Local businessmen have pushed for the establishment of a mass transport system in Tagbilaran City in the soonest possible time amid concerns over the worsening traffic congestion.
Members of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) formally lobbied for the mass transport system during a meeting held at the Bohol Tropics Resort last Thursday.
Engr, Albert Uy, BCCI president, said the business sector is lobbying for a mass transport system using jeepneys or buses, among others, that can load no less than 15 passengers.
The mass transport system should have strategic routes and schedules with designated drop-off points so to ease traffic congestion.
The chamber also lobbied for the implementation of an odd-even scheme for tricycles to limit the number of tricycles operating in a single day.
City Administrator Edi Borja who attended the meeting told the business group that the city government is supportive of the move citing their two proposed routes once the new Bohol Panglao International Airport will be operational as a heavier traffic is expected.
He said Route 1 will be from the Bohol Int’l Airport to Dauis Junction with the Integrated Bus Terminal as the drop off point (via Camella Homes Dampas) City Hall as drop-off , then Calceta St, CPG Ave, San Jose St., near Cogon Bus Terminal as another drop off point ,Graham Ave to Tagbilaran Port as third drop off point.
Route 2 is from the Bohol Int’l Airport to Totolan Dauis (via Causeway),Old Capitol, City Square as drop-off, Bohol Cultural Center as another drop-off point, then C. Putong St, to Tagbilaran Port as third drop off point.
This mass transport system is strongly being lobbied as even the present traffic situation along CPG Ave. and Gallares St. already signals the need for a serious solution, according to the chamber which passed Resolution No. 04-2018 during last Thursday’s meeting.