Archive for April, 2012:
Improving the Metro Manila Transport System
The best way to improve Metro Manila is to overhaul the transport system – it must
be a seamless and efficient transport system that complements one another. The
tricycle feeding into the jeepney feeding into the bus feeding into the rail
The mall shopping centers integrated with bus exchanges, parking and feeding to
rail system. The main center has a circular and radial bus routes running on
CNG and FUEL CELL, while the external bus routes intersect with the circular
and radial bus routes are served by the old diesel-powered buses.
In this way, EDSA is chopped into 3 bus routes and the bus numbers are divided by
3 immediately, and EDSA is a pleasant place to drive. BUT PAINTING THE UGLY
UNDERPASS??? THAT IS A NO-BRAINER.
MMDA should form a government consortium to buy out all the private jeepneys and
buses to form one municipal transport system for each city so that there will
be central dispatch that matches passenger demand as they move from one city to
This consortium is funded by ADB, WB, IFC, etc. so it could buy out all these
private buses. The old owners can then become minority owners with the value of
their expropriated buses and jeepneys.
Inefficient public utilities that emit smoke are replaced with modern CNG and FUEL CELL buses. MMD Chairman just needs to pick the brains Filipino experts like the energy expert.
CNG and FUEL CELL buses are now the modern public transport systems being looked into by China as shown by their transport experiments in Beijing and Shanghai. CNG (mainly METHANE or CH4) and HYDROGEN (H2) can be produced from industrial by-products as well as off-peak nuclear and renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, biomass) and will thus be insulated from the ever rising
crude oil and natural gas prices.
If you believe in this article, please forward it to MMDA Chairman Tolentino.
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