Tagbilaran lawmakers call for transfer of small terminals

Tagbilaran City Square|Photo: Christian Maningo

Two members of the Tagbilaran City Council called on the city traffic bureau to eradicate satellite terminals for jeeps and multicabs as part of the implementation of the one-way loop traffic system.

According to Councilor Jonas Cacho, the City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) should ban public utility vehicles from using establishments such as the City Square as terminal for loading passengers.

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Cacho proposed the measure as part of efforts to ease congestion along city streets by using terminals as parking areas for private vehicles instead.

The initiative would minimize illegal parking which has been pinpointed by traffic authorities as among chief causes of bottlenecks along the city’s key thoroughfares, he said.

The city lawmaker also suggested to move small terminals to their previous location at Boholand along CPG East Avenue.

Meanwhile, councilor Augustinus Gonzaga expressed support for his colleague’s call for relocation of small terminals to improve the city’s current experimental efforts to address traffic issues.

For his part, CTMO chief Tony Samante said that he will study the legislators’ proposal.

Samante appeared before the city council on Friday to report updates on the ongoing implementation of the new traffic scheme.

Other than Cacho’s proposal, more suggestions from other councilors were also pitched to Samante for further study and possible implementation. (A. Doydora)



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