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    #31
    Can The World's Worst Traffic Problem Be Solved? - Popular Mechanics
    By Greg Lindsay, May 11, 2016

    This is what rush hour in Manila looks like: a Mad Max-style ride down Fury Road aboard vehicles with names like "Cold Fusion" and "Soldier of Fortune." First hacked together more than 70 years ago and manufactured nowhere else outside the Philippines, the ageless, endlessly patched jeepney is both an icon of national ingenuity and testament to its utterly dysfunctional public transportation. Filipinos affectionately refer to them as the "Kings of the Road," with a mixture of pride and eye-rolling resignation.

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    #32
    construct multilevel parking in strategic areas, then don't allow parking in all streets, more tow trucks, towed vehicle fine is Ph25,000. Overnight parking in street is allowed Ph500 per night. trucks that bug down on street will be fined Ph 5000/HR

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    #33
    trains trains trains to and from Metro Manila (not only within Metro Manila)

    kung nagkakapagpagiba sila ng bahay para sa road widening, bakit hindi magawa sa tren.

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    #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Lew_Alcindor View Post
    trains trains trains to and from Metro Manila (not only within Metro Manila)

    kung nagkakapagpagiba sila ng bahay para sa road widening, bakit hindi magawa sa tren.
    This is something we should really focus on. If you cannot decentralize Metro Manila, then trains that take you straight to the CBDs from from Cavite Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal and Pampanga will be quite a help. More people will opt to live outside and do the commute to work, and have their children study outside of MM as well.

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    #35
    Sana nga maraming trains na lang ang gawin. Yung bagong skyways sa may naia hindi kaya mas maganda kung train na lang ang ginawa don?

    Sent from my Flare_S4_Plus using Tapatalk

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    #36
    Quote Originally Posted by vinj View Post
    This is something we should really focus on. If you cannot decentralize Metro Manila, then trains that take you straight to the CBDs from from Cavite Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal and Pampanga will be quite a help. More people will opt to live outside and do the commute to work, and have their children study outside of MM as well.
    That's because the national government (NG) is too chicken shit acquiring or dealing with rights-of-way issues.

    Illustration: Before it was bastardized by succeeding administrations, the NorthRail project was supposed to provide a fast and efficient passenger railway (originally) from NAIA, Paranaque all the way to Macapagal Airport in Pampanga.

    Road paving: Support by the NG under BCDA, FBDC, PNR, the private sector under DMCI, the Spanish Railway Group, Keppel, etc.

    Roadblock: All admins subsequent to the Ramos admin (which refused to pony-up additional right-of-way funds), LGUs (who refused to move their squatters from existing railways and the proposed rights-of-way) since these were their sources of VOTES...you get the picture. GMA tried to revive the program by involving the China Railway Company but this was eventually rebuffed by the Senate due to questions on corruption.

    All told: We lost what could have been a speedy railway system leading to 2 ports of entry in the country. Not to mention the supposed trickle-down effect on the areas where the trains were supposed to have their stations.

    Ugh.

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    #37
    I only have one for the short term: Reform our driving habits. Pag nakalusot or nauna na, wag na gitgitin. Give way to those who have the right of way. Most motorists don't know that turning traffic should be the last priority. If someone is ahead of you, let them go unimpeded. Pabayaan na yung mga magugulang sa daan. If everyone thought the same, traffic would still be heavy but a bit faster and flow more smoothly.

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    #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Wh1stl3r2 View Post
    I only have one for the short term: Reform our driving habits. Pag nakalusot or nauna na, wag na gitgitin. Give way to those who have the right of way. Most motorists don't know that turning traffic should be the last priority. If someone is ahead of you, let them go unimpeded. Pabayaan na yung mga magugulang sa daan. If everyone thought the same, traffic would still be heavy but a bit faster and flow more smoothly.
    I have some suggestions for short-term solutions:

    1. Install speed-limiters for all PUJs/PUBs and cargo trucks (8 wheeler and above)
    2. Revoke DLs for those PUJ/PUB and truck drivers with at least 3 traffic violations
    3. Revoke franchises of PUBs with at a record of at least 3 accidents involving fatalities, with impoundment of said buses (this one is VERY EASY considering the murderous record of our PUB companies)
    4. Prohibit ALL provincial buses from traversing EDSA during weekdays
    5. For company employees (especially those using or bringing cars), for labor laws to allow telecommuting.

    These solutions are very doable and, while can be challenged by the transport sector, they will have a hard time contesting the validity of such measures.
    Last edited by Altis6453; June 7th, 2016 at 11:12 AM.

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    #39
    ^
    Those are good, I just hope the incoming administration is willing to spend political capital on those measures. We know how unprofessional the public transport sector is.

    Another one I forgot to mention: carpooling to and from work. Specially yung mga single dyan. What better way to get "developed" with your target SO.

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    #40
    alisin ang mga kolorum na bus at dyip sa MM.

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