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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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P50-B Cebu Expressway road project takes off

CEBU CITY — A P50-billion road project that reduces travel time from the southern to the northern section of Cebu province to one hour is taking off next month. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Visayas has allotted P300 million for the road right-of-way (RROW) acquisition and initial civil works for […]

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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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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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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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Poe urges certification of urgency for traffic emergency powers

To fast-track the solution to Metro Manila’s traffic crisis, Sen. Grace Poe urged the Malacañang on Sunday to certify the proposed emergency powers as urgent to pave the way for its immediate approval and enactment. “Siguradong gagalaw ang emergency powers kung gagawin ng Malacañang na prayoridad ito at sesertipikahan para rin makatulong sa mabilis na […]

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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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Motorists advised to keep off EDSA as Asean VIP lanes slow traffic

Traffic along major thoroughfares, especially EDSA, already slowed to a crawl on Saturday as transport authorities prepared VIP lanes for the international delegates. For much of Saturday, traffic along the entire northbound stretch of Edsa, from Mall of Asia to Balintawak, was at a near-standstill.  On the southbound lane, traffic was slow-moving from Balintawak to […]

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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