MMDA eyes twice-a-week number coding scheme for private vehicles


The leadership of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is targeting to implement a new number coding scheme that will affect private vehicles twice a week.


  • What is the proposed traffic mitigation scheme that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority recently suggested?

    It is planning to implement a new number coding scheme that will affect private vehicle owners twice a week.
  • What is the targeted effect of the proposal?

    MMDA Chair Romando Artes said that the proposal will cut down traffic volume by 40 percent once implemented.
  • During last week’s “Talk to the People” Program, MMDA Chair Romando Artes reported to President Rodrigo Duterte that the measure — proposed to the Metro Manila Council (MMC) — will reduce traffic volume by 40 percent.

    Driving along EDSA

    Below is the schedule on the proposed system:

    • Vehicles with plate numbers ending in 1 and 2: Monday and Wednesday
    • Vehicles with plate numbers ending in 3 and 4: Monday and Thursday
    • Vehicles with plate numbers ending in 5 and 6: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Vehicles with plate numbers ending in 7 and 8: Tuesday and Friday
    • Vehicles with plate numbers ending in 9 and 0: Wednesday and Friday

    Romando Artes

    Artes said that the scheme, once approved by the Metro Manila mayors, will be implemented along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and other major thoroughfares. Motorcycles as well as public utility vehicles such as bus, jeepneys, taxis, and transport network vehicle services (TNVS) are exempted from the measure.

    Meanwhile, the National Capital Region (NCR) as well as other areas in the country has remained under Alert Level 1 until the end of the month.

    Photos from Ruben D. Manahan IV, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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