Single ticketing system to be fully implemented in NCR by September –MMDA

The full rollout of the single ticketing system in the National Capital Region (NCR) will start by September, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairperson Romando Artes said Wednesday.

“With the delivery nitong mga servers, handheld ticketing device, makakapag-roll out na tayo within this quarter, by September sa lahat ng local government units sa NCR,” he said at a press conference.

(With the delivery of these servers and handheld ticketing devices, we can do the rollout within this quarter by September in all local government units in the NCR.)

Artes said the few weeks delay in the delivery of some handheld ticketing devices did not affect the implementation of the program because its pilot operations are still undergoing some customization.

He made the statement after the turnover of 150 handheld ticketing device units to Valenzuela, San Juan, Caloocan, Para?aque, and Muntilupa. Each city received 30 units.

“Dagdagan pa po natin yan kung ilan yung kailangan ng LGU depende sa kanilang request (We will provide more depending on the need and request of the LGU),” Artes said.

The single ticketing system aims to establish a uniform policy on traffic violations and penalty system in Metro Manila.

It would cover Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, Taguig, Makati, Manila, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasay, Para?aque, Las Pi?as, Muntinlupa, and Pateros.

The 20 traffic violations that will be imposed uniformly in the NCR are the following:

Disregarding traffic signs Illegal parking (attended and unattended) Number coding UVVRP Truck ban Light truck ban Reckless Driving Unregistered motor vehicle Driving without license Tricycle ban Obstruction Dress code for motorcycle Overloading Defective motorcycle accessories Unauthorized modification Arrogance/Discourteous conduct (driver) Loading and Unloading in Prohibited Zones Illegal counterflow Overspeeding

According to the MMDA, the fines for these 20 violations range from P500 to P5,000.

The following special laws will also be implemented:

Seat Belts Use Act of 1999 Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act Mandatory Use of Motorcycle Helmet Act Children’s Safety on Motorcycle Act Anti-Distracted Driving Act Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act

So far, only Muntinlupa, San Juan, Para?aque, Caloocan, Valenzuela and Quezon City are the NCR LGUs that have already started implementing the single ticketing system. –VAL, GMA Integrated News

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