I am not taking away from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) its tireless efforts in trying to ease the monstrous traffic along Edsa and nearby streets. These efforts are very commendable, and I salute MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino for his patience in absorbing the blame hurled at him because of the problem. But the MMDA can only lessen the problem with Band-aid solutions.
By Peter Wallace
You should be. And the President should be, too.
So much has been written about the horrendous traffic in the metropolis.
By Glicerio V. Sicat
The horrific traffic nightmare that is Edsa is caused by too many cars and buses. If we can ease the traffic by initially cutting down the number of buses, allowing only the newer and air-conditioned ones, and letting bus operators ply their route without traffic, many motorists might be persuaded to leave their cars at home.
By Neal H. Cruz
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded the contract for the LRT line from Baclaran to Cavite to the consortium of Ayala Land and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. However, the construction of the common station where LRT1 on Rizal Avenue, MRT3 on Edsa, and the new MRT7 from Bulacan through Commonwealth Avenue to Edsa will meet was not included because of a temporary restraining order issued by the Supreme Court. MRT7 will be built by Ramon Ang’s San Miguel Corp.