Gov. pack buses back by july
BAGUIO CITY – Bus lines now occupying the Baguio Convention Center parking lot as loading and unloading area will have to wait for the second week of July before being able to utilize Gov. Pack road as such.
This was confirmed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the Transport and Traffic Management Committee (TTMC) meeting at city hall last week.
A thorough curing period for the repaired road is needed, it was known.
Accordingly, the repaired road is part of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) rehabilitation, reconstruction, upgrading of damaged roads project.
Bus operators present during the meeting reported that the present location is accident prone and slippery, thus the need for the immediate return to the former loading site. The parking areas have also been properly designated to each line and the Memorandum of Agreement signed between the bus-owner-leasee and the city government.
The mayor however persuaded the operators to coordinate among themselves to make the area safer for their vehicles and passengers as well. No re-routing for buses, as suggested, is possible, it was also known.
It was during the same meeting that roads under repair were evaluated as to completion. As to the mayor, some road projects have been completed ahead of schedule or on time. Some projects, however, have been deemed late, the mayor lamented. Criticisms abound for the contractor having uncompleted road projects, and for public officials including us, the mayor bewailed. Uncompleted road contracts have caused traffic jams specially with the opening of classes, thus complaints from the public have often been heard, the mayor said.
The erring contractor was said to have been given a final warning by the DPWH district office as to his performance. The contractor was directed to present detailed program of activities as to the road repairs, or face rescinding of his work contract, it was known. -juliegfianza