MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista may be considered the weakest link in the administration of President Bongbong Marcos, but he has bright ideas that have not been thought of by his predecessors.
Yesterday, Bautista unveiled his plan to finally rid EDSA of the nightmarish traffic that has haunted Metro Manila’s main thoroughfare for decades.
He is proposing to replace all city buses with double deckers, similar to those used in Hong Kong and many Western countries.
“The problem with EDSA is that there are too many buses plying the route,” Bautista said. “Cut the number in half and it will dramatically ease the traffic problem.”
DOTr has yet to make public details of the plan and what to do with the replaced buses. Perhaps sell the junk to Australia?
The government has already started implementing a public utility modernization program, replacing old and dilapidated traditional jeepneys with minibus-like, air-conditioned units.
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