Allow more buses in Commonwealth

September 19, 2019

QUEZON City Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo has called on the Land Transportation Franchise Regulatory  Board (LTFRB) to issue provisional authority for new buses that will serve Commonwealth to ease the plight of stranded commuters.

Castelo, vice chairman of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development Authority,  made the call   in response to the need for more buses in Commonwealth where thousands of commuters are stuck during rush hours due to lack of transportation.

“The provisional authority will allow new buses in Commonwealth to untangle the thousands of stranded commuters spilling over 4 lanes of the avenue during the rush hour which is aggravated by the  MRT-7 construction , “ Castelo said.

The neophyte lawmaker agreed that Quezon City’s major thoroughfare could become the ‘next EDSA’ if it is left unattended. “We should heed the tell tale signs of another EDSA and take the necessary measures as early as possible,” she said.

Aside from the provisional authority for new buses, Castelo also reiterated her proposal to provide motorists access to subdivisions donated already to the government. “Let’s open these government properties as alternative roads to decongest Commonwealth,” she said.

Castelo said the local government should also intensify its clearing operations, a significant part of the campaign can be directed to Commonwealth to liberate it from street hawkers, unauthorized parking and illegal structures.

“Aside from strict enforcement of traffic rules especially in loading and unloading zones, we should also   identity more Mabuhay lanes and continue searching for other access roads. Let’s clear them of obstruction to serve as alternate routes of Commonwealth Avenue,” she added.

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Kailangang kumilos si Las Pinas Mayor Imelda Aguilar sa problema ng kanyang mga mamamayan ukol sa nasirang Aguilar Avenue sa Pulang Lupa.

Simula kasi nang binungkal ito para sa isang water system repair project ay tumaas ang bilang ng vehicular accident sa lugar at naapektuhan ang kabuhayan ng maraming taga-Las Pinas.

Makinis na kalsada dati ang Aguilar Avenue na isang pangunahing kalsada ng lungsod ngunit lubak-lubak na ngayon matapos isagawa ang water project. Dahil dito, ,maraming motorsiklo ang nabubuwal na nauuwi sa madugong aksidente.

At dahil lubhang sira na nga ang kalsada, lumala ang trapik sa Aguilar Avenue partikular sa umaga na ikinabubuwisit ng maraming taga-Las Pinas.

Patuloy pa rin ang pagsira ng Aguilar Avenue sa kasalukuyan at tila walang pakialam ang lokal na pamahalaan.

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Malapit lang ang Kalaw Street sa Manila City Hall pero bakit hindi yata napupuna ni Yorme ang illegal parking sa nasabing kalsada?

Kung papasayalan ito ni Yorme, kapansin-pansin agad ang mga nakaraparadang sasakyan na halos sakupin ang kalahati ng Kalaw.

Malaki ang ipagbabago sa daloy ng trapiko sa Kalaw kung mawawala sa kalsada ang mga ‘nakaharang’ na mga sasakyan.

Posibleng pag-aari ng mga malalaking negosyante o mataas na opisyal ng gobyerno ang may-ari ng mga nasabing sasakyan, pero uubra ba sila kay Yorme?

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