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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

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

MMDA announces measures to address traffic as holiday rush nears

Say goodbye to your Friday sale in shopping malls starting next month after the government and private mall operators agreed on various measures to ease traffic conditions on Metro Manila roads during the holiday season. Source link link: MMDA announces measures to address traffic as holiday rush nears.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

MMDA seeks to alter mall operating hours - Manila Bulletin

MMDA seeks to alter mall operating hours - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

UAAP: Spa and buffet lead to relaxed basketball from Growling Tigers

The UST Growling Tigers can thank a day away from basketball for playing one for their finest games this UAAP season. As the 19-time UAAP champions' current squad consist a young core, with six rookies at the helm, their tendency is to break down if a fiery coach like Aldin Ayo puts pressure on them. On the day following their devastating 27-point loss against the De La Salle Green Archers at the Mall of Asia Arena, the mentor told his guys to relax and forget hoops for a while, with the dividends clearly showing in UST's win over the UE Red Warriors. "Ang ginawa namin, wala munang basketball. They went to a spa, nag-buffet. After classes, nag-relax ‘yung mga bata. Walang ginawa. They detached themselves from basketball," Ayo said of the move. He then reduced the usual practice time from four to five hours down to merely an hour, with the rest of the time devoted to reviewing film. That, Ayo said, relieved his players of stress and rejuvenated them for Saturday's game. His players then repaid him by raining 16 three-pointers, five more than their two-point conversions. Rookie of the Year candidate CJ Cansino also tallied a huge double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds, undoubtedly one of the best marks by any player this season. "Na-relax tuloy ‘yung mga bata. I can say that it was effective kasi maganda ‘yung resulta eh. Pero titingnan naming kung ano gagawin namin sa next game namin [vs UP on Wednesday]. Ayo also did his part by not writing marching orders on the whiteboard before the game, "no pointers" as he put it, and noticed that the young Tigers were more relaxed that way.  Even though it worked this time, the former Letran and La Salle coach said that the relaxation approach may not work against every opponent, thus taking it on a case-to-case basis.  "Sabi ni Renzo [Subido], ‘Coach, we overdo it sometimes. Sometimes, sobrang kulang naman. Sabi ko sa kanila, ‘Let’s meet halfway, let’s moderate things.’ Every time we moderate things, nagiging balanse eh. So ‘di naman sobra, ‘di naman kulang. Galing kay Renzo ‘yun.” __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

MMDA to malls: Delay opening time to ease traffic

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) once again appealed to owners and operators of shopping malls to adjust their operating hours to help ease the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila, especially as the Christmas season is approaching. Source link link: MMDA to malls: Delay opening time to ease traffic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

MMDA to malls: Delay opening time to ease traffic

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) once again appealed to owners and operators of shopping malls to adjust their operating hours to help ease the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila, especially as the Christmas season is approaching......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Illegal parking fines raised

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) on Saturday approved stiffer fines against illegally parked cars in the National Capital Region. Reports said the fines were hiked to free side streets of obstructions and provide alternate routes to make Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) controversial high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) scheme on EDSA more effective. Composed of Metro Manila […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

MMDA urges: Carpool amid infra projects

Due to upcoming infrastructure projects, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is calling on motorists to try carpooling to reduce traffic along EDSA and other parts of the metropolis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

As Expected, MMDA to Continue with EDSA HOV Traffic Scheme Dry Run - Yahoo News

As Expected, MMDA to Continue with EDSA HOV Traffic Scheme Dry Run - Yahoo News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

MMDA, Duterte to meet on traffic woes

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to meet with President Duterte to discuss the agency’s traffic reduction measures, including the ban on driver-only vehicles on EDSA, an official said yesterday. Source link link: MMDA, Duterte to meet on traffic woes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018