MMDA proposes 4-day school week to ease traffic along EDSA
Will this really help?
Jaymee Gamil and Maricar Brizuela of the Philippine Daily Inquirer report that the Manila Development Authority (MMDA)is set to propose a "four-day school week" to the Department of Education (DepEd) in anticipation of horrible traffic jams in Edsa that are expected to occur soon.
The report explained that MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino came up with the suggestion after a fellow MMDA official "made a projection of how bad traffic would be on Edsa, the country's busiest highway, once major infrastructure projects in the capital simultaneously undergo construction this year." The MMDA estimates that cars will travel at a snail's pace at 1 to 9 kilometers an hour along Edsa when the road projects begin.
Among the 15 projects scheduled for construction this year is the 14.8-km Skyway Stage 3, "which would link Buendia, Makati City, to Balintawak, Quezon City, and cut travel time between them to 15 minutes."
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