As the government continues to create ways to combat traffic congestion in Metro Manila, a new council is formed in order to get input from various sectors before new rules and regulations are implemented.

The Metro Manila Transport Consultative Council (MMTCC) has been created composed of transport leaders, commuters’ safety advocates, motorcycle riders’ organizations, public utility vehicles operators (jeepneys, city and provincial buses, taxis), representatives of the MMDA, the Department of Transportation, the Land Transportation Office, and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

Its sole purpose is to help in crafting and proposing measures for approval to the Metro Manila Council that will improve traffic flow in Metro Manila after which it will be implemented by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

This initiative was formed after various groups and related government agencies met during consultation regarding the proposed modified odd-even traffic scheme. The council also ensures that regular consultations will be done with the transport sector before new measure versus traffic are implemented.

“We want to get a broad sentiment of the stakeholders and the general public with these consultations,” said MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos.

University of the Philippines Prof. Clarita Carlos will act as the council’s facilitator.