The Malta Independent 29 January 2023, Sunday
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Transport Malta implements measures to try and ease traffic flow throughout school year

Monday, 26 September 2022, 11:51 Last update: about 4 months ago

Transport Malta plans to implement a number of measures to alleviate the increase in road traffic that the start of the new scholastic year is expected to cause.

"As a new scholastic year begins, Transport Malta is aware of the increase in road traffic that such an event causes, especially during particular times of the day. Throughout these months, Transport Malta has worked to prepare for any eventuality, especially through preparatory meetings between various stakeholders such as Infrastructure Malta, the Police Force and LESA."

As such, it will implement the following measures to try and alleviate the problem.

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This service will be available from Monday to Friday from 6:00am to 9:30am, and from 3.30pm to 6.30pm, during the school year. "To make use of this service, one can call 80073399. An enforcement officer from Transport Malta will be sent on location to direct the traffic in the area and to move the broken-down vehicle to a place where it's of least inconvenience to passing traffic."

Enforcement officers

A number of enforcement officers will be stationed in locations where a large quantity of traffic is gathered so that there is no undue hindrance to the traffic flow. "TM's enforcement officers will be especially present between 6am and 9:30am and 3.30pm and 6.30pm. This will be accompanied by an increase in patrols carried out by Transport Malta."

In addition, TM said that there will be an increase in manpower at Transport Malta's Traffic Control Center (TCC) to ensure better coordination during rush hour.  

"Cooperation from the public is crucial to ensure that such measures are successful. We, therefore, encourage drivers to cooperate with the instructions provided by TM's enforcement officers and to plan their route in advance."

"We also encourage drivers to download the Malta Road Traffic Update (MRTU) app, which will be updating them in real-time on any traffic they might encounter on their route, and encourage drivers to follow all driving regulations and to stop their car in the correct way so that it does not obstruct the traffic flow."


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