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Expert sees dead end for ‘one-way Edsa’ proposal

A traffic expert thumbed down a lawmaker’s proposal to adopt a one-way traffic scheme for major thoroughfares like Edsa and C-5, saying Metro Manila’s road network could not support such a “drastic” scheme. Primitivo Cal, executive director of the University of the Philippines Planning and Development Research Foundation, said copying a system like that in […]

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HPG back on Edsa to help ease holiday traffic

Almost a year after it was pulled out of Edsa, the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) of the Philippine National Police was redeployed on the country’s busiest thoroughfare to ease congestion as the holiday season nears. Transport Undersecretary Tim Orbos said 60 HPG personnel would man various choke points along Edsa, with 20 of them posted […]

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MMDA not keen on traffic-easing measures for holiday season

Patience will be a must this holiday season for shoppers. As policemen stepped up their visibility in malls with the start of the “ber” months, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) asked the public to schedule their trips to shopping centers in the absence of new traffic-easing measures to be implemented for the holiday season. […]

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Uber suspension helped ease traffic–MMDA chief

Traffic flow in the metropolis became slightly better after Uber was suspended by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) earlier this month. Citing reports he received, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Danilo Lim said on Thursday that the traffic situation eased by about five percent. However, it still has much room for […]

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Substitute to Edsa seen facing hitches

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is looking into possible alignment issues between a private sector-proposed toll road and a separate road project it is planning in Metro Manila, its top official said. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the DPWH was reviewing the C3 Elevated Expressway project of SM Investments […]

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DOTr sees better traffic on Edsa with exit of bus terminals

Traffic flow on Edsa is expected to improve with the transfer starting next month of all provincial bus terminals from the busy thoroughfare to the integrated transport terminal in Marikina City. The move is expected to affect at least 1,000 provincial buses although the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has yet to set a timetable for […]

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BGC-Ortigas Center link to ease traffic across the Pasig

Officials on Wednesday inaugurated the construction of a P1.6-billion road project linking Ortigas Business Center in Pasig City and Bonifacio Global City (BGC) commercial district in Taguig City. The BGC-Ortigas Center Link road project is designed to improve accessibility among the cities of Pasig, Taguig, Mandaluyong and Makati, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said. Once […]

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Edsa travel time cut by 11 minutes

Not all commuters may agree but, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), travel time from one end of Edsa to another has become faster by 11 minutes. It attributed the improvement to the different traffic alleviation measures being implemented on the country’s busiest thoroughfare. Citing the results of its recent time and motion […]

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MMDA, Pasig shake drills to test public’s disaster preparedness, patience

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) appealed to the public for understanding as it holds on Friday afternoon its third metro-wide quake drill that is expected to ground traffic to a near standstill. At exactly 4 p.m. today, cellular signal, power as well as the operations of the train lines would halt for 45 seconds to simulate the effects […]

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Light truck ban on Edsa, shaw extended to Sept. 15

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

The light truck ban on Edsa and Shaw Boulevard has been extended until Sept. 15, based on the regulation issued by the Metro Manila Council (MMC), the policy-making body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The regulation prohibits trucks with a gross capacity weight of 4,500 kilograms and below from plying Edsa and Shaw […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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