Business groups want traffic czar
The Makati Business Club, the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines and the Joint Foreign Chambers have supported the recommendations Management Association of the Philippines in solving traffic and transportation problems in Metro Manila.
MAP earlier announced a set of recommendations to solve the traffic problems in Metro Manila.
Among the recommendations were the designation of a traffic czar to take overall charge of all matters related to or affecting traffic and road management and deputizing a specially-trained highway patrol group within the Philippine National Police to enforce traffic rules.
Another proposal is to direct traffic Czar to introduce road engineering refinements such as bus lane delineators on Edsa and other major national roads to increase their efficiency.
MAP has also called on the government to fast-track the upgrade and capacity expansion of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 as well as upgrade existing major national roads into expressways.
“This initiative is an outstanding example of how business managers can apply their experience and talent towards finding practical and effective solutions to issues of major concern,” said MBC chairman Ramon del Rosario Jr.