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MMDA: No number coding from March 28 to April 2

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has lifted the number coding scheme starting today, March 28, up to April 2, Monday, for both public and private vehicles in anticipation of the exodus to the provinces for Holy Week. Acting MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said on Tuesday that the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) […]

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Number coding suspended for today, March 19 – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has lifted its number coding scheme for Monday, March 19, to help ease possible impact of the nationwide transport strike to the public. In a Twitter post, the MMDA said the suspension of the number coding scheme covers entire Metro Manila, including Makati City and Las Piñas City. Jeepney […]

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‘Fake news’ on noncontact apprehension policy hits MMDA, sows confusion

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) maintained that traffic constables would still flag down erring motorists, contrary to text messages that circulated on Friday claiming otherwise. Jojo Garcia, acting MMDA general manager, made the clarification in an effort to prevent possible confrontations that may arise between motorists and traffic constables due to the “erroneous reports,” […]

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DID YOU KNOW: 12,635 road crashes recorded in Metro Manila

According to the latest Road Crash Statistics Report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System, there were 12,635 road crashes on Edsa in 2017. Of this figure, 19 accidents were fatal, 776 resulted in non-fatal injuries while 11,840 resulted in damage to property.  —Marielle Medina

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Beware of fake I-ACT agents

Beware of “enterprising” personnel exploiting the government’s crackdown on dilapidated and smoke-belching vehicles. Transport Undersecretary Tim Orbos on Sunday warned the public against fake Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) enforcers who use the “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” campaign to harass private motorists and drivers of public utility vehicles. According to Orbos, there were several ways […]

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MMDA: 53,000 to get summons for Edsa bus lane violation

During the first three months of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s reimplementation of the bus lane policy along Edsa, more than 53,000 private cars and buses were caught violating the lane restriction through the agency’s no-contact apprehension policy. Motorists tagged for the violation should expect to receive summons this week, According to Jojo Garcia, the […]

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MMDA lifts number coding on Wednesday due to transport strike

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has lifted its number coding for Wednesday to help commuters get a ride during an expected nationwide transport strike scheduled for that day. “To help commuters that might be affected by the transport strike, the UVVRP [Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program] or number coding scheme is suspended tomorrow, Jan. […]

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Increase fines for top 20 traffic violations -Metro Manila mayors

The mayors of the Metro Manila have reached a consensus to increase the fine for the top 20 violations committed by drivers. During the Metro Manila Council (MMC), meeting on Dec. 5, the mayors decided to “synchronize” the fines and set them based on the highest penalty set by a certain local government. During the […]

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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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