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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

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

Few good options on anthem protests for NFL owners

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn't going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners' efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league's attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to individual teams backfired on Thursday when the Miami Dolphins tried to categorize raising a fist or kneeling during the anthem as "conduct detrimental to the club." That gave them the right to punish a player with a fine or up to a four-game suspension — one game more than Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston got when he was accused of groping an Uber driver. Hours after The Associated Press reported on Miami's rules, the NFL and the players union issued a joint statement saying they were putting any anthem conduct policy on hold to see if they could come up with a compromise. But the owners aren't left with many good options to diffuse the controversy, especially with President Donald Trump eager to fan the flames. Here's a look at some of them: LEAVE IT TO THE TEAMS The Plan: The league's solution, which the NFL Players Association challenged, was to allow each team to determine whether to punish its own players for protesting during the anthem. The policy adopted in May by team owners subjected clubs to fines and required players to stand if they are on the field during "The Star-Spangled Banner," though it allowed players to stay in the locker room if they wished. This would have given hard-line owners in conservative regions a chance to clamp down while allowing teams in more liberal areas to let their players have their say. As it turned out, all it did was punt the ball down the road. The Winners: None. With players punished in some cities and protesting freely in others, there would always be plenty to complain about for those inclined to do so. And everyone seems inclined to do so these days. The Losers: NFL owners. Any punishment is destined to divide the locker room and the fandom; should a team actually suspend a significant contributor, it would only be hurting itself. And the guarantee of unequal treatment between and within teams would surely keep the issue in the news for yet another season. GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY The Plan: Ask players to stand at attention during the national anthem, and hope that they do. The Winners: Players, who would retain the ability to call attention to causes they believe in, namely racial inequality and police brutality . And President Trump, who gets applause any time he attacks the protesting players as he stumps for Republicans in the November midterm elections. The Losers: NFL owners, or at least those like Houston's Bob McNair who have chafed at the notion of the "inmates running the prison." They lose control and remain a subject of Trump's ridicule. KEEP PLAYERS IN THE LOCKER ROOM DURING THE ANTHEM The Plan: Players can't protest during the anthem if they aren't on the field during the anthem. Or so the theory goes. But the demonstrations were never about the anthem itself; it started as a way for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest racial inequality and expanded into a league-wide us-vs.-them after Trump's hollered at one rally: "Get that son of a bitch off the field." The Winners: Fans who were triggered by the sight of players kneeling during the song. And players, who could surely find another forum for their protests. The Losers: NFL owners. The president has already said this isn't patriotic enough for him, so there's little hope of him easing up on his criticism. And it would cost them the connection to the flag and country they have worked hard to cultivate. COMPROMISE The Plan: Other sports worked with their players so that they didn't have to protest to be heard. Maybe the owners make a donation to the players' pet projects, play a video on the scoreboard, or otherwise give them a forum for their concerns. The Winners: Players. It's not about the protest, it's about the cause. The Losers: NFL owners. Even if they could stomach the loss of control, the political intrusion on the sport is bound to alienate some fans. STOP PLAYING THE ANTHEM BEFORE GAMES The Plan: Join almost every other country in the world and skip the forced display of patriotism that demands players stand at attention while fans check their phones, finish their hot dogs or take the opportunity to visit the bathroom. If teams want to honor the military or local first-responders, let them do so free from marketing deals. The Winners: Fans who don't consider the anthem an integral part of the sports experience, giving them another 90 seconds in to spend in game day traffic without missing anything. The Losers. NFL owners. Concessionaires. And a whole generation of American Idol also-rans......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

MMDA: Expect heavy traffic along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard due to ‘leak repair’

Motorists have been advised to brace for heavier traffic along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) due to water leak repair, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. In an advisory, the MMDA said water concessionaire Manila Water will conduct an "emergency leak repair" along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard starting July 7. The repair works, to be carried out on a 24/7 schedule, will focus on a large mainline located at the southbound section of the area. The MMDA said pre-works will start on July 7 while the repair itself will begin on July 14 and last about 30 days. "Vehicles turning right from EDSA to Shaw Boulevard will be diverted to Starmall premises to allow sout...Keep on reading: MMDA: Expect heavy traffic along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard due to ‘leak repair’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

MMDA warns of traffic jams as roads closed for repair

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned motorists of heavy traffic starting today due to road repairs along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and in some parts of EDSA, Quezon City and Makati City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

The golden age of infrastructure or just aging infrastructure?

During rush hour on a rainy, slippery Wednesday night last week, the whole stretch of EDSA was a sea of red lights with thousands of cars stuck for hours on end in the monstrous traffic jam......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

36 hurt as 2 buses crash on EDSA-Timog Ave.

https://twitter.com/dzIQ990/status/1001983975555026952 Around 36 passengers were reported to have sustained minor injuries after two buses collided on the southbound lane of EDSA near Timog Avenuein Quezon City on Thursday morning.   In a Twitter post, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the accident occurred at the service road of Timog Avenue around7:52 a.m., and jammed one lane of EDSA in the area.   Meanwhile, in a DZMM report, MMDA said that emergency teams were deployed at the scene to respond to the needs of injured passengers. TheMMDA also said the accident worsened the traffic flow in that portion of EDSA.     The...Keep on reading: 36 hurt as 2 buses crash on EDSA-Timog Ave......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Grab PH donates body cameras to MMDA to promote transparency

Grab Philippines donated 100 body cameras to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to help promote transparency when apprehending traffic violators. The gadgets, set to boost the MMDA's operations, were turned over to the agency during its flag raising ceremony on Monday. These will be issued to traffic enforcers manning Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) and chokepoint areas in the capital after undergoing training. "This will go a very long way in terms of making a difference sa pagganap ng tungkulin ng ating mga traffic enforcers (in performing the jobs of our traffic enforcers)," MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said during the turnover ceremony. MMDA General Mana...Keep on reading: Grab PH donates body cameras to MMDA to promote transparency.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Expect traffic disruptions today along EDSA, Ortigas area with ADB meet convoy dry run

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has advised motorists to expect traffic disruptions on Monday, April 16, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, with the convoy dry run for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) 51st Annual Meeting in May. The main affected area would be the Ortigas Central Business District, where the ADB headquarters is […] The post Expect traffic disruptions today along EDSA, Ortigas area with ADB meet convoy dry run appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Bogus MMDA enforcer issues fake ticket, steals driver’s license

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has warned the public against persons posing as legitimate traffic enforcers to extort money following a complaint of a victimized motorist.   A bogus MMDA enforcer was identified only as "Traffic Constable III Gulong" through the fake citation ticket he issued to Christopher Morante for reckless driving on Edsa.   Aside from fining Morante for P2,000, Gulong also confiscated Morante's driver's license.   Morante, a resident of Mandaluyong, was supposed to redeem his licenseon Mondaywhen he learned that his ticket was fake.   "The agency does not have the motorist's driver's license. The ...Keep on reading: Bogus MMDA enforcer issues fake ticket, steals driver’s license.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Bank drive now open to private cars

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday announced that Bank Drive in Ortigas Center in Pasig City is now open to private vehicles to ease traffic congestion in the commercial district. MMDA’s Traffic Engineering Center (TEC) said vehicles traversing Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) northbound and heading to Ortigas area can now access [...] The post Bank drive now open to private cars appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Bank Drive in Ortigas open to motorists from 6-10 a.m. daily

BANK DRIVE, the road between Asian Development Bank (ADB) and SM Megamall in Ortigas, will now be open to motorists from 6-10 a.m. daily, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced yesterday. MMDA said the four-hour window would ease traffic congestion in the area during rush hour. Previously, motorists from EDSA going to the Ortigas […] The post Bank Drive in Ortigas open to motorists from 6-10 a.m. daily appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Regalado Highway in Quezon City to be partially closed for 5 hours

MANILA, Philippines – A portion of Regalado Highway in Quezon City will be closed to traffic from 11 pm on Monday, February 26, to 4 am on Tuesday, February 27, due to Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT7) construction. According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Acting General Manager Jojo Garcia, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration - Inquirer.net

MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration

        A portion of Edsa will be closed to motorists on Sunday for the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, the Metro Manila Development Authority(MMDA) announcedon Friday.   The celebration will be onFebruary 25,Sunday, with the theme "Edsa 2018: Effecting Change Towards Strengthened Democracy."   The MMDA announced that the Ortigas Avenue to northbound Santolan will be partially closed from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.   "Two outer lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic while three inner lanes from Edsa-Ortigas flyover will still be passable to motorists up to Aguinaldo Gate," the agency s...Keep on reading: MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

SKYWAY STANDSTILL | If Mayon has moved to Naga, is Skyway the new EDSA?

MANILA - The internet was ablaze Monday as angry motorists lambasted the Skyway management for the humongous traffic jams caused by its opening of new toll booths supposed to "facilitate faster toll collection" but which got people stuck for hours, including those catching flights at NAIA Terminal 3......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018