MMDA eyes 'comprehensive management plan' in 3-day traffic summit

MMDA Traffic Summit

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is leading a multi-stakeholder traffic summit that is eyed to put up a comprehensive management plan now that the traffic is again nearing pre-pandemic levels.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the purpose of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s multi-stakeholder Traffic Summit?

    It is to develop a unified traffic management plan for the metropolis.
  • Who will join (and already participated) in the three-day summit?

    They are representatives from various government agencies, private sector, transport groups, transport associations, local traffic bureaus in Metro Manila, and various stakeholders.
  • In a statement, MMDA Chair Romando Artes said the traffic summit — which starts today and will continue in March 22 and 24 — is designed to create a unified traffic management plan with the participation of government agencies, private sector, transport groups, transport associations, local traffic bureaus in Metro Manila, and various stakeholders.

    MMDA Traffic Summit

    “With the easing of restrictions in Metro Manila under Alert Level 1, we see an enormous increase in the number of vehicles and expect traffic to worsen in the coming days,” Artes said in the event.

    “We need the help of government agencies, concerned sectors, and traffic offices to find solutions to traffic. No contribution is small or big. We welcome all the suggestions and input that could help reduce the time commuters and motorists spend while stuck in traffic,” the newly-appointed MMDA chair added.

    MMDA Traffic Summit

    The agency said that all traffic plans and proposals shared during the summit will be consolidated.

    Further, the MMDA said that it is set to present proposed traffic improvement plans, including expansion of number coding and re-implementation of motorcycle lanes along EDSA, in preparation for the "new normal".

    “The MMDA and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)’s Comprehensive Traffic Management Plan that identifies sustainable solutions on traffic management will also be discussed,” it noted.

    Photos from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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