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DOTr eyes ridding Edsa of 6,000 buses

Transport officials expect to rid Edsa of around 6,000 buses once the integrated bus terminal in Bocaue, Bulacan, becomes operational as early as 2020. To be built on the Ciudad de Victoria complex owned by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), the North Luzon Express Terminal will be the fourth integrated bus terminal to be opened […]

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DPWH starts weekend repairs on parts of Edsa

Starting this week until June, motorists should avoid Edsa from 11 p.m. every Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) begins the three-month-long rehabilitation of parts of Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfare. According to Jojo Garcia, acting general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), motorists headed […]

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Traffic to get even worse in 2018

Traffic congestion along Edsa —INQUIRER PHOTO/RICHARD A. REYES

Traffic in Metro Manila is bound to get worse before it gets better, as the government rolls out its infrastructure projects meant to ease road congestion in the third quarter of 2018. “There are many projects [in 2018] that are part of the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program … that will simultaneously [start construction by this […]

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MMDA men on Edsa get body cameras

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) received on Thursday a donation of body cameras for its traffic constables, whose recordings will now form part of the documentation of apprehended motorists and can also be used as proof when pressing charges against road bullies. MMDA chair Danilo Lim formally received 20 body cameras, which were issued […]

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MMDA plans 1 more week of HOV lane trial

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) plans to extend for one more week the test run of a traffic scheme designating a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane along Edsa. MMDA operations supervisor Bong Nebrija said the extension was being considered to better familiarize motorists with the scheme and address difficulties encountered by traffic enforcers, especially when […]

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Heavy-tinted car windows confuse MMDA enforcers

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday had a hard time checking the compliance of motorists with its “high-occupancy vehicle” (HOV) lane due to the heavily-tinted windows of over 60 percent of cars using the lane. As of 4:30 p.m., the MMDA recorded 6,118 motorists on the HOV lane. Of this number, 1,121 cars […]

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MMDA sets HOV lane on Edsa; dry run starts Dec. 11

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it would allot the innermost lane on EDSA for high-occupancy vehicles (HOV), or vehicles with at least two passengers including the driver, as a way to ease traffic. In a press conference, MMDA Assistant General Manager for Planning Jojo Garcia said that a week-long dry run […]

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MMDA will limit ‘driver-only’ cars to 2 Edsa lanes

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will test starting Monday a traffic scheme on Edsa that will limit “driver-only” vehicles to just two lanes while allotting the highway’s innermost lane for vehicles carrying two or more persons each. Under the measure, the innermost lane, which is also the closest to the Metro Rail Transit (MRT […]

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EDSA speed limit down to 50kph

In a baffling move, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Wednesday that the speed limit along the 24-kilometer stretch of Edsa will be reduced from a maximum of 60 kilometers per hour to only 50 kilometers per hour.  The traffic reduction measure is intended to further minimize vehicular crashes on the congested highway, MMDA […]

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Poe urges certification of urgency for traffic emergency powers

To fast-track the solution to Metro Manila’s traffic crisis, Sen. Grace Poe urged the Malacañang on Sunday to certify the proposed emergency powers as urgent to pave the way for its immediate approval and enactment. “Siguradong gagalaw ang emergency powers kung gagawin ng Malacañang na prayoridad ito at sesertipikahan para rin makatulong sa mabilis na […]

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Jun 13, 2018

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May 16, 2018

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