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3 Cost Effective Ways to Solve Metro Manila's Traffic Problem

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The Facebook page of ANC 24/7 is asking for its reader's suggestion on how to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem.


This got me thinking, "what is the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem?" It's easy to make suggestions, what's hard is the implementation and the cost of implementation. So what is the the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem and the most cost effective solution?

Punitive Fines
First of all, any implementation will definitely cost money, a lot of money. The cause of the traffic mess is the people themselves so it's only right that those causing the traffic problem should be fined and the fine should hurt. That way, the fines will pay for the cost of enforcing the law.
The fines should start at P500 and goes up every week if you don't pay it within 15 days. To enforce this and prevent people from ignoring the fine. It will be tied to their driver's license or car registration. They cannot renew their d…

Universal Library

There is a new online library that has been developed by Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, Zhejiang University in China, the Indian Institute of Science in India and the Library at Alexandria in Egypt.

They digitized more than 1.5 million books, and they are now available online.

It's called the Universal Digital Library with a million book collection. Now anyone who has an Internet connection can have access to a collection of books the size of a University Library.

The subjects ranges from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Health, History, Law, Mathematics, Music, Religion.

Books are also available in different languages like Chinese, English, Arabic, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit, Persian, Marathi, Urdu.

Isn't the Internet great? If we had this when I was in college, it would have made it a whole lot easier for me to do research.