The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the traffic enforcement arm of the metro's local government units (LGUs) will soon utilize a single ticketing system for traffic violations after the mayors of Metro Manila's 17 cities and municipalities approved the resolution for its adoption.
According to MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino, the resolution was approved after a dialogue between the mayors and Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo was conducted. Representatives from numerous transport groups like the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers (FEJODAP) and Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (PISTON) were also present during the discussion.
"Without the single ticketing system, Metro Manila local government units and the MMDA use their respective traffic violation tickets," said Tolentino. "This runs counter to the 1995 MMDA Charter, mandating the MMDA to install and administer a single ticketing system. The uniform ticket will be issued by all traffic operatives within Metro Manila and shall be recognized metrowide."
To resolve the issues that would arise from the implementation of the unified ticket system, Tolentino said a technical working group composed of the traffic heads of the 17 Metro Manila LGUs and representatives from the Department of Transportation and Communications, Land Transportation Office, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and MMDA, would have to be created. Once everything has been settled, a uniform traffic violation ticket bearing the MMDA logo and that of the 17 Metro Manila LGUs will be given to traffic violators.
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