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15 hours ago, id6230 said:

Our infrastructure of roads and highways are not enough to handle the demands.Cars are multiplying exponentially on the road plus the undisciplined drivers. The master planners have short visions. 

Agreed. That and commerce is heavily concentrated in NCR hence why it is soooo densely populated and congested. Ang daming mga taga probinsya ang pumupuntang Maynila kasi halos walang opportunity sa kinaroroonan nila. I'm not saying NCR is the only developed city. What I'm saying is the so called "development" and commerce is heavily concentrated here. I also don get yung tipong kelangan mo pang dumaang manila para lang makakuha ng permit na mag unload ng cargo sa Palawan (or other ports na di located sa NCR). The usual solutions that the current and previous administrations aren't long term(puro bandaid solutions).They're not exactly addressing the root cause or the reason why the problem persists. 

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On 3/15/2020 at 2:26 PM, lee sawyer said:

Will the corona virus be the solution to the traffic that has been hounding us for decades? :lol:

Haha seems like it dampened the road crisis.  The country is certainly blessed.  Great that government embarked on improving the road networks. It has helped tide the economy while the covid storm is lashing the world.   By the time all these new programs and projects come online, then we would have cashed in on the new investments.  To see is to believe.


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On 9/9/2021 at 7:30 AM, supermario115 said:

Business and offices are located & concentrated only in specific areas like Makati & Ortigas business districts. And with not enough infrastructures, congestion happens. Just look at whats goin on at Edsa during rush hour.

Tama. Ilabas ang commerce and business from the Metro. Ang lawak-lawak ng other regions eh

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well, traffic drastically improved nung natayo yung skyway, people like me from the NORTH go to the SKYWAY kung pupunta ng PARANAQUE, ALABANG, SLEX etc so na decongest yung EDSA plus very systematic na yung sakayan ng mga bus, wala ng mga barubal na bus driver kasi nga nasa gilid na sila di tulad dati ginagawang parking lot yung daan.


also, nagka covid virus din kaya most people rather stay home than go out. 

I also hope ma disiplina yung mga commuter and maging strict sila sa mga batas trapiko. 



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SMC installs first batch of train sets for MRT-7 - BusinessWorld (bworldonline.com)

SAN Miguel Corp. (SMC) announced on Sunday that the first train set of the Metro Rail Transit-7 (MRT-7) project in Quezon City had been installed.

The second train set was also scheduled to arrive and be installed on Sunday.

“The two train sets, consisting of three cars each,… were dispatched to the MRT-7 tracks between University Avenue and Tandang Sora, after clearing customs at the Port of Manila,” SMC said in an e-mailed statement.

The train sets were ordered from South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem.

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I concur. Metro Manila is too congested. Infact, theres a bill thats been on since 2007 about the expansion of businesses to the provinces. 

Urban planning should be made before execution to avoid over populating each area. 

If this bill had become RA. Theres a big chance of a better economy and stabilized minumum wages that cope up to majority of the Filipinos like us. 

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NSCR extension project commences construction | BusinessMirror

NSCR extension project commences construction


JAPANESE Ambassador Kazuhiro Koshikawa joined Transportation Undersecretary Timothy John R. Batan and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Director-General Ramesh Subramaniam at the site inspection of the ongoing Japan-funded North-South Commuter Railway Extension (NSCR-Ex) project, which will span from Malolos to Tutuban, Manila.

The September 18 ceremony at the site of Clark International Airport Station in Mabalacat, Pampanga marked the start of construction for the NSCR-Ex. Jointly financed by the ADB and the government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, there will be two extension lines to strengthen the Philippines’s mass-transport network and expand the economic sphere of Metro Manila, which is seen to alleviate traffic congestion, improve the investment environment, as well as mitigate effects of air pollution and climate change.

The 51-kilometer North extension will run from Malolos in Bulacan to Clark International Airport in Pampanga, while the 55-km South augmentation will stretch from Solis, Manila to Calamba, Laguna.

The project will utilize the Japanese railway system using energy-efficient and reliable trains. The technical aspects will also complement the ongoing NSCR Malolos to Tutuban Project adopting Japanese technology on flood-resilient and antiseismic design to withstand earthquakes. The official development assistance, or ODA, yen loan will be allocated for the procurement of rolling stock and railway system, as well as consulting services. The ADB loan funds, meanwhile, will be placed on civil works.

The NSCR-Ex project is one of the key infrastructure projects supported by Japan under the Philippine government’s Build, Build, Build program. Its Japanese counterpart has been supporting the local railway sector for many years—including the expansion of Light Rail Transit Line 1 to Cavite, the recently completed extension of LRT Line 2 to Masinag, Antipolo under the Capacity Enhancement of Mass Transit Systems in Metro Manila project, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 Rehabilitation projects, as well as the Metro Manila Subway.

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DOTr, Spanish design firm to sign P1.4-B MRT-4 contract | Philippine News Agency (pna.gov.ph)

September 30, 2021, 7:03 pm


MANILA – A rail system linking the province of Rizal with the eastern part of Metro Manila is nearing reality as the signing of a contract between the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Spain-based design firm IDOM Consulting Engineering, Architecture, SA (IDOM) is set to happen on Friday.

In a Viber message to reporters on Friday, the DOTr said the design contract of the rail project, to be dubbed the Metro Rail Transit Line 4 (MRT-4), will have a total cost of around USD28.967 million (around PHP1.4 billion).

The DOTr, in a press release, said IDOM initially received the Notice of Award for the project on Sept. 17.

The firm will be tasked as the “detailed architectural and engineering design consultant” of the project and will prepare the MRT-4’s preliminary design, detailed engineering and tender designs, the loan processing documents, financial and economical assessments, the project/loan safeguards documents, and bidding documents.

“Under the agreement, IDOM is also tasked to determine the proper mode of transportation along the alignment and provide the methodology on ridership validation,” the DOTr said.

The project, to be funded through official development assistance (ODA) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is a proposed mass-transit railway system that will cut across the cities of Mandaluyong, San Juan, Quezon, Pasig, and municipalities of Cainta and Taytay in Rizal to address the “massive traffic problem and limited road capacities” in the area.

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On 9/17/2021 at 11:26 AM, redbomber said:

Tama. Ilabas ang commerce and business from the Metro. Ang lawak-lawak ng other regions eh

Might be too far ahead but would love if we had railways going to the provices kahit to Pampanga or Laguna muna then hitting those cities on the way. Dun palang we’ll see progress on that point

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20 hours ago, Gtayo11 said:

Might be too far ahead but would love if we had railways going to the provices kahit to Pampanga or Laguna muna then hitting those cities on the way. Dun palang we’ll see progress on that point

Tama bro, cebu city is a good prototype actually. 1 mayor had done it in 1 or 2 terms only. And boom, look at cebu city now

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Traffic Congestion: Solutions
  1. Urban Planning and design. Impose car free days in specific areas of major cities
  2. Reduction of demand (i.e. motivations for using cars) More parking restrictions
  3. Increase of Supply (more roads and capacity enhancement)
  4. Traffic Management
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