the BRT system in Curitiba “has one of the most heavily used, yet low-cost, transit systems in the world.” It has been described as a system with a lot of the features of a subway system. The difference is that the BRT is above ground.

Bautista-Dy said ALI is also upgrading its traffic system to make pedestrians more comfortable in walking around the area by introducing a newer system where people can operate them. Traffic sensors are synchronized and in certain areas, people can push the traffic buttons, she said.

“What we’re trying to do in the Ayala Center is to connect the people through a special eye for the pedestrians to ensure that if you live there it’s actually easy to move around,” she said.

ALI, along with the Makati Commercial Estate Association (Macea), will invest $8 million to $10 million for the new system which is believed to have the speed and efficiency of a railway system with a minimal cost for operation

“We always view them [Makati CBD and Bonifacio Global City] to be complementary with each other,” said ALI president Antonino Aquino in a briefing.

“As a consequence, we expect to grow together significantly to become an overall business capital of the country,” he added.

The development of the BRT is part of the P20-billion redevelopment plan set to be completed in 2012. Later, the BRT system is envisioned to connect the Makati central business district (CBD) and the Bonifacio Global City, according to Aquino.

He said ALI will also expand pedestrian areas in the Makati CBD to encourage residents and visitors to explore the areas, thus decreasing traffic congestion.

According Aquino, ALI will allocate the P20-billion investment on an equal footing for the residential and leasing component based from Ayala Center’s redevelopment.

Park Terraces, a high-end residential project of Ayala Land Premier, will have a prominent role in the redevelopment with the construction of its second tower.

“Park Terraces represents ALI and that will really be considered as the largest element of residential high-risers in the Ayala area,” Aquino said.

Moreover, the ongoing redevelopment will include the Palm Promenade, which will have outdoor cafes and walkways linking Glorietta complex to Pasay Road, and Terraces Square, which will be situated between Park Terraces and Park Square.

The opening of Holiday Inn and Raffles Hotel, which will rise at the top of Glorietta 1 and 2, will add 700 new hotel rooms, bringing the total number of hotel rooms in Makati to 3,000.

ALI recently reported buoyed bottomline reached P3.94 billion in the first 9 months of 2010, a 35-percent growth from the same period last year.

“It was another good quarter and we experienced strong growth across all our major business lines,” said Ayala Land senior vice president and chief finance officer Jaime E. Ysmael in a media statement.


http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/hom...g-ayala-avenue
Hmmm Meron kasing construction work sa side walks along Ayala Avenue ngayon it started infront of Makati Med a month a go and now they are in front of PBCOM.. medyo naiintiga ako sa construction na yun dahil sobrang taas ng metal sheet covers na nilagay nila to cover the ongoing work. Di kaya part na ito noong BRT system nila? Nagtataka lang ako kasi ok na ok pa naman ang side walks ng Ayala ave for them to repair it this early...
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Old December 14th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #3175
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World Bank officials ready to start BRT feasibility study next month

By Jujemay G. Awit
Tuesday, December 14, 2010


http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local...udy-next-month

WORLD Bank (WB) consultants are ready to start the feasibility study on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) this month, but Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants to see the draft of the study’s details first.

City officials met with the consultants last week to discuss the details of the feasibility study for the BRT, the mass transport system that the City Government wants to implement.


The consultants are scheduled to conduct the feasibility study later this month.



Former city councilor Nestor Archival attended the meeting last Friday. Rama also designated him as the City’s official spokesperson for the project, after hiring him as consultant with a P1 annual fee.

Rama said he told the consultants to produce a draft of the feasibility study’s coverage so they can study it.

He will also ask Archival to study the draft so they can establish the role of the City in the implementation of the BRT, as well as the progress of the project.

“The connection should be clearly established,” said Rama. When the feasibility study is completed, the City will study possible funding sources and other concerns, he added.

Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority General Manager Nigel Paul Villarete, the former city planning and development coordinator, did not attend the meeting with the WB consultants, but Rama said he constantly communicates with Villarete to discuss the BRT.

Rama said that Villarete may still be busy adjusting to his new job.

Earlier, former mayor and Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) criticized Rama’s decision to have Archival head the BRT project, but Rama justified his choice, saying the former councilor is capable of handling it.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 14, 2010.
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Thanks for the update. So that's why Colin is in town?
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Old December 15th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #3177
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That's good to hear that the FS will start... perhaps that's the explanation why I saw some road length markings in Jones.

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I may not be familiar with Cebu city's politic environment but it seems Tomas Osmeña acts like a brat kid.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #3178
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about the OT,you got it right.We're still waiting when will he grow up.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:44 PM   #3179
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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Thread 3

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Link to Thread 2 in the Archives.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #3180
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World Bank to start feasibility study on proposed Cebu BRT
December 18, 2010, 6:39pm

CEBU CITY, Philippines
(PNA) - World Bank (WB) consultants are ready to start the feasibility study on Cebu’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), but Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants to see the draft of the study’s details first.

Cebu City officials met with said WB consultants last week to discuss the details of the feasibility study for the BRT, the mass transport system that the City Government wants to implement.

The consultants are scheduled to conduct the feasibility before yearend.

Former City Councilor Nestor Archival attended the meeting with the WB consultants late last week. The Cebu City mayor had Rama designated the city’s official spokesperson for the project, after hiring him as a P1-a-year consultant.

Rama said he told the WB consultants to produce a draft of what the feasibility study shall cover for the City government to go over.

He will also ask Archival to study the draft so that the role of the city can be well-defined in implementing the BRT and progress implementation of the project is established.

“The connection should be clearly established,” said Rama. Once the feasibility study is completed, the city will determine possible funding sources and other concerns, he added.

Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority General Manager Nigel Paul Villarete, the former city planning and development coordinator, did not attend the meeting with the WB consultants, but Rama said he constantly communicates with Villarete to discuss the BRT.

Rama said that Villarete may still be busy adjusting to his new job.

Earlier, former mayor and now Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) criticized Rama’s decision to have Archival as head of the BRT project, but Rama justified his choice, saying the former councilor is capable of handling the task at hand.


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