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A personal COVID-19 perspective (Part 1 of 2)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
As of 4:35 pm CET (Central European Time), 17 January 2021, there have been 93,194,922 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 2,014,729 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization.
New Year’s resolutions
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
A lot of people have actually given up making them. Maybe the prospect of often failing has discouraged many.
Every New Year’s Day is a reminder
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
New Year’s Day has come and gone, at least for us who use the Gregorian calendar.
The right response to Christmas
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Celebrated as it is much today, only a few people knew and appreciated the birth of Jesus two millennia ago – when the eternal God became man, borne out of his deepest love for man.
Christmas and eternity
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 8, 2020 - 12:00am
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Our eternal God is there before eternity past, and he created the world and the universe for man to live in, with him.
12 years of Cebu BRT…
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bus Rapid Transit quest first started when then Cebu City mayor, Tomas Osmeña, requested assistance from the Public-Private Infrastructure Assistance Facility on April 20, 2008.
O’ Little Town of Bethlehem
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Christmas carols are blaring all around, but as what we wrote a month ago, many of these do not even proclaim the message of Christmas at all.
Teaching people about biking
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Two Facebook posts caught my attention yesterday.
The non-Christmas songs
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
On our bi-monthly Zoom get-together, my high school classmates commented about how early the Christmas has come this year, despite the pandemic.
Strange things happening with DOTr
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
It started with the social distancing in transit.
Transit in the new normal (Part 2): Work hours
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 30, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s very easy to be tempted to attempt and revise transit infrastructure and systems by simply taking the social distancing requirements and do the mathematical processes to compute for demand, peak and non-peak...
Transit in the new normal (Part 1)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
As we enter the 9th month of the Covid-19 pandemic, reckoned from the time it became world news in January, we’re still nowhere being definite on what the future of Mobility will be after this global change....
Transit service contracting for laymen – Part 3: Challenges to overcome
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
We introduced the concept service contracting last week, in lieu of the traditional franchising and antiquated fare-collection business model we had for decades.
Transit service contracting for laymen (Part 2): Service contracting
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week we laid out the existing “traditional system” of how transit services are provided by government.
Transit service contracting for laymen (Part 1): The existing system
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Our discussion in the previous topic of government subsidies for public transportation will easily segue into the concept of service contracting schemes for transit, since this would be the easiest way for subsidies...
Where’s the Cebu monorail?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am
We usually talk about things in hindsight when we could have talked about them with foresight.
Mobility in the new normal Part 6 – The government’s PUJ strategy
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The easiest path to normalizing our society in the post pandemic era, is to install better mobility policies, strategies, and systems.
Mobility in the new normal
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The natural result of social distancing on public transportation is the reduction of capacity, for the vehicles first, and for the system as a whole.
Mobility in the new normal (Part 3): The cost of social distancing
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
To achieve social distancing in public transportation, basically, we decrease vehicle capacity to around 12-25% (50% for jeepneys), depending on the seating (and standing, if any) configuration.
Mobility in the new normal Part 2 - Increasing public transport capacity
by Nigel Paul Villarete - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
It is obvious, of course, that one aspect of the new normal is to reduce trip demand, which we will discuss later.
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