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10 ways to squeeze out of traffic

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

In 1986, when Cory Aquino became President of a newly restored Philippine democracy, there were perhaps more people amassed on Edsa for that historic bloodless revolution than the 1.8 million motor vehicles registered in the country.

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MMDA: How about an Edsa fee?

A scheme called “congestion pricing” is being studied as a way to ease traffic flow on the country’s busiest highway. —NINO JESUS ORBETA

Days after announcing that it would no longer implement the modified odd-even scheme, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it was studying the possibility of charging a fee for every private vehicle that will use Edsa. The agency’s chief said the study was being conducted with the help of the government of Singapore, where […]

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Up next: ‘Modified odd-even’ on Edsa

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Mayors in the National Capital Region may approve in April the implementation of the modified odd-even scheme that can reduce vehicle volume on Edsa by half, according to the head of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). This would depend on the success of MMDA clearing operations that seek to rid the 17 Mabuhay Lanes […]

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50 hurt as bus tips over on Edsa

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At least 50 people were hurt, three of them seriously injured, after a public utility bus fell on its side at the corner of Edsa and Estrella Street in Makati City Thursday night. An RRCG bus plying the southbound lane hit an electric post at 8:55 p.m. and toppled over, snarling traffic for about two […]

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MMDA: ‘No window hours’ policy extended up to July

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Monday that it was extending to July the implementation of the “no window hours” policy currently covering 26 major roads in Metro Manila. According to MMDA officer in charge and general manager Tim Orbos, the Metro Manila Council has agreed to extend the policy, seeing its effectiveness […]

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Edsa zipper lane set for southbound traffic

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will hold today (Friday) a dry run for a traffic measure that opens a zipper lane for two hours on Edsa’s southbound lane, before it is fully implemented on Monday, Jan. 23. The scheme allows southbound motorists to use the innermost northbound lane starting from Main Avenue in Cubao […]

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MMDA allowing malls to hold weekday sales till Friday

The prospect of being stranded on the road is keeping holiday shoppers away from the malls, say retailers. Above, Edsa traffic in early December. JILSON SECKLER TIU

Starting today until Friday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is lifting its ban on weekday sales at shopping malls, which was earlier implemented to help ease holiday traffic especially on Edsa. MMDA officer in charge and general manager Tim Orbos said the weeklong reprieve would give the commercial establishments the chance to somehow recover […]

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Nose in, nose out’ rule on for Edsa bus terminals

’Tis the season to mind buses for the MMDA. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started the strict implementation of the so-called “nose in, nose out” policy for provincial bus terminals along Edsa to help ease traffic congestion on the country’s busiest highway, as passenger volume peaks during the holiday season. “Nose-in, nose out” means that buses must go into and out of […]

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All we want for Christmas is smooth flow of traffic on Edsa

NO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Even past midnight, vehicle lights illuminate Edsa.

There was a time when we all loved Edsa as the symbol of freedom and democracy, the centerpiece of a people power revolution in 1986 that ousted a dictator.

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MMDA: Roads in gov’t lands next to open; barangay gates must go, too

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More public properties would be opened to general traffic in order to ease road congestion during the holiday season, according to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Thomas Orbos. Aside from Camp Aguinaldo and the Naval Station in Fort Bonifacio, Orbos cited more areas in the capital that could serve as alternative routes for […]

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Apr 26, 2017

Here are some easy and practical tips to keep motoring free and easy as the summer heat continues to