Don’t cancel BRT but pursue LRT: Cebu chamber; group warns: Cebu in a crisis

A proposed BRT station.

The economic benefits of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system are clear and canceling it is “not the right thing to do,” the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) said in a statement today. What government can do is to make road widening an integral component of the project, CCCI said. The organization issued…

Cebu News Digest: April 23, 2015: DOTC awards Cebu BRT contracts to Korean firm; CV has low rice sufficiency

An artist's perspective of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Cebu.

Kunhwa Engineering & Consulting was awarded with the contract for the detailed engineering design and construction supervision of the Bus Rapid Transit system project in Cebu City. According to the Department of Agriculture (DA) 7, Central Visayas only has a 34-35 percent rice sufficiency, which means that only about 2.4 million of the 6.8 million…