had been hounded by accidents and onerous maintenance contracts.
On 20th August, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) finally received the approval of the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) to enter into a negotiated contract that will accelerate the procurement of a 3-year maintenance provider of the MRT3
BURI accused MRT3
Director for Operations and Head of the Maintenance Transition Team (MTT) Michael Capati of offering explanations which "do not reflect the true and current state of the MRT3
Autre Porte Technique Global Inc (APT Global) currently manages the maintenance of the MRT3
3019, also known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and Section 65(c)(1) of the Government Procurement Reform Act for being partial to PH Trams and CB and T Joint Venture in the awarding of the MRT3
maintenance contract back in October 2012.
has become the opposite of what it was intended to be - a convenient commuter service to avoid the vehicular traffic jam on the main Edsa thoroughfare.
The awarding on Thursday faced several challenges, including a legal delay as the DOTC weighed the impact of a Supreme Court ruling barring the department from transferring the location of the LRT1 and MRT3
common station from an area near SM City North Edsa in Quezon City to the Ayala Group s adjacent Trinoma shopping mall.
The consultant, TUV Rheinland, a German firm established in 1872, said the trains met the qualifications set by the DOTr for MRT3
For was it not during Roxas' term as transportation secretary that the almost daily breakdowns of and frequent accidents in the MRT3
13 accident wherein a defective MRT3
train overshot the railway tracks and hit a barrier at the Taft Avenue Station in Pasay City, injuring more than 30 passengers.
From left) MRT3
Director for Operations Michael Capati, Usec for Railways TJ Batan, and MRT3
general manager Rodolfo Garcia (DOTr / MANILA BULLETIN)
The new direction with Sumitomo also casts the spotlight on the MRT3
rehabilitation, maintenance and operations offer of Metro Pacific Investments Corp.