Malacañang promises to improve Metro Manila traffic situation in 100 days
(SPOT.ph) Motorists and commuters have something to look forward to in the coming months. Malacañang says they are set to implement new systems to improve traffic flow in the Metro. “Within the next hundred days you should be feeling some improvements,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella told CNN Philippines following a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, July 12.
Abella also said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is currently putting together several possible solutions to Metro Manila's traffic problem, GMA News reported.
“Sec. Tugade made a presentation yesterday and already they have a menu of changes which could very positively impact the rate of flow—traffic flow, soon, very soon,” he said.
Among these solutions are building waiting rooms for commuters and establishing ticket booths outside the stations where transportation passes could be bought to decongest queuing.
Earlier, Tugade said they were seriously looking into building cable cars as an alternative means of transportation for commuters.
The secretary also suggested that President Rodrigo Duterte be granted emergency powers so he could properly address Metro Manila’s traffic situation.
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