The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will test today the single ticketing system’s efficiency in seven cities in the National Capital Region.
MMDA spokesperson Melissa Carunungan said the new system will be initially enforced in the seven cities to check possible problems that may arise.
The seven areas covered by the pilot testing are the cities of Manila, Parañaque, Caloocan, Quezon City, San Juan, Muntinlupa, and Valenzuela.
“This will be a great relief for our motorists because within the single ticketing system, the top 20 most common traffic violations have uniform fines, contesting procedures, and digital payment platforms,” Carunungan said.
She added that local traffic enforcers have been trained on how to enforce the Metro Manila Traffic Code of 2023 serving as guidelines for the new system, which “may also be implemented nationwide, if proven successful.”
The MMDA had signed agreements with the Land Transportation Office for the interconnectivity of local government units in Metro Manila with the agency’s Land Transportation Management System (LTMS).
MMDA chairman Romando Artes said the signing of the memorandum and data-sharing was a historic legislation in the Metro Manila Council since it took 28 years before being fully realized.
The MMDA will give handheld devices to apprehending officers that can provide options for cashless payments to violators. It will also help minimize corruption and eradicate forms of negotiations between the motorist and the officer, Artes said.
The single ticketing system is seen to harmonize the existing national and local laws on traffic enforcement, as well as penalties and fines of the most common traffic violations stated in the Metro Manila Traffic Code.