QC, CAMANAVA city councils to pass an ordinance on Single Ticketing System

QC, CAMANAVA city councils to pass an ordinance on Single Ticketing System

February 7, 2023 @ 1:10 PM 2 months ago

THE local chief executives in Quezon City and CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela) have asked their respective Sangguniang Panlunsod to pass an ordinance that would adopt the Single Ticketing System which was approved by the Metro Manila Council.

Mayors Maria Josefina ‘Joy’ Belmonte (Quezon City), Dale Gonzalo ‘Along’ Malapitan (Caloocan), Jeannie Sandoval (Malabon), John Rey Tiangco (Navotas) and Weslie ‘Wes’ Gatchalian (Valenzuela) said that the members of their city councils had indicated their support on the program even before the passage of the measure.

“We can expect a swift passage of the ordinance in time for the full implementation of the Single Ticketing System by March 15 all over Metro Manila,” they said.

Malapitan said the city government is now making plans for Caloocan’s transition to the new traffic code designed for the entire National Capital Region.

“To ensure the successful implementation of the single ticketing system in Caloocan, we’ve already started providing training and seminars to our employees from the city’s Public Safety and Traffic Management Department,” he explained.

Tiangco said he’s lucky to be part of the MMC that approved the new traffic system for the metropolis which will provide a system of interconnectivity for all concerned government agencies particularly the local government units in streamlining penalties, among others.

“Having a uniform policy on traffic violations will benefit our driving public, preventing confusion on the amount to be paid and easing payment of penalties,” according to him.

Sandoval said she’s already tasked the city legal office to sit down with the council members prior to the passage of an ordinance for the purpose.

Similarly, Gatchalian said, it’s a good thing that a uniform regulation on traffic violations for the metropolis will finally be implemented.

“With the Metro Manila Traffic Code 2023, our driving public will now have options to pay for their violations electronically as their driver’s license will no longer be confiscated during the apprehension,” Gatchalian claimed.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said an ordinance from the local government units in Metro Manila is imperative so that they can fully implement the scheme in their respective turfs.

The new system will address issues on different procedures of apprehension, payment of fines, redemption of licenses and plates, as well as the uncoordinated implementation of the traffic laws, the MMDA said.