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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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3 Metro tollroad groups agree to integrate payment systems

The three tollroad groups that operate over a dozen expressways in Metro Manila and nearby portions of Luzon sealed an agreement Friday that would integrate their current cash and electronic payment systems, as well as those of future roads, within one year. It was described as a milestone event by conglomerates San Miguel Corp., Metro […]

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PH to ink deal with Singapore on solving traffic woes

Transport officials are turning to Singapore for help in addressing the country’s perennial traffic problem which is costing the economy at least P2.4 billion daily. Tim Orbos, the transport undersecretary for road transport, said on Monday that within the year, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) would enter into an agreement with the Singaporean government to […]

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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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MMDA: Blame erring bus firms, not us

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday said commuters inconvenienced by the closure of nine bus terminals on Edsa should not blame the agency but the erring bus companies. Speaking to reporters, Jojo Garcia, chief of staff of MMDA chair Danilo Lim, said bus companies should not rile up the public against the agency […]

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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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Heavy traffic on Commonwealth Avenue as MRT 7 work begins

The Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT 7) Traffic Management Task Force has advised motorists of possible traffic buildup on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City as construction of the guideway for Station 3 starts tomorrow, Aug. 15. From seven lanes in both directions, the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue from University Avenue to Central Avenue will be […]

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German man swims 2 km to work every day to avoid traffic

Most people working in a 9-to-5 job can attest to how demoralizing the morning commute could be. Fed up with the congested roads and city traffic gridlocks, office worker Benjamin David decided to take an unconventional route—by swimming a 2-kilometer stretch of a river near his home in going to work. The 40-year-old German national, […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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