Tag: transportation

Amazing technology breakthroughs

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 6, 2017   NEWARK, California — A self-driving car of Uber was caught going through a red light in San Francisco by a dashcam video taken by a taxi driver the week I arrived here. Uber had apparently unleashed a fleet of driverless cars for testing. They […]

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Christmas traffic

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 21, 2016   SAN FRANCISCO – My daughter, who works in Redwood City and lives in this city, took over an hour and a half last Thursday for a drive home that normally takes less than an hour. The rush to the city where a lot of […]

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What does it take?

January 3, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 15, 2016   Congress doesn’t seem to have gotten the message; yet it’s an abundantly clear message, not just here but worldwide. People have had enough, they don’t want business as usual, they want real action on real issues that can improve their daily lives. Donald Trump […]

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Traffic pa more

December 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (Philippine Star) December 12, 2016   Last week, data on local auto sales were released. Car sales rose 22.2 percent year-on-year in November, while data for the 11 months of the year saw 24.3 percent year-on-year growth. It is good news for car manufacturers and dealers, but bad news for almost […]

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Does Tugade have ‘it’?

December 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (Philippine Star) December 2, 2016   There seems to be more to the constant carping of Speaker Alvarez about Transport Secretary Art Tugade than meets the eye. Even the vicious but empty attacks by a group called Road Users Protection Advocates seem to have a hidden agenda. The Speaker, a former Transport secretary […]

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Urban congestion and traffic

November 29, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 18, 2016   Being stuck in traffic is the daily bane of our existence. Our government goes through the motions of seeming to address the problem, but in reality is so afraid to make the tough decisions that will begin to make conditions better. So […]

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Two unsolicited bids for airport

November 4, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco  (The Philippine Star) November 4, 2016   We badly need a respectable international gateway airport, one that does not embarrass us with foreign visitors. All our major ASEAN partners have modern airports and they are still expanding and building new terminals while we basically stagnate. But things seem to […]

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Gearing for smarter skies

November 3, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 2, 2016   I have had the privilege of being part of the party that brought home three jetliners of Philippine Airlines through the years. The first was back in the early ’90s when we brought home a 747 with President Ramos on board. He […]

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Aviation sector eager to fly

November 3, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 31, 2016   SEATTLE – As I listened to the presentations of a team of Boeing executives on the state of the aviation industry, it confirmed the impression we are being seriously left behind. The blame can be laid squarely on the past administrations. Our […]

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Traffic in the first hundred days

October 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 7, 2016   Today marks the first one hundred days of the Duterte administration. Cabinet secretaries will produce long lists of accomplishments but only a few things matter to people… traffic, for one. Traffic is the elephant in the room, so to speak, but the […]

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