Identifying opportunities with the MRT 7 and the LRT 1 extension

Caught (up) in traffic

As we welcome 2014, we also look forward to major projects that will help alleviate transport and traffic problems in our cities and elsewhere in the Philippines. With the approval of the MRT 7 and LRT 1 south extension projects late last year, there should be less impedance to these much-delayed projects starting construction within the current term. These lines should have been built way back, – “ideally” in the 1980s, “practically” in the 1990s, and “urgently” in the last decade. At this time, I think the need for these lines are beyond urgent. I think perhaps we have reached the state of “desperation” is so far as mass transportation is concerned for Metro Manila and its surrounding cities and municipalities.

MRT7MRT 7 map from a public presentation made by the line’s proponents about 5 years ago.

Opportunities that can be related to the MRT 7 and LRT 1 lines…

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