|Traffic scheme dry run starts today|
|Monday, 20 March 2017 11:40|
By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS
The first phase of the experimental traffic scheme for one way-street, no right turn and no left turn takes effect today, March 20 covering west coast bound vehicles.
Implementation starts at 7am until 8pm from Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.
The City Administrator’s Office led by Apple Go together with Executive Assistant Cesar Jimenez Jr. and Police Station 11 Chief PSupt. Ariel Huesca and his deputy PCI Albert Sta. Teresa last Saturday met with the transport group to discuss final details concerning the first day of the implementation of the dry run Monday.
Last Friday, Go and Jimenez also convened a coordinative meeting of all agencies concerned to include representatives from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) to also finalize preparations.
With the experimental traffic scheme, as mandated in Executive Order 250 undergoing dry run in the west coast starting today, the truck ban in Baliwasan area will also be lifted.
To ensure effective implementation of the new scheme, sufficient number of traffic police as well as personnel from the City Traffic Enforcement team will be deployed to all intersections and major streets to maximize the information drive.
No apprehensions will take place, as the scheme is still on a dry run mode.
Phase II of the experimental traffic scheme, covering the central business district will take effect March 27, also from 7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. (Sheila Covarrubias)