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Poe’s solution to traffic jams: Build subway, tap a ‘traffic terminator’ 

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 07:31 PM April 24, 2016

THE appointment of a “traffic terminator”  and  construction of a “subway” system were just among  Senator Grace Poe’s proposed solutions to the worsening   traffic problem in Metro Manila  and other parts of the country.

Poe  admitted   that solving the  traffic problem is  not an easy task  but it  could be done   starting with road  clearing and  widening.

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“Kailangan may disiplina, hindi po personal parking lot ng ating mga kababayan ang mga kalsada. Umpisahan doon, i-enforce ‘yung batas..,” she said during the   third and  final presidential debate  in Pangasinan.

The government, she said,  should also  complete all pending  projects such as the Sky Luzon Skyway, North  Luzon connector, MRT7, and  the LRT  extension  to Cavite.

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Poe said a long-term solution to the problem  is a subway system  like in other countries.

“Alam mo, posibleng magkaroon ng subway system e para mas mabilis ang biyahe. Kung sabi nila binabaha rito, e pero ‘yung subway sa ibang bansa sa ilalim ng karagatan dumadaan, kaya pwede dito,” she said.

She said there should also be  MRT  system not only in Metro Manila but also in Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and other parts of the country.

“Tapos ako’y mag-appoint ng isang Secretary na traffic terminator. Wala syang gagawin kundi babantayan ang batwat proyekto na matapos, right of way dapat mabilis na maibigay para hindi  nakababad,” said Poe.

She  said she has no  particular person in  mind  yet on who should serve as “traffic terminator,” but said the person should have “engineering background” or have expertise in traffic.

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