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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MMDA to Implement HOV Lane Starting Monday, December 11

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or MMDA is going to divide EDSA once more. After strictly implementing the Yellow (Bus) and Blue (Motorcycle) lane for two weeks, the government agency is going to reserve the fifth lane of EDSA for High-Occupancy Vehicles or HOVs.

With a dry run slated on Monday, December 11, the HOV lane can only be used by vehicles with two or more passengers (including driver). Designating the lane beside the MRT, the HOV lane cannot be used by vehicles with just one occupant.

Although traffic enforcers are not mandated to catch erring drivers violating the HOV lane policy, once the MMDA considers the scheme effective, it will mean a P 500 fine.


  1. Wtf, can anyone explain what the hell is the logic behind this?

  2. sharing empty place in your car with your friends or co workers to put less cars on the road.... don't you think so... just make sense !!!!

  3. semantics, or in layman's terms its literal meaning. one car with 3 passengers occupies 1/4 the road space of 4 driver-only cars, capische? and don't even bother asking how 60-seater bus WITH standing passengers compares to 60+ driver-only cars...

  4. So this scheme will ease the traffic at Edsa? Really? hope all will follow this scheme show discipline and respect on the road... and bus drivers will stay in their yellow lane and not cut off cars and other buses to other lanes... let's see

  5. wth wala talagang kwenta. iimplement na lang kasi yung no garage no car policy

  6. It's all about strict implementation to make it work. Buses should be heavily fined for any infringements without exception as they are the main culprits and licenses suspended should violations occur.

  7. Trial and error na naman ng mga walang alam from Mindanao

  8. Eh para yata sa mga may driver yan n mayayaman eh. Pero Isa lng din sakay

  9. Hmmmm...

    I don't know what to feel about this. Maybe the goal of this is for vehicles with 2 or more passengers to get-off EDSA quicker hence easing traffic? Siguro dapat may time frame lang din ito kasi kung almost ubos na ang vehicles na pupwede sa HOV lane edi dapat pwede na makadaan ang lahat ng sasakyan sa lane na yun para mas lalong gumaan ang traffic. Kasi kung 24/7 na bawal ka dun kung mag isa ka lang siguro lalo lang tumagal ang biayhe mo dahil nabawasan ang lane na pwede mong daanan.

    IMO, long-term solution parin talaga ang infrastructure. EACH HAS TO MAKE THEIR OWN SACRIFICES NGA LANG.

    Government should have long-term urban planning na i-implement sa buong metro. Also consistent dapat ang pagtatrabaho ng MMDA, hindi yun kelan lang nila magustuhang magpakita sa kalsada. Lastly of course no coruption para tamang gastos at matapos talaga ang proyekto.

    Luwagan din ang mga kalsada na pwede pang luwagan. Offset sa mga private and public establishments sa tabi ng EDSA. Diyan sa bandang Taft, Guadalupe, Shaw (hoy megamall!!!), Santolan (Crame and Aguinaldo) Baka pwedeng umatras pa sila malalaki naman na ang properties nila para makapgdagdag ng another lane.

    Sa ating private citizens, matinding pagtitiis pero we have to do it on our part na tao talaga ang tatamman ng construction stage para din naman ito sa mga anak at apo natin.

    Talagang sama sama at sakripisyo lang.

  10. The three inner lanes were already congested! HOV should be allowed to pass the yellow lane instead of giving a dedicated lane.


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