Managing roads is no joke

Posted by watchmen
August 12, 2017
Posted in OPINION

 

Currently, there are an estimated 70,000 motor vehicles registered with the Bacolod City Land Transportation Office (LTO); 64,000 were registered last year.
I mentioned in a previous column, my former boss at the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Bayani Fernando, called Bacolod City roads the “most perfect grid” in the country. However, he questioned, with too many roads becoming secondary and tertiary options, if they are being utilized properly.
If one does not know how to maximize road utilization, then the community faces the struggle of motor vehicle density.
If one is skilled in the process of managing highways, then the situation can be managed.
Experimentation is not a means of reaching the objective of proper road utilization. One must know what they are doing before taking action – this is not a game.
Apprehending drivers is one act that would discipline motorists. Then what?
Authorities need to devise a plan for road management that includes elements of discipline for drivers.
Additionally, it takes more than one individual. One person does not know everything; it takes a cohesive force of knowledgeable personalities to come up with a resolution.
If one wields the authority, but has no passion, it will surely be a failure.
There are many who depict an image of knowing everything, when they do not even know one bit of one thing; they try to win the minds of their superiors, while maintaining a façade of superiority over others.

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This column greets Warren Concepcion, Arnel Lapore, Erlinda Regalado, Quino Yao, Job Lamela, Mike Villianueva, Karen Dinsay, Dindo Locsin, and Linus Jimenez./WDJ

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