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MMDA intros Traffic Mirror

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: May 21, 2013

Earlier today, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in partnership with Information Capital Technology Ventures Inc. (ICTV) introduced a new and radical way for motorists to get information about the current traffic situation around the metro through a website called MMDA Traffic Mirror. The idea behind the newly announced website is fairly simple; motorists are given access to live feed from MMDA’s CCTV cameras installed on major roads including EDSA (Ayala, Marcos Highway Megamall, Nepa Q-Mart, Orense, P.Tuazon, Taft and White Plaines), C-5 (Green Meadows) and Commonwealth Avenue, so they can see what’s happening in real-time. Mr. Francis Tolentino, current…

MMDA launches carpooling app, Friend Trip

Relevance: 94%      Posted on: May 18, 2015

MMDA has launched an app called 'Friend Trip' that lets you carpool with your friends on Facebook. Friend Trip is an app developed by Megamobile Inc. and powered by Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The app aims to help reduce traffic by allowing you to carpool with your friends on Facebook. The app links to your Facebook account so you can schedule trips and offer rides to friends, join trips scheduled by friends, and record all trips you've offered and joined. You can also allow MMDA to monitor your trip by submitting the information required. The app is a free…

MMDA Traffic Navigator FTW!

Relevance: 93%      Posted on: August 3, 2011

Been using the MMDA Traffic Monitoring system for several weeks now but have not really blogged about it since I was waiting for an Android App or an iPad App. But, it looks like TV5 and MMDA has already officially launched the service the other night after being on beta for about a month. If you follow @mmda on Twitter, you know you can actually ask them about traffic situation in certain areas and get answers instantly. However, it would be nice if you can just pull it up on-demand. That's what the MMDA Traffic Navigator does. It's a visual…

MMDA to adopt four-digit number coding

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: July 10, 2013

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, or most commonly known as MMDA, is planning to implement a four-digit number coding system which aims to ban your vehicle for two days in a week. If implemented, vehicles with plate numbers ending with the following digits will be banned on the assigned days: 1, 2, 3, 4 banned on Mondays 5, 6, 7, 8 banned on Tuesdays 9, 0, 1, 2 banned on Wednesdays 3, 4, 5, 6 banned on Thursdays 7, 8, 9, 0 banned on Fridays MMDA believes that the new system should cut the number of vehicles on the road…

MMDA launches Traffic Signalization System

Relevance: 87%      Posted on: January 8, 2014

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has launched its newest initiative to ease traffic situation in the Metro - the Traffic Signalization System. The Traffic Signalization System (TSS), is MMDA's new traffic management network that is capable of monitoring 400 intersections in Metro Manila using state-of-the-art equipment and software. Image credit: Malacañang Photo Bureau The system, which is housed inside MMDA's new Command and Control Center in Makati City, will utilize upgraded traffic signal facilities in 85 priority intersections, 25 high-definition CCTV cameras, 36 units of 45-inch displays, and its own system management software. "It can analyze and consolidate information…

MRT, MMDA to implement phone number coding on commuters

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: April 1, 2014

Due to the recent problems with heavy traffic both in EDSA and with the very long lines in the MRT during peak hours, the MMDA and MRT will begin implementing mobile phone number coding to all commuters starting today. The Unified Commuter Number Coding Scheme will attempt to reduce traffic in MRT and LRT stations as well as buses in EDSA. In this scheme, commuters with phone numbers ending in certain digits will not be allowed to ride any bus or MRT/LRT trains during peak hours. It follows the number coding scheme MMDA has implemented for several years. Smart/Tank N'…

MMDA launches Metro Manila earthquake preparedness website

Relevance: 72%      Posted on: June 7, 2015

The recent series of earthquakes has made the media and government more concerned about the potential disaster that could happen in Metro Manila. A series of disaster preparedness programs headed by the Metro Manila Development Authority in cooperation with LGUs, Dep Ed, DPWH and PhiVolcs has been running in full scale since last month. The MMDA has recently launched the Be Prepared Metro Manila website to provide crucial information about earthquake preparedness with special focus on the West Valley Fault that cuts across multiple cities in Metro Manila. The website outlines vast information about earthquakes, GMMA Risk Analysis, OPLAN Metro…

Express Bus Gets a Green Light from DOTC, LTFRB and MMDA

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: March 23, 2015

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Department of Transportation Communication (DOTC) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has given the “Express Bus” initiative a nod and here are some of the important things you need to know about it. The “Express Connect” is a joint initiative spearheaded by DOTC, LTFRB and MMDA in participation with a handful of bus operators with the goal of “enticing the public not to use private cars but instead take public utility vehicle" and cutting the amount of time needed to traverse the country’s main thoroughfare. The said initiative, which is currently…

Google Knows: All the places you’ve been on Google Maps

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: July 24, 2015

Here's another little bit of personal information about you that Google knows -- all the places you've been on Google Maps. And you can actually review all of those locations on Google Maps, including the date where you visited those places. Just go to www.google.com/maps/timeline. The interactive maps will put red dots on places you have been to ever since you've used Google Maps. Of course, it will not be able to detect you if you did not use Maps when you happen to visit places. So the ones shown here are my location record and some of them are…

Google Latitude: Find Friends on Google Maps

Relevance: 62%      Posted on: February 4, 2009

Google has just introduced Google Latitude on top of its mapping service. The new feature enables you to track friends on Google Maps via their GPS-capable mobile phone. Latitude is available on most phones -- the Blackberry, S60, and Windows Mobile, and will be available on Android in the next few days. It's highly likely it will be coming to the iPhone, through Google Mobile App, very soon -- according to the official Google blog. I tried installing it on my Nokia 5800 and it replaced my existing Google Maps to version 3. Here are some of the screenshots I…