MMDA launches new internet-based traffic navigator with real-time updates

( The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has installed a new Internet-based traffic navigator system allowing commuters and motorists to receive real-time traffic updates, reports GMA News. The navigator can be accessed through the MMDA website or through TV5's


MMDA chair Francis Tolentino said motorists and drivers can make informed decisions on what routes to take using the system. "They can now avoid heavy-traffic areas, which will be a great help for us to decongest the roads," Tolentino said in an MMDA press statement.


The roads covered by the navigator include: EDSA (from Balintawak to Mall of Asia), C5 (from Market! Market! to Libis flyover), South Luzon Expressway (from Nichols to Alabang Exit), Roxas Boulevard (from Coastal Road to Anda Circle), Quezon Avenue (from Philcoa to Mayon Street), and España Avenue (from Welcome Rotunda to Lerma). "We are adding Ortigas Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue, and Marcos Highway soon, and possibly the city streets, in coordination with the local government units, in the near future," Tolentino said.


A six-member team will run the traffic navigator 24/7. The system uses closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to survey traffic.


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Click the photo to access the MMDA traffic navigator.

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