Beginning Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be conducting a trial run for a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane. This dry run will run the course of one week along the entire stretch of EDSA.
MMDA Assistant General Manager Arturo Garcia added that this scheme has been approved by the Metro Manila Council last December 5, 2017.
This scheme sees the leftmost lane serving as the HOV lane. The MMDA says that motorists with two or more passengers will be the only ones allowed on the HOV lane. They add that violators will be apprehended via no-contact apprehension policy. The fine for driving on the HOV lane with less than two passengers on board is Php 500.
Besides motorists with more than two passengers, motorcyclists can also use the HOV lane. For those driving alone or with one passenger, the MMDA says that they may use the motorcycle lane and the third lane from the MRT.