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The year ahead: More vehicles, heavier traffic on EDSA

The MMDA said over 400,000 vehicles are expected to pass through EDSA daily this year, higher than the 357,000-vehicle daily average in 2017. Source link link: The year ahead: More vehicles, heavier traffic on EDSA.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJan 2nd, 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 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: 3-vehicle crash on EDSA near MRT-3 Ortigas station

Three vehicles collided along EDSA on Fridayafternoon, causing slight traffic slowdown near Ortigas, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.   Mary Grace Alparo, computer operator 1 at MMDA, said a Hyundai Starex van (TOX 895) crashed on a Toyota Vios (ABG 4991) and Nissan Sentra (TPD 227) near the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) Ortigas stationaround12:36 p.m.   According to Alparo, one lane of EDSA-northbound in Ortigas has been affected due to the incident.   Alparosaid there were no reported casualties from the three-vehicle crash. /kga...Keep on reading: MMDA: 3-vehicle crash on EDSA near MRT-3 Ortigas station.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 at Fenway in World Series opener

By Ben Walker, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys. Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a chilly, windy Tuesday night. Benintendi had four hits, Martinez drove in two early runs and pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez golfed a three-run homer to seal it. The 108-win Red Sox got a solid effort from their bullpen after an expected duel between aces Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw never developed. From the get-go, old Fenway Park caused all sorts of problems for the Dodgers. Mookie Betts led off for the Red Sox with a popup that twisted first baseman David Freese as he tried to navigate the tight foul space near the stands and gauge the gusts. Lost, he overran the ball and it dropped behind him. "You never really know," Benintendi said. "The flag will be blowing one way, and the wind is actually blowing the other. You have to be on your toes pretty much." Given a second chance, Betts lined a single that set up a two-run first inning. "It was important for us to score first and kind of put some pressure on them," he said. In the seventh, newly inserted left fielder Joc Pederson looked hesitant as he chased Benintendi's soft fly, rushing toward the seats that jut out down the line. The ball ticked off his glove for a ground-rule double, and soon Nunez connected to break open a 5-4 game. "We didn't play the defense that we typically do. I thought we left some outs out there," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "And it didn't make Clayton's job any easier." The crowd and cold temperatures were no picnic for Los Angeles, either. The oddly angled ballpark became an echo chamber even before the first pitch. Chants of "Beat LA!" began early, Kershaw got heckled with a sing-song serenade and Dodgers villain Manny Machado heard loud boos all evening. Only one person wearing Dodger blue drew a cheer: Roberts, saluted in pregame introductions for the daring steal that turned the tide in Boston's 2004 playoff comeback against the Yankees. It was 53 degrees at first pitch and it dropped into the mid-40s by the end. That was the coldest game for Los Angeles this season and quite a contrast from last year's World Series, when it was a record 103 degrees for the opener at Dodger Stadium. "We won Game 1 last year and lost the Series, so maybe we'll try it out this way. See if we can win one," Kershaw said. Game 2 is Wednesday night, when it's supposed to be even colder. David Price, fresh from beating Houston in the ALCS clincher, starts against Hyun-Jin Ryu. Benintendi scored three times for Boston, trying for its fourth championship in 15 years. Matt Kemp homered and Justin Turner had three hits for the Dodgers, aiming for their first crown since 1988. Machado drove in three runs, and his RBI grounder in the fifth inning made it 3-all. Boston retook the lead in the bottom half when Xander Bogaerts hustled to beat out a potential inning-ending double play — Dodgers reliever Ryan Madson seemed to celebrate a little too early. Rafael Devers followed with an RBI single, giving himself an early birthday present. He turned 22 at midnight, three minutes before the game ended. Martinez, who led the majors with 130 RBIs, gave the crowd a scare when his foot slipped rounding second base on a run-scoring double in the third. He fell hard, but soon got up. Steve Pearce, ruled safe at first on a replay review, scored from there on Martinez's double. The ball hit a metal garage-type grate on the far center-field wall and took a weird carom, giving Pearce extra time to score. A garage-style grate, used for groundskeeping vehicles and such. What other park has that in play? A day before this opener, Kershaw and most of the Dodgers pooh-poohed the prospect that Fenway would cause them trouble. Most of them had never played at the oldest ballpark in the majors, built in 1912, but said they were sure they'd be OK. It didn't quite turn out that way in their first trip to Fenway since 2010. Besides, clubs coming to Beantown have other things to worry about. "I think the biggest challenge for a team coming in here is you're playing the Boston Red Sox," pitcher Nathan Eovaldi said Monday. The only other time the Dodgers and Red Sox met in the World Series was 1916, when Babe Ruth helped pitch Boston to the championship. Those games were at Braves Field, the bigger home park of the city's National League franchise. Kershaw and Sale each started out wearing short sleeves, but neither warmed to the possibility of the marquee matchup. In similar outings, both were pulled before getting an out in the fifth. Kershaw took the loss in his first appearance at Fenway, tagged for five runs on seven hits and three walks. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner fell to 9-9 in the postseason, his October results often falling short of his brilliant regular-season resume. "All the way around it wasn't a good night," Kershaw said. Sale threw 91 pitches in his first outing since the ALCS opener. He was hospitalized last week for an unspecified stomach illness. Matt Barnes, the first of six Boston relievers, got the win. Eovaldi pitched the eighth and Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth as the Red Sox bullpen held the Dodgers to one run on three hits in five innings. Boston manager Alex Cora won in his first try guiding a club in the Series. This also marked the first World Series game between teams led by minority managers. LUCKY CHARMS Both teams had omens on their side. Three gorgeous rainbows appeared over Fenway before the game, much like a colorful arc that came ahead of Boston's winning effort in the 2013 World Series. The stadium organist played "The Impossible Dream" in a nod to Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski. The 79-year-old Yaz bounced his ceremonial first pitch, asked for another try and did fine. Magic Johnson was in the park, too. The former Lakers star, who heard plenty of "Beat LA!" chants at Boston Garden, is a part-time owner of the Dodgers and visited Fenway for the first time. Plus this: On this date in 1945, Dodgers executive Branch Rickey announced the signing of Jackie Robinson. UP NEXT Price had been 0-9 in 11 postseason starts before pitching six scoreless innings to help close out the Astros in Game 5. Ryu was 1-1 with a 3.40 ERA in three playoff starts this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 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

Long road ahead for Asian drivers revving up to go electric

KUALA LUMPUR — When Benjamin Jacob stops his new scooter at traffic lights in Malaysia’s capital, fellow drivers sometimes flash their lights or honk their horns at him, though he has done nothing wrong. With his silent electric motorcycle, other users of Kuala Lumpur’s congested roads wrongfully assume the 29-year-old has turned off his engine […] The post Long road ahead for Asian drivers revving up to go electric appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Long road ahead for Asian drivers revving up to go electric

KUALA LUMPUR — When Benjamin Jacob stops his new scooter at traffic lights in Malaysia’s capital, fellow drivers sometimes flash their lights or honk their horns at him, though he has done nothing wrong. With his silent electric motorcycle, other users of Kuala Lumpur’s congested roads wrongfully assume the 29-year-old has turned off his engine or […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 1st, 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, 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

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......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

House panel mulls hearing on new EDSA traffic scheme

The House Committee on Transportation can conduct a motu proprio hearing on the Metro Manila Development Authority’s implementation of the ban on driver-only vehicles along EDSA, its panel chairman said. House panel mulls hearing on new EDSA traffic scheme The House Committee on Transportation can conduct a motu proprio hearing on the Metro Manila Development… link: House panel mulls hearing on new EDSA traffic scheme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Driver-only ban won’t solve gridlock, possibly unconsitutional – solons

  Banning driver-only cars from Edsa during rush hours is a "temporary solution" and "may be unconstitutional," a party-list congressman said Thursday.   Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin also said Metro Manila traffic is complicated that it was "not just a singles issue."   "Banning single drivers is a temporary solution and may be declared unconstitutional as it unduly restricts property rights without due process," according Villarin. What government should do to lessen vehicles in the metropolis, he said, is to implement environmental laws banning highly-polluting engines as well as unclog roads with illegally parked vehicles and other obstructions especi...Keep on reading: Driver-only ban won’t solve gridlock, possibly unconsitutional – solons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Poe to MMDA: Don t be too hasty on EDSA driver-only car ban

Sen. Grace Poe Poe said inner roads should be first cleared of illegally parked vehicles and obstructions to ensure smoother traffic flow......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Motorist group pitches alternative to driver-only cars ban on EDSA

Automobile Association Philippines President Gus Lagman on Wednesday expressed concern over the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s plan to prohibit private vehicles with only one person inside during rush hours on EDSA in a bid to ease traffic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Driver-only cars banned on EDSA

Private vehicles with only one person inside will soon be prohibited during rush hours on EDSA as part of the traffic reduction solution of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Driver-only cars banned on EDSA

Private vehicles with only one person inside will soon be prohibited during rush hours on EDSA as part of the traffic reduction solution of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, an official said yesterday. Source link link: Driver-only cars banned on EDSA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

How many vehicles pass through EDSA each day?

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher With 367,728 vehicles traversing daily on the average, EDSA remained the National Capital Region’s most congested road, based on 2017 estimates. Vehicles that pass though this highway account for 13.6% of the average daily traffic in Metro Manila, which was reported at 2.7 million. Cars comprise two-thirds of the […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Heavier traffic in July in Metro as road construction, repairs start

EXPECT heavy traffic in the second half of the year as simultaneous road constructions and repairs works will begin in parts of the metropolis, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned the public on Friday. Among these projects are the North Luzon Expressway Drainage Enhancement Project along A. Bonifacio Road beginning July 1; construction of an elevated [...] The post Heavier traffic in July in Metro as road construction, repairs start appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

North Korea plane carrying Kim lands in Singapore

SINGAPORE --- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Sunday in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual summits in recent world history, a sit-down Tuesday with President Donald Trump. The jet carrying Kim landed at the airport Sunday afternoon amid huge security precautions on this city-state island. A large limousine with a North Korean flag was surrounded by other black vehicles with tinted window as it sped through the city's streets. Kim's summit with Trump has captured intense global attention after a turn to diplomacy in recent months after serious fears of war last year amid North Korean nuclear and missile tests. The North Korean autocrat's every move will be follow...Keep on reading: North Korea plane carrying Kim lands in Singapore.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

We Have to Be Ahead of Every Disaster –Gordon

At the start of the rainy season this year, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) once again announced preventive measures and the 4 Ps of disaster management—Predict, Plan, Prepare and Practice–at home, in school, and at the workplace. At the same time, the PRC has activated its chapters and response teams, prepositioned emergency response vehicles, and alerted its Red […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018