Valenzuela City mayor wants number coding, truck ban back this holiday season

To help ease the Christmas rush traffic
PHOTO: Leandre Grecia

On Thursday, December 3, Valenzuela City mayor Rex Gatchalian called on authorities to reimplement the number-coding scheme and the truck ban in the city due to heavy holiday season traffic.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) suspended the said traffic schemes since the onset of quarantine to ensure ease of movement for essential goods and frontliners. Gatchalian said this worsened the traffic situation in the city, which is the gateway to Metro Manila from North and Central Luzon.

Yung truck ban, remember ang Valenzuela, industrial city ito and kailangan namin ang truck ban kung hindi kasi sumasabay ang malalaking truck sa rush hour,” Gatchalian told Teleradyo.

Gatchalian also brought up the recently implemented all-RFID cashless scheme at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), which has likewise slowed traffic due to faulty sensors and errors: “Atras-abante bago ka makadaan, yung ibang tao napipilitan dumaan sa EDSA, MacArthur Highway para makabalik sa Valenzuela. Di naman foolproof ang system at palyado.”

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NOTE: This article first appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made.

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