It’s finally here! A website that will tell you where to go if there’s traffic in EDSA or C5.
The country’s first ever digitized traffic information system that lets motorist and commuters view the traffic situation around the Metro in real-time over the internet.
Yesterday, August 1, 2011 TV5 and MMDA launched the Metro Manila Traffic Navigator (MMTN) where you can view via internet or through your internet ready mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, android etc.) the traffic situation in Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares. The site can be accessed at http://mmdatraffic.interaksyon.com and can be seen at TV5 news portal www.interaksyon.com.
The MMTN gives the public an instant overview of the traffic situation which gives them the power to choose the less congested road going to their destination. Initially, the navigator is only available to monitor the six major roads: EDSA, C5, Quezon Avenue, España, Roxas Boulevard and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) and 67 intersections included in them.
You can read the traffic situation in three ways via system view (where a color coordinated graph and overview of the roads will be shown) ; line view (wherein you can select and click the road you are interested to view) or a Google Map view.
The traffic navigator is updated every 5 to 15 minutes manually by the MMDA Metro Base so sometimes updates are not that accurate. Therefore they ask the public to help them make the database more accurate by sharing their traffic insights through twitter @MMDANavigator or through text 09337401258 .
Kudos to TV5 for this initiative which is in-sync with the President Aquino’s call for a Public-Private Partnership projects (PPP).
Now you can get the answer yourself whether its traffic or not, if you should leave now or later, if you should go through EDSA or C5!
Oh, it also gives you an information of the cause of traffic like if its a flooding situation or a road accident. Isn’t this pretty neat?
So, traffic ba? Check the site now!
Stay gorgeous everyone!