Mayor Leonardia: MMDA to help Bacolod create traffic master plan

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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will assist the city government in creating a local traffic master plan.

The Bacolod politiko said the MMDA team will arrive in the city later this month to assess the city’s traffic situation for two weeks.

“They will study the traffic flow for us to come up with a traffic master plan for Bacolod City. When we do that, we will be among the first few in the country to have a traffic master plan,” Leonardia explained.

Land Transportation Office-Western Visayas data shows motor vehicles registered in Bacolod City have gone up by to at about 92,800 in 2017 compared to 94,900 in 2016.

“That is what I call good news, which is also bad news. Good news because it shows that our people have the purchasing power, but bad news because it adds to the traffic volume,” Leonardia said.