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FINDING WAYS | Gov’t bares measures to ease traffic in Metro Manila

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The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has come up with resolutions to solve the traffic woes of commuters and motorists in the metropolis, a Palace official said on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said some of the measures to be implemented this month by the MMDA concerns restrictions of provincial buses and a truck ban.

“Provincial buses will no longer be allowed doon sa mga underpasses sa EDSA, so i-ko-confine na lang po sila doon sa mga yellow lane. This will take effect immediately,” said Valte during an interview with DZRB.

The truck ban hour which will be effective on September 15, shall be from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. everyday, except Sundays and holidays.

Valte said there is an exemption for example, the northern truck route where allowable period will still be 24 hours subject to several prohibited dates.

“Tinutulungan din po lang natin ang MMDA na ipalabas itong impormasyon para mas madali itong ma-implement naman,” she further said.

President Aquino has named Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras as head of an inter-agency task force tasked to coordinate government action to solve the traffic problem in Metro Manila.

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