Allow me to state a number of irrefutable statements. The University of the Philippines (UP) is one of the top Philippine universities. Within UP’s sprawling Diliman campus is found the National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS), which does, among other things, expert transportation research and expert traffic studies. Unless somebody backs up a claim that another agency/entity (public or private) is better, the UP NCTS is the BEST transportation/traffic think tank in the Philippines.
There’s a pending bill seeking to impose higher fees for anyone who buys a second car. By discouraging people from buying a second/third car, the rationale for this move says, there will be lesser vehicles clogging our highways. Continue reading