Sen. Ralph Recto urges gov’t to invest in Pasig River Ferry Service to ease EDSA traffic

Because, really, some of us think we’re better off calling Darna to save the day.

Ernie Reyes of reports that Sen. Ralph Recto has expressed support for the Metro Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) plan to revive the ferry service along Pasig River, saying the national government should now utilize the "nautical road" to help ease the traffic along Edsa.

The report quoted Recto as saying that "Malacañang should tap assorted standby funds in reviving the service on the 27-kilometer waterway" and not wait for private investors to launch the ferry service. The senator suggested that the government "buy boats, or rent the boats that the previous ferry operator owned" so that the ferry service can resume its operations at the soonest possible time.

Traffic in Metro Manila is expected to get worse as several road projects begin construction work this year. The MMDA earlier said the speed of vehicles traveling along Edsa can slow down to 1 to 9 kilometers per hour in areas where new infrastructures are being built.

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