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

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The MMDA, mall operators, DPWH, and telecom and utility companies agree to implement several measures from November 5 to January 14

RUSH HOUR STARTS. EDSA traffic as seen from the MRT Quezon Avenue Station. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Provincial bus ban on EDSA moved to August 1

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) The ban is from 7 am to 10 am, and from 6 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, starting August 1

BAN. Provincial buses banned from plying EDSA starting August. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Expect heavy traffic in these Manila areas due to Labor Day activities

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Here are alternate routes going to Mendiola and the US Embassy areas

Heavier traffic expected in parts of Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Motorists and commuters who pass through Regalado Highway, the Tandang Sora Avenue-Commonwealth Avenue intersection, and North Avenue will be affected

Heavy traffic in parts of QC expected starting April 30 – MMDA. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said motorists should expect heavy traffic in Quezon City with the closure of several roads due to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7). One-way traffic would be implemented on Regalado, from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, for the construction of a coping beam and starting on May 1, the contractors will start working on the construction of MRT-7 Tandang Sora station at the intersection of Commonwealth and Tandang Sora Avenue. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

[Right of Way] Taking the MRT during rush hour

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale

[Right Of Way] Special Episode: MMDA responds to 'The Fault In Our Signs' series

Mar 01, 2018 - 3:41 PM

MMDA director Neomie Recio explains why Philippine roads signs are wordier compared to international standards

Metro Manila homes reduced to housing – UP professor

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:53 PM

'We have reduced home to housing as simply a commodity,' says UP economics professor Chester Arcilla at an urban development forum

'WHAT IS A HOME?' UP professor Chester Arcillano asks the audience at the UrbanisMO forum what makes a home. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 3

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:22 PM

How can pavement markings make or break traffic flow along our roads?

How to win war on traffic? Talk to your barangay officials – transport planner

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:23 PM

Transportation planner Robert Siy says the war on traffic is largely fought at the local level

TRANSPORTATION PLANNER. Robert Siy delivers a presentation at the UrbanisMO forum at the Ateneo Law School. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 2

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:25 PM

This vlog is the second in a series about road signs and pavement markings

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

Heavy traffic expected in parts of QC, Caloocan due to MRT7 construction

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force urges motorists to avoid specific areas and take alternative routes

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 1

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

This vlog is the first in a series about road signs and pavement markings

Who ‘killed’ Metro Manila?

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Force Filipino mayors to take a mandatory course on the basics of urban planning – an important task where they tend to show the utmost lack of understanding

Duterte: Manila will be a 'dead city' in 25 years

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The President suggests that, in a decade, Manila should be 'closed' and other places like Clark in Pampanga be developed instead

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the newly-appointed government officials following their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte denies asking for emergency powers to address traffic

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'You never heard it from me. It was the councilors and maybe Tugade because that was what he needs to do the right thing,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2nd Philippine Construction Congress at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017, urges those in the construction industry to make the best of their business as long as they avoid corrupt practices. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Metro Manila has 3rd worst traffic in Southeast Asia – study

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

A study by the Boston Consulting Group shows Metro Manila motorists and commuters get stuck in traffic for an average of 66 minutes daily

Why passengers and bikers think Angkas matters

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:16 AM

For many drivers and passengers, motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas is convenient and saves time

THANKFUL BIKERS. Bikers were thankful to Angkas for giving them a livelihood that improved their daily lives

Motorists told to avoid Quirino Highway due to MRT7 construction

Nov 05, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Here are the alternate routes for those bound for the Quezon Memorial Circle coming from Caloocan City or San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, and vice versa

After transport strike, House panel tackles PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Representatives from both sides – the government and transportation groups – have been invited to the transportation committee's hearing

TRANSPORT STRIKE. PUV drivers and operations hold a 2-day strike in response to a PUV modernization program being pushed by the government. File photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of www.build.gov.ph

$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

From an earlier projection of 4 4 billion P225 17 billion the cost of the proposed subway goes up to 7 billion P358 25 billion

#FridayFeels: P190 million later

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Uber is back but what has the government done to fix the terrible traffic?

Heavier Commonwealth traffic seen as MRT7 construction progresses

Aug 13, 2017 - 5:10 PM

A task force announces developments in the construction of the MRT7 s University Avenue and Manggahan stations in Quezon City which would affect the flow of traffic

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. A portion of the thorough fare from Sandiganbayan to Litex is closed for the whole day due to a medical mission by the INC. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

#FridayFeels: Nag-book ka ngunit kulang

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What would Waze tell you when driving around Metro Manila?

Duterte, Abe may sign Mega Manila subway deal in November

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the two leaders may sign the deal when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comes to Manila for the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

JAPAN'S HELPING HAND. President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Malacañang during the Japanese leader's two-day visit to Manila. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

NAIA Expressway Lane 1 open starting Dec 21

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Toll fees for the first two years of operation are P45 Class 1 P90 Class 2 and P134 Class 3 with adjustments allowed every two years

CHRISTMAS LANE. The NAIAX Christmas Lane will connect Entertainment City and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to NAIA Terminal 3 and Skyway. All photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

SBMA proposes P100-B expressway-railway from Manila to Subic

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The SBMA chief wants the financing of the proposed multi modal coastal highway to be under the Philippine China Framework of Cooperation

MULTI-MODAL. According to Diño, the proposed multi-modal 100-kilometer (km) coastal highway has already gained support from Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. Rappler file photo

Emergency powers bill vs NCR, Metro Cebu traffic advances in Senate

Dec 14, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The bill covers land air and sea traffic as well as provinces near Metro Manila

VMMC agrees to open roads to private vehicles

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Motorists can apply for access stickers so they can pass through the Veterans Memorial Medical Center as a shortcut

EDSA traffic flow improves slightly – i-ACT

Dec 06, 2016 - 8:35 PM

After window hours are lifted a recent MMDA survey shows an average of 7 minutes is reduced in travel time on EDSA from Roxas Boulevard in the south to Monumento in the north

DRY RUN. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Sakay.ph's new app shows MRT congestion levels

Nov 27, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Traincheck gives commuters info on how crowded the train stations are and tells them when s the best time to leave

Photo courtesy of Sakay.ph

MMDA: 3 more gov't properties open to private vehicles soon

Nov 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM

To ease up traffic government properties in Makati Pasay and Bonifacio Global City will soon be opened to private vehicles

TRAFFIC WOES. Will opening up roads in government properties to private cars help ease traffic? File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

MMDA eyes 3-digit coding scheme during Christmas season

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:02 PM

The proposed scheme is expected to be finalized in a meeting between MMDA and other i ACT agencies on Thursday November 24

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Alvarez: 'Uncooperative DOTr' delaying emergency powers on traffic

Nov 23, 2016 - 4:15 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez slams the Department of Transportation saying it has failed to lay out concrete plans to address traffic in Metro Manila Metro Cebu and Metro Davao

"UNCOOPERATIVE DOTr."Speaker Pantaleon Alverez says the DOTr is the reason why the House will not be able to pass the measure seeking to grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address traffic by December. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Carmaggedon redux: Will building more roads solve our traffic problems?

Nov 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Many people have proposed various solutions to our traffic problems Will building more roads necessarily relieve traffic congestion and increase travel time in the long run?

Camp Aguinaldo opens to private vehicles in 2 weeks – MMDA

Nov 17, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Private vehicle owners can start applying with Camp Aguinaldo for access passes on Monday November 21

READY TO OPEN. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority confirms on November 17, 2016 that private vehicles will be able to pass through Camp Aguinaldo within 2 weeks. Government photo

What telecommuting requires

Nov 10, 2016 - 7:20 PM

A work from anywhere setup is seen as a means to reduce traffic in metro areas But what will it require from the parties involved?

Metro Manila traffic rerouting for Undas 2016

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED Get updates on rerouting schemes for cities in Metro Manila this long weekend

REVISIT. Visitors arrive to pay respect to their departed loved ones at the Makati City Public Cemetery on All Saints' day in 2014. Photo by LeANNE Jazul/Rappler

No window hours for more roads starting Nov 2

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:10 PM

UPDATED Taft Avenue Shaw Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue are among the latest additions to the list of roads without window hours Coding hours will also be longer – 7 am to 8 pm

In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic in Manila. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

600 violators on first day of ‘no window hours’ dry run

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Only 5 days away from the strict implementation of the No Window Hours traffic scheme a three day dry run commences throughout concerned areas in Metro Manila

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Oct 12, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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DOTr’s hits and misses in 1st 100 days: NAIA, EDSA traffic, MRT3

Oct 12, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The first 100 days of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade are marked by initiatives to decongest the country s premier airport as well as an unchanged state of MRT3 and EDSA traffic They also give a glimpse of what lies ahead

HONEYMOON. Eliminating laglag bala or bullet-planting incidents inside Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), resolving a legal battle involving the Common Station deal, fewer flight delays, faster Wi-Fi available in 23 public transport sites, and cleaner NAIA toilets, are among the initiatives Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and his colleagues have accomplished in just 100 days. Rappler file photo

Poe eyes Senate approval of traffic emergency powers bill by Dec

Oct 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The Senate version of the bill is sure to include a central traffic authority and an oversight function for Congress to review contracts

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Recto hits DOTr's 'unfunded, scattered' plans vs traffic

Oct 12, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto doubts the proposed projects of the Department of Transportation to solve the traffic crises through emergency powers

Dry run of 'no window hours' starts October 12

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Violators of the new policy will be flagged down but won t be issued tickets during the dry run from October 12 to 14 Strict implementation begins October 17

CONGESTION. A major thoroughfare in Manila on September 8, 2014, is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in the centre lane. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Makati, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong to suspend 'window hours'

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED To fix traffic malls are also asked not to schedule sales during weekdays and for utility companies to suspend road repairs

MANILA GRIDLOCK. Motorists eat a meal on the back of their vehicles after being caught in traffic during the APEC summit in Manila in November 2015. The Philippines needs to improve infrastructure and requires funding from AIIB. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Emergency powers to keep Cebu traffic from reaching NCR levels

Oct 08, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Even if the traffic here is still not as bad as Metro Manila we will still push for emergency powers to stop Cebu from getting to that level says Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento

Starting Oct 31 on EDSA, C5: No more 'window hours' for private vehicles

Oct 08, 2016 - 9:31 AM

The Inter Agency Council on Traffic and the Metro Manila Council agree to remove the window hours under the Number Coding Scheme to decongest traffic in Metro Manila

METRO MANILA TRAFFIC. In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP