The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will “soon” launch in Bohol the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT), a national government committee initially created to address traffic congestion in Metro Manila which was later replicated in other areas in the National Capital Region.
According to LTFRB 7 director Eduardo Montealto, the I-ACT will be established to go after “colorum” public utility vehicles (PUV), illegal parking violators, illegal transport terminals and violators of other traffic regulations in the province.
The I-ACT will be comprised of personnel from the LTFRB, Land Transportation Office, Philippine National Police, Highway Patrol Group, local government units and local traffic enforcers.
However, Montealto did not give an exact date for the I-ACT’s launch as he spoke before some members of the Sanggunianag Panlalawigan during a meeting of the SP’s committee on tourism led by Board Member Jade Bautista at the Capitol on Wednesday.
“Wala pa na nato kaayo na-emphasize diri sa Bohol kay didto pa man ni sa Cebu, unya daghan kaayo mi og nadakpan,” he said.
Montealto also reminded the public that passengers of unregistered or colorum PUVS are not covered by accident insurance.
Meanwhile, the LTFRB is planning to open its first satellite office in Bohol to provide convenience to those who have transactions with the agency which holds office in its regional headquarters in Cebu City. (RT)