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There has been a series of viral videos on social media showing people attempting to open doors of cars while stuck in traffic.
The Estrella-Pantaleon bridge linking Makati City and Mandaluyong city has been reopened is passable to motorists. Around 9:00pm of September 24, the orange barriers effectively closing the bridge were removed. According to nearby residents, several men drove up in a pick up truck and removed the barriers. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was unaware of […]
Infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp. said the first phase of its C-5 South Link Expressway project is on track and will be finished by March 2019, a statement showed. The first phase is a 2.2-km section that will connect C-5 to Merville. The entire project is a six-lane 7.7-km expressway that will run to […]
To ease road congestion in the National Capital Region, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will assist the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in crafting a five-year traffic management action plan. In a statement Wednesday, Japan’s aid agency said it signed this week with the MMDA the records of discussion for the comprehensive traffic management plan […]
Brace for heavier traffic particularly in the cities of Mandaluyong and Makati as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) starts the repair of Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge on Sunday, Sept. 23. At 8 a.m. on Sunday, the two-lane bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jojo Garcia announced […]
The 30-month closure of a bridge connecting the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong, which is set to start this month, can affect about 40,000 vehicles daily, diverting them to inner streets and aggravating traffic conditions. In a hearing held on Wednesday by the House committee on Metro Manila development, Director Virgilio Castillo of the Department […]
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has sought talks with the Makati City government to integrate underground train systems as a private sector offer to build a $3.7-billion (P200 billion) Makati subway project emerged. The Makati subway, proposed by a consortium that includes local builder IRC Properties and China Harbour Engineering Construction Ltd., will be an […]
Starting today, August 31, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will no longer tow vehicles illegally parked on major thoroughfares and alternative routes. Instead, it will just slap a P500-fine on their owners. In a bid to strengthen traffic enforcement to ease congestion in the metropolis, the MMDA said Thursday that it would begin issuing […]
Two years ago, when my mother suffered her third and most serious stroke that left her in the ICU for several weeks, I had to drive to and from the hospital every day.
Under the HOV policy which is being enforced without penalties for now by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), driver-only vehicles are banned from Edsa from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays. Despite public criticism and a Senate resolution urging it to lift the ban, […]