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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…

Manila, bus drivers, operators agree to enforce revised bus ban scheme


AGREEMENT REACHED Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno announce that an agreement has been reached with the bus operators and drivers over the implementation of the bus ban scheme. The meeting took place at City Hall Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Estrada and Moreno were ready to face the bus drivers and operators who initially tried to resist the bus ban scheme that seeks to decongest traffic in Manila. Video by INQUIRER.net's Ryan Leagogo

While this may be good, unfortunately, once Erap is gone from office, the new Mayor will bring back the buses. Philippine rules and regulation changes with the change in government. Nothing sticks that's why there's always confusion and nobody follows the rules.

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