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Bad news: Traffic won’t get better till 2015

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I have very bad news for Metro Manilans: The horrendous traffic jams and floods will be with us until next year. This comes straight from Francis Tolentino, chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, although he did not say it exactly that way. What he told the Kapihan sa Manila at the Diamond Hotel last Monday (the other guest was former congressman Danilo Suarez) was that the traffic jams are brought about by a combination of factors: diggings on the streets by the Department of Public Works and Highways and by the water concessionaires, the lack of an efficient transport system, too many vehicles on too few streets, and the lack of coordination among the agencies involved in transportation.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Get PNR going, change DOTC leadership

One solution to the daily gridlock in Metro Manila’s main roadways.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

LTFRB adding to Metro traffic jams

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What’s happening to the directors of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)?

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Manmade calamity

We have suffered other massive traffic jams before, but the gridlock that paralyzed parts of Metro Manila last Monday was nightmarish for two relatively novel reasons.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Manila ports not congested but the streets are

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Every night, the whole of C-5 Road is so full of cargo trucks that there is hardly any space left for other vehicles.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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