- High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) rule has been suspended
- The suspension will be effective on August 23
- Dry run still on-going
Two days after the implementation of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or single-rider ban, the new traffic scheme has been suspended.
KAMI learned from a report by CNN Philippines, in a media briefing today, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia made a statement, "Tuloy lang po ang dry run. Ang atin pong full enforcement on August 23 will be suspended until magconvene ang Metro Manila Council,"
There have been no apprehensions made for the trial run. However, the MMDA general manager urged everyone to follow the new policy.
The HOV traffic scheme prohibits solo-rider cars to pass along the highway of EDSA during rush hour, from 7 AM to 10 AM and 6 PM to 9 PM every Monday to Friday. The dry-run started last August 15, 2018 despite the filed Senate resolution about this.
In a report by Inquirer, Sen. Grace Poe wants to conduct Senate hearings about the new traffic scheme. According to her statement, “The MMDA didn’t make sure that the inner city and barangay roads, as well as the main thoroughfares all around Metro Manila, aside from Edsa, can handle the affected motorists,”
“They didn’t have the courtesy even to call for a public hearing on this. Then all of a sudden, even without much warning or public information, they came up with this regulation.”
The senator stated that she will not let this pass without public scrutiny.
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