Traffic Management Center is under the supervision of the City Mayor. It conducts traffic direction and control for the safe and orderly movements of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. It coordinates all traffic management activities of the City with other related function agencies. It instills awareness among the public of their obedience to traffic rules and regulation and the importance of their road safety. And also it conducts research and studies to enhance more efficient and effective traffic management.
Long Term Plan
The Traffic Management Center of Davao City has for its programs and plans that will make this city a compliant of the 1968 Vienna Convention on road traffic and a city where the inhabitants are traffic conscious. Moreover, the following are to be made:
- To construct more flyover that shall decongest traffic at intersections.
- Opening of more access roads.
- Rehabilitation of standard loading bays.
- Additional terminal for provincial routes.
- Sustaining present Traffic Signalization as means to decongest traffic problems.
- Re-assesment of PUJ re-routing scheme, in coordination with the LTFRB.
Short Term Plan
- Acquisition of towing vehicle for responding the need of bogged-down vehicles along the street.
- Acquistion of mobile speed camera for protection and to monitor traffic violations such as reckless driving/over
- Acquisition of stripping machine for traffic road markings.
- Improvement of new uniform and traffic gears such as reflectorized vest, rain coats, and alike.
- Purchase addittional Motorcycles.
- Adequate supply of traffic paint.
- Providing periodic traffic data availbale to the public, such as Traffic / Vehicular Accidents, Traffic Vehicular Count, and alike.
- Sustaining the Traffic Education Awarenes Program to traffic personnel, barangay-based program schools, Non-Government Organizations, elementary and high schools, and drivers.
Pillars of Traffic Management
For the need of ensuring public safety and convenience to commuters and pedestrians alike is paramount this center is mandated by the Local Government of Davao to implement the following:
- Traffic direction and control
- Apprehension of Traffic Violations based on RA 4136 and local legislations by Traffic Enforcers duly deputized by the Land Transportation Office XI.
- Initial investigation of vehicular accidents
- Clearing of streets and sidewalks of obstructive vendors and structures based mainly on Ordinance # 30 of 1988 and relevant national statute.
Incidental to enforcement is the need for effective street signages thus this center with its Engineering section is prompted to act on the following:
- Painting and maintenance of pedestrian lanes and yellow boxes on City streets.
- Fabrication, installation and maintenance of traffic signages and other traffic road paraphernalias.
- Rescue and towing of bogged down vehicles on streets.
Pure enforcement is futile in traffic management. The public must be informed as they are the ultimate recipient and beneficiary. With the pool of lecturers armed with the knowledge and wisdom traffic law and schemes the public is informed thru:
- Traffic education and awareness seminars in schools, Barangay Traffic Auxiliaries, Private Institutions and driver organizations, on the following topic:
- Traffic re-orientation on our enforcers conducted by other traffic agencies.
It is the thrust of this office that efficient traffic scheme and less street obstruction means public economic gain. A free flowing traffic will yield to a less fuel consumption of motor vehicles. And lesser fuel consumption will affect the prices of basic commodities that directly benefit the public.
In the same logic, an efficient traffic scheme and less street obstruction will benefit the environment. A lesser fuel consumption because of less traffic build up may mean less carbon dioxide emission and less pollution. By implementing traffic rules especially on smoke belchers, we also regulate the excessive emission of carbon dioxide from the motor vehicles.
Our Goals and Objectives
- To achieve that a series of education drives and coordination to all traffic stakeholders is needed, a stringent enforcement of national laws and local ordinances but not detained to strict technicalities of the rules and a constant attitude to develop and upgrade thru timely assessment by this center and the Traffic Management and Control Board (TMCB), which is the policy making body of the local government pertaining to traffic and transportation matters.
- To recommend traffic-related plans and programs to the TMCB.
- To ensure public awareness on road safety and smooth flow of motor vehicles and pedestrian traffic.
- To provide proper education among road users and the public relevant to road safety.
- To conduct studies that will effectively implement and enforce the traffic law ordinance that promotes public safety.
Our beginningsSection 3 of Executive No. 21, series of 1995
Creation of the Traffic Management Center (TMC):
There is hereby created the Traffic Management Center (TMC) to replace the existing Traffic Management Unit (TMU) under the supervision of the City Mayor thru the Traffic Management Control Board (TMCB). The TMC shall coordinate all traffic management activities of the City. The Center shall establish its own operations center, but shall closely work with the following local and national agencies;
- City Engineer's Office
- Land Transportation Office
- DPWH District Office
- Traffic Group - PNP
- Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board
- Highway Patrol Group
The Head and personnel of the Traffic Management Center (TMC) shall be designated/appointed by the City Mayor from among the personnel of any appropriate City and National Government Offices or from the private sector, through the recommendation of the Traffic Management and Control Board. Section 4 of Executive No. 21, series of 1995
Traffic Management Center Functional Sub-units.
To promote effectiveness in the performance of its functions, the Traffic Management Center shall establish its own organizational and operational set-up which shall be approved by the City Mayor, upon recommendation of the Board. The Hapsay Dalan, Traffic Aides, Parking Fee Collectors and other traffic units operating within the City shall be under the operational control of the TMC. Section 5 of Executive No. 21, series of 1995
The Traffic Management Center shall also be responsible in providing overall administrative and secretarial services for the BOARD.
Who we are
What we do
- The alter-ego of the City Mayor in terms of Traffic Concerns of the city.
- In-Charge of the Traffic Management Center. Issues memoranda for office orders, facilitates meetings, hears requests and things alike manifesting a public office.
Deputy for Administration
- Over-all in-charge of administration and management concerns of the office, and of the daily operations of the main thrusts of the office.
- In behalf of the Officer-In Charge, he/she can decide pertaining to internal concerns specifically administrative matters.
- Represents the Officer-In Charge in official functions and/or gatherings/meetings.
- Monitors the correspondence and functions of the office personnel.
Deputy for Operations
- Directs and oversees the daily movement of traffic personnel, mobile units and traffic eagle squads and other units in their respective assignments.
- In behalf of the Officer-In Charge, he/she can decide pertaining to internal concerns specifically on the matters that involve operations of the office.
- Represents the Officer-In Charge in official functions and/or gatherings/meetings.
- Monitors the traffic movement and the response of the traffic personnel.
Admin. Asst. => collates all daily correspondence that comes in the office and forward the same to the Officer-In Charge.
1. Receiving Clerk => records all the incoming and outgoing correspondence and communications of the office.
2. Records Section => responsible for the archiving of the office files and all the records.
3. Desk Personnel => shall man the information desk that shall answer queries.
4. Communication (Messenger) => the office liaison that shall legwork all correspondence from this office.
5. Gate Guard => screens all the persons going inside the office premises and in-charge of securing the premises.
Finance & Logistics / Fund Comptroller Section => The finance officer of the office, that is responsible of the annual budget, disbursements and other financial/auditing concerns. Controls the financial aspect of the office.
1. Payroll Clerk => prepares the payroll of all personnel of this office.
2. Gas & Supply Clerk => prepares the purchase orders of all items and things needed by the office for its proper functions and its weekly and summary reports.
3. Property Custodian => in-charge of the items and other exhibits owned
4. Procurement Asst. => tasked to oversee the flow of disbursement of this office and prepares report of the same.
Training & Education Section
Staff => trains/educates all incoming/potential traffic personnel and shall be responsible for the Traffic Education and Awareness Program of the office.
Engineering Section => shall implement the road safety plan of this office and shall be responsible of the following aspects:
1. Survey & Planning
Legal / Research Section => in-charge of assisting the office of its legal concerns, provides initial appreciation of matters brought to its attention and initial investigation of complaints and recommendations.
Information & Technology Section => in-charge of updating the technology pace of the office and creating maps, drawings, and sketches for office consumption.
1. Data Encoder
a. Traffic Count
Radio Communication (Dispatcher) => controls the air dispatch using radio communication.
Demolition Unit => a team of personnel responsible in monitoring and clearing of vendors and street obstructions. Shall be composed of three teams: Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie.
Mobile Unit Supervisors => primarily in-charge of overseeing the daily operations of their team or units, as follows:
1. Traffic Eagle Squad (5 Mobile Vehicles)
2. Mobile Team (Alpha, Bravo)
Motorcycle Unit => shall serve as the quick traffic response team of the office and shall serve as escorts in any activity duly approved. (15 Motorcycles)
Field Enforcers Unit Supervisors => act as team leaders to every unit or group of personnel in the following area of responsibility:
1. Sector A (South): Calinan-Toril-Matina Crossing
2. Sector B (South): Quimpo-Mac Arthur-Maa-Sandawa
3. Sector A (North): Panacan-Tibungco-Buhangin NHA
4. Sector B (North): Abreeza-Obrero-Agdao-R.Castillo
5. Sector A (Central): Pichon-Bonifacio-City Hall-Ateneo Matina
6. Sector B (Central): Roxas-Recto-Bonifacio
7. Sector A (East): Guerrero-Jacinto-Quezon Blvd.-Quimpo (LTO)
8. Sector B (East): Monteverde-Sta.Ana-Magsaysay
9. Sector A (West): Bankerohan-Quirino-Torres
10. Sector B (West): Circum-DMSF-JP Laurel-Mapa
Enforcement Unit (Deputized-Liaison)
1. T.O.P. Staff => functions as ministerial in recording the release of TOP’s and making reports of apprehensions.
2. Trisikad (Releasing & Receiving) => responsible in ensuring that all requirements and administrative fines are met before releasing.