MMDA has plans to allow night-time deliveries to ease traffic
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) aims to strengthen night time economy and in compliance with the directive of President Duterte to implement measures that would reduce vehicular congestion in the metropolis.
“The President is really concerned about the traffic situation in Metro Manila and its impact to its residents,” said MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos. The MMDA would like to make plans to allow trucks to deliver goods during the night in major roads.
During the Christmas season last year, the MMDA sanctioned the implementation of night time delivery of goods by trucks to malls between 11PM to 5AM. This year, the agency is considering night time truck deliveries to start from 12MN to 4AM, and is set to consult with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to ascertain the structural integrity of roads. Currently, there is a light truck ban policy on EDSA and Shaw Boulevard to regulate light trucks that contribute to traffic congestion in the metropolis.
The MMDA would like to make plans to allow trucks to deliver goods during the night in major roads
Other traffic mitigation methods that are being considered by the MMDA include clearing of the Roxas Boulevard service road, filing of charges versus barangay officials who fail to keep illegally parked vehicles and other obstructions off their streets, and flexible working schedule for government employees.