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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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MMDA points to TNCs as cause of heavier traffic but Grab disagrees

Asked to pinpoint the cause of the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila over the past few months, a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) official on Friday cited the huge volume of cars on the road. According to MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago, Edsa alone has exceeded its carrying capacity of 6,000 cars per hour per […]

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MMDA nabs 684 motorists for violating EDSA bus lanes

A total of 462 private motorists and 222 bus drivers were apprehended on Monday as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) strictly enforced the bus lane on the entire stretch of Edsa. Jojo Garcia, MMDA assistant general manager for planning, claimed that as a result, it was able to ease traffic on the busy thoroughfare. […]

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MMDA to enforce EDSA lane restrictions

Be conscious about bus lanes and motorcycle lanes when driving on Edsa. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will strictly enforce lane restrictions on Edsa to help ease traffic during the holiday season. Starting on Monday, Nov. 20, only buses and other public utility vehicles (PUVs) will be allowed to use the two outermost lanes […]

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MMDA lifts number coding on October 17

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended the number coding scheme for October 17, 2017, in connection with the second day of a public transport strike. With the suspension of the MMDA’s number coding scheme, Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or UVVRP, vehicles ending in 3 and 4 on their license plates are allowed […]

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MMDA lifts number coding for Monday transport strike

In its bid to help the riding public on the first day of the transport strike, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has lifted the number coding for Monday. In an advisory posted on its social media accounts, the MMDA said: “UVVRP is lifted tomorrow, October 16, 2017, for all private and public vehicles to help the riding public […]

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Dec 13, 2017

While the 45th Tokyo Motor Show is long over, many of us who visited still feel nostalgic and excited