Wednesday, October 26, 2016
i-ACT and LGUs Start Working on Unified Ticketing System
In an effort to strengthen the cooperation between the national government and the Local Government Units (LGUs) in addressing traffic woes, the Inter-agency Council on Traffic (i-ACT) conducted today a Workshop on the Unified Traffic Enforcement System.
129 personnel from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), PNP-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) and LGU traffic managers participated in the workshop, which aims to organize and integrate Single Enforcement System and to harmonize Traffic Laws Ordinances and Circulars of all LGUs and the i-ACT.
This show of cooperation follows a special meeting of the i-ACT and the Metro Manila Council, wherein Metro Manila mayors agreed to pass uniform ordinances on traffic violation fines and penalties.
Participants discussed the following agenda for a smooth implementation of the unified ticketing system: Organizational Structure, Disposition of Personnel, Disposition of i-ACT Communications, Single Ticketing System, Harmonization of Laws, Radio Communicating System and Uniform.
To further strengthen traffic enforcement in Metro Manila, i-ACT is hoping to gather 13,000 traffic enforcers which include 6,663 integrated enforcers of MMDA, LTO, LTFRB, and Local Enforcers of different LGUs. Last Saturday, around 500 volunteers graduated from the i-ACT Traffic Enforcement and Operations Seminar.