A multi-agency technical working group (TWG) has approved the Metro Manila traffic code that will be used for the single ticketing system.
This was announced on Friday by San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora who also sits as chairman of the Metro Manila Council (MMC) which spearheads the single ticketing scheme.
“I will now schedule a meeting in the MMC to discuss the final form of the Metro Manila traffic code which was already presented yesterday and approved by the representatives including me,” Zamora said in a radio interview.
“I just want to clarify that it is approved only at the level of the TWG. So it will be elevated to the MMC and if there is no objection from the mayors, the process of implementation will start.)
According to Zamora, 20 common traffic violations with corresponding fines have been identified by the TWG.
In San Juan, he said the fine for disobedience of traffic signs will be lower with the implementation of the single ticketing system. From P2,000 to P4,000 up, the fine will be down to P 1,000 only.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will shoulder the expenses for the equipment needed for the new system, according to Zamora.
He said they are looking at the end of the first quarter for the roll out of the single ticketing system.