There is no question that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has been trying its best to solve our worsening traffic woes.
By Neal H. Cruz
The Pasig River ferryboat is sailing again, thanks to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chair Francis Tolentino. It resumed cruising up and down the Pasig last Monday, giving commuters free rides.
The revival of the Pasig River Ferry comes across as an afterthought, but it’s a welcome idea just the same in view of the traffic gridlock feared to occur when an estimated 15 road projects get underway all at the same time in Metro Manila. (As it is, the traffic situation is a recurring nightmare.)
May I refer to Neal H. Cruz’s column titled “Promote alternative means of transportation” (Opinion, 2/14/14), wherein he stated: “We are glad to read in Sunday’s Inquirer that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will revive the Pasig River ferry as suggested in a recent column….
By Conrado de Quiros
I sympathize with the Share the Road Movement. Complaining that virtually all of the country’s streets are given to the 2 percent that owns cars, the group marched to the Supreme Court last Monday to demand that half of them be given to nonmotorized transport (walking, bicycling) and the other half to a motorized one. Additionally, it demanded that public officials be made to take public transport on a regular basis.