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Mayor Osmeña: BRT, LRT can co-exist

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Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he will not allow the cancellation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in favor of a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system.

“Well, we have for other groups allowed them to do their study. Just to identify the consortium doesn’t mean anything to me. The other group has presented themselves. It’s my duty to listen to everything. But let me tell you my reservations. I think they are just looking for an excuse to cancel the BRT. I will not allow that to happen,” Osmeña said.

The Cebu politiko said the BRT and the LRT can co-exist.

Talisay Mayor Eduardo Gullas was the first to propose the BRT during his last term as Cebu governor in the 80s.

“We should have started it decades ago. Have it started, we could have avoided the worsening traffic problem now,” he said.