LTO pushes for reforms on 100th anniversary

But what should the agency prioritize?
Mar 21, 2011

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has outlined several projects to streamline its services and operations as the agency celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Among the LTO's priority programs under the year-long celebration include the review of the motor vehicle registration process, improvement of the agency’s frontline services and the "reduction of vulnerable areas to corruption."

The LTO calls its reform program The ROAD Less Traveled, which kicked off during the agency's regional directors’ conference from March 9 to 11. ROAD, according to LTO, stands for Reform, Organization and Advocacy Development.

Transportation and Communication Department assistant secretary Virginia Torres, who heads the LTO, said pushing for reforms on its 100th year is the best time for the agency to "rewrite" its history. After all, it's one of the government offices plagued with controversies and corruption issues.

The programs for the next 12 months were designed to "transform the LTO into a world class land transportation office responsive to the needs of the current times," according to Torres.

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What do you think are the most pressing issues the LTO should address to make it a cleaner and more efficient agency?

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