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Extended Coding, No Road Closures Among Gov't Plans for Holiday Traffic

We hope these work

The Christmas season is upon us, which means traffic is only going to get worse from this point. Recognizing this, the House Committee on Metro Manila Development has assessed the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic’s (I-ACT) plan of attack to help ease road ...

by Jason Tulio for  | December 01, 2018 12:00:00
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New Metro Manila Traffic Schemes You Should Know About (2018 Edition)

Plus, higher penalties for yellow-lane violators

The heavy traffic in Metro Manila has, unfortunately, become the new normal. These days, it pays to add an additional hour or two to your daily schedule in anticipation of being stuck on the road. Various schemes and stricter policies have also been implemented with ...

by Christa De La Cruz for  | August 31, 2018 12:00:00
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The MMDA's Provincial Bus Ban on EDSA Begins This Week

Will this improve traffic?

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that its provincial bus ban along portions of EDSA will begin this week.In a Facebook post released last Thursday, the agency said that the ban would push through on August 15, adding that it ...

by Drei Laurel for  | August 13, 2018 12:00:00
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These Are the Worst Times to Be on the Road This Christmas According to Waze

Carmageddon, anyone?

The holiday season is the best time to commute in Metro Manila. Where else can you see an unending line of red taillights that look like Christmas lightsÂall over EDSA? It's also an opportunity to come up with your long list of ...

by Christa De La Cruz for  | December 22, 2017 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Working from Home is the Obvious Solution to Manila Traffic

Take it from a CEO whose entire company telecommutes

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every year, the traffic in Manila will somehow become worse than it already is. The situation is so dire that rather than endure a 3-hour commute or a dehumanizing ride in a packed train, some ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | November 07, 2017 12:00:00
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Bangkok Tech Firm Eyes ASEAN Rollout of Fee-Based Traffic App

A mobile app that helped Thai motorists cut travel time by 30% in the world's second most traffic-congested city may soon be available across the region

 Bangkok has the world's second-worst traffic congestion in the worldWhile the daily turmoil that is EDSA seems like an ordeal with no parallel, traffic is actually worse in other Asian cities.Take Bangkok for example. In October, Netherlands-based GPS and travel service company ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 09, 2016 02:00:00
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This futuristic bus may be the answer to traffic woes

It looks something right out of sci-fi movies.

At first glance, this thing looks like some sci-fi contraption that swallows up cars. Actually, the idea is a lot less aggressive. It is the city bus of the future.Plans for this elevated bus were unveiled at the recent China Beijing International ...

by Jason Fell  | May 29, 2016 01:00:00
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Grace Poe promises 'administration with compassion'

The presidential candidate also promises that if she wins, the traffic situation in Metro Manila would be improved within the year.

Amid the citizenship issues and disqualification cases, there is no stopping Senator Grace Poe in charming her way to Philippine presidency.In December last year, a day after the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) ruled her disqualified from the presidential race, Poe spoke before ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 13, 2016 06:00:00