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Average traffic time in major thoroughfares

Requested from MMDA by GM Castro at 03:59 PM on Sep 09, 2019.
Purpose: For Rappler story on Metro Manila traffic and mobility situation
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2012 - 08/31/2019
Tracking no: #MMDA-202366173752

GM 03:59 PM, Sep 09, 2019

I have received files containing the AADT from 2012 to 2017. May you share with us similar documents containing the breakdown of the volume of vehicles for 2013 to 2016? I only received data for 2017 and 2018. Also, pls provide the ff.:

- Average no. of daily commuters
- Speed limit and average daily travel time per type of vehicles in major thoroughfares
- Peak hour congestion/average traffic time in major thoroughfares
- No. of traffic lights installed along EDSA
- No. of traffic constables deployed in Metro Manila thoroughfares

Thank you!

FOI Receiving 09:41 AM, Sep 11, 2019

September 11, 2019

Dear GM,

Thank you for your request dated Sep 09, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Average traffic time in major thoroughfares.

We received your request on Sep 09, 2019 and will respond on or before Sep 30, 2019 03:59:00 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #MMDA-202366173752.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

GM 03:20 PM, Sep 16, 2019


May I add the following as part of my previous request to your agency:

1. Most used modes of transportation
2. Most congested roads, preferably with number of cars per accompanying time
3. Traffic influx to Metro Manila (i.e no. of vehicles coming  from different areas surrounding the Metro)
4. Statistics of traffic bottlenecks by severity and LGUs (reference: 


GM 11:13 PM, Oct 01, 2019


May I ask for an update on my request?

Thank you!

GM 09:26 AM, Oct 02, 2019

Pls also add this:

- most recent statistics of causes of traffic in Manila

From this article:

thank you!

FOI Decision 09:32 PM, Oct 04, 2019

October 4, 2019

Dear GM Castro,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 09, 2019 03:59:00 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Average traffic time in major thoroughfares.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. You may now get your request from our Public Information Office (PIO) located at the ground floor of Institute of Traffic Management (ITM) Building, Orense Street, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City. 

For assistance and clarification, you may contact our FOI - Assistant Receiving Officer Ms. MeAnn Tanbio at 882-08-61.

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If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.


FOI Decision Maker
FOI Receiving Officer

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