Saturday, December 28, 2013

Privatized #publictransit leads to disaster in Manila

Opinion | GMA News Online: "It is time to revoke the licenses of these transport operators who have continued to disregard traffic rules, like speed limits on skyways, in the pursuit of profit. They have already lost their social license to operate, it is time to revoke their legal right to do so. To allow them and the industry to continue down this road of destruction is just outright madness."

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Manila #publictransit unreliable and incompetent

BusinessMirror - Public transportation: Making difficult choices: "But we know the cause: The failure of the government to provide an effective regulatory structure for a public-transportation industry that is unable to give commuters reliable and competent service."

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Car traffic is draining the Philippine economy

Traffic everywhere! | Business, News, The Philippine Star | "The losses due to traffic are estimated by experts at P150 billion in time savings per year, plus about P20 billion more in vehicle operating cost. I would add the physical abuse we all impose on our personal health from inhaling all that poisonous air as well as in our psychological well being.

We continue to suffer because we have refused to bite the bullet and do some very difficult but sensible things to make our worsening traffic problem bearable. "