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Adjusted mall hours effective in easing Edsa traffic—MMDA

  Adjusting opening hours of shopping malls situated along Edsa would help further ease traffic alongthe congested 24-kilometer highway, according to the Metro Manila DevelopmentAuthority (MMDA). In a Radyo INQUIRER report on Saturday, MMDA spokeswoman Celine Pialagosaid they urged mall operators to maintain the adjusted mall operating hours of 11:00a.m. to 10:00 p.m., which was implemented during the holidays.   Pialago said this was part of the government's proposed traffic reduction measures in Metro Manila. Last October, the MMDA said mall operators agreed to open late and hold nighttime deliveriesfor nonperishable goods to reduce the volume of traffic on...Keep on reading: Adjusted mall hours effective in easing Edsa traffic—MMDA.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Malling today? Don’t go too early as many shops set to open at 11 a.m.

    Shopping mall owners along the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) on Monday started implementing adjusted operating hours as agreed upon with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Starting Nov. 5 until January 14, 19 malls along Edsa would open at 11 a.m. and would close any time before 9 p.m. READ: Malls to implement new operating hours starting November Apart from the malls located on Edsa, other shopping centers along Marcos Highway, C5-Libis and Commonwealth Avenue also have adjusted business hours. The Department of Public Works and Highways was also prevented from conducting roadworks during the said period to avoid causing traffic...Keep on reading: Malling today? Don’t go too early as many shops set to open at 11 a.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

MMDA wants new mall operating hours for Christmas season

      The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is planning to ask shopping mall operators to change their opening hours to lessen heavy traffic during the holidays.   MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said he will meet with mall owners to move their business hours to 11 a.m. from the regular opening at 10 a.m. and the closing hours could also be adjusted.   "Pinatawag natin yung mall owners natin kasi 'ber' months na ulit. So hihilingin na namin ulit sa kanila yung mall opening nung mga malls na from 10 a.m. gawing 11 a.m. then yung closing bahala sila, pwedeng 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.," Garcia said in a press briefing on Friday. &...Keep on reading: MMDA wants new mall operating hours for Christmas season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Metro Manila malls to adjust operating hours starting Nov. 5

MAKATI, Oct. 11 (PIA)--Shopping mall operators in Metro Manila agreed to adjust mall operating hours starting Nov 5, 2018 to January 14, 2019 to alleviate heavier traffic particularly along EDSA, d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Adjusted malls hours, halted road works to ease Metro Manila holiday traffic

MANILA, Philippines – Mall operators in Metro Manila have agreed to adjust their store and delivery hours to help ease traffic during the holiday season – from November 5, 2018, to January 14, 2019 – while government agencies and private companies will stop all road works and diggings ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Metro Briefs

MMDA to continue dry run vs solo driving on Edsa   The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Friday that it would expand its dry run "indefinitely" until they had fully determined the effectivity of its planned ban on solo-driven vehicles on Edsa during rush hours.   However, its full implementation originally scheduled on August 23 will remain suspended.   Metro Manila Council traffic committee head and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista said the city mayors had agreed to push through with the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane policy to "study it further" and cull more data to be presented to lawmakers.   MMDA, however, will no...Keep on reading: Metro Briefs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

MMDA: Edsa buses to be exempt from ‘coding’ with HOV implementation

      The number coding scheme for buses on Edsa will be lifted by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) once the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) scheme is fully implemented.   On Friday the MMDA decided to continue the dry-run of the HOV traffic scheme. According to MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia, once the HOV is fully implemented, the coding scheme on buses might be lifted.   Garcia said the lifting the number coding scheme on both provincial buses and city buses would help commuters get a ride particularly during rush hours.   "In case the driver-only ban will be imposed, and will lead to diminishing of at least 50...Keep on reading: MMDA: Edsa buses to be exempt from ‘coding’ with HOV implementation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Provincial buses using Edsa to be restricted to certain hours in July

Operation of all provincial buses plying Edsa would soon be restricted to certain hours in the morning and the evening of the weekdays, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Starting July 15, both northbound and southbound provincial buses would be prohibited from passing through a stretch of Edsa running from Pasay up to Cubao in Quezon City from from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., from Monday to Friday. This was in anticipation of massive traffic that would be caused by consecutive road projects this July, MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said on Saturday. The measure, approved by the Metro Manila Council headed by MMDA chair Da...Keep on reading: Provincial buses using Edsa to be restricted to certain hours in July.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

MMDA urge mall owners to retain extended shopping hours

Mall operators have been urged to make permanent the adjustment of mall hours originally meant to ease traffic during the holidays. Source link link: MMDA urge mall owners to retain extended shopping hours.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT | MMDA asks mall operators for ‘late-open late-close’ shopping hours

Anticipating heavy traffic congestion when the government ramps up its infrastructure projects this year, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has asked shopping mall operators to sustain the “open late, close late” schedule of commercial hours. “We had a meeting with the mall operators to maintain the 11 am opening,” said Jojo Garcia, MMDA assistant […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

MMDA to implement HOV lane on Edsa; dry run starts Dec. 11

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it would allot the fifth 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 to test the new scheme would start on Monday, December 11, to determine if the measure is effective. He noted, however, that vehicles with only one driver and no passenger are barred from using the HOV lane.   The HOV lane would be the innermost lane on EDSA, just beside the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), according to Garcia. Current...Keep on reading: MMDA to implement HOV lane on Edsa; dry run starts Dec. 11.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

MMDA: Avoid Edsa despite opening of northbound Asean lane

Motorists along the northbound lane of Edsa could heave a sigh of relief as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) opened to motorists on Saturday night the exclusive lane for delegates attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit. On the recommendation of the Asean security and traffic committees, the MMDA allowed motorists at 6 p.m. to use the Asean lane, which for most of the day was closed off, causing traffic to almost ground to a halt. At 5 p.m., traffic along the northbound lane stretched from Mall of Asia in Pasay City to Balintawak in Quezon City. But Bong Nebrija, MMDA operations supervisor, advised motorists to still avoid Edsa...Keep on reading: MMDA: Avoid Edsa despite opening of northbound Asean lane.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

MMDA hopes to reduce 3200 vehicles off EDSA with mall hours adjustment - Manila Bulletin

MMDA hopes to reduce 3200 vehicles off EDSA with mall hours adjustment - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2017

EDSA for all

Starting today, the MMDA will impose their new rates or fines for traffic violations and you are guaranteed to get “ticket shock” when you pay because THEY’VE RAISED THEM BY 400 percent......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Try again, MMDA – The Manila Times

Try again, MMDA  The Manila Times THE Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has made a number of incredible proposals over the years for the reduction of traffic on EDSA, but the … Source link link: Try again, MMDA – The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

MMDA eyes narrower lanes for EDSA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to narrow the existing lanes on EDSA to add another lane for private vehicles in a bid to ease traffic congestion, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

MMDA on traffic: Worst is yet to come

Motorists should expect traffic gridlocks along EDSA to worsen in 2019 as two major bridges will be rehabilitated, a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Illegal parking, obstruction of traffic fines up, to be enforced in January– MMDA

METRO Manila mayors passed a resolution on Wednesday increasing the fines to be imposed on illegal parking effective in January, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. The penalty for…READ The post Illegal parking, obstruction of traffic fines up, to be enforced in January– MMDA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

MMDA to crack down on PUVs along EDSA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) would be stricter in enforcing traffic laws along EDSA, starting with public utility vehicles (PUVs), an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

MMDA operations head Bong Nebrija named Edsa traffic chief

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Monday the appointment of Edison “Bong” Nebrija, Task Force Special Operations head, as the new traffic chief along Epifanio de los Santos…READ The post MMDA operations head Bong Nebrija named Edsa traffic chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Malls adjust operating hours tomorrow

Malls in Metro Manila will be required to adjust their operating hours starting tomorrow in a bid to address the traffic problem during the holiday season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018