Ongoing construction at the Magsaysay-Araneta flyover (Image: Panay News)
Commuters and motorists may find vehicles moving slower than usual when going through Magsaysay Ave. and Araneta St. due to the construction of the second flyover. The Magsaysay-Araneta flyover, a project which aims to ease traffic congestion in the southern part of the city, was approved by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) way back 2010.
The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) will implement rerouting if there is traffic congestion in the areas affected, and will deploy about 12 traffic enforcers along the said areas. The construction will occupy two lanes which will still be open to passing vehicles.
Biz group: calls for more transport services in airport
Bacolod-Silay International Airport (Image by Paolobon140 via Wikimedia Commons*)
The officials of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is proposing to bring more transport services to create competition inside the Bacolod-Silay International airport. This is in a bid to improve passenger services from the airport to different areas in the province, thereby bringing down transport and fare costs.
MBCCI is proposing to replicate the transport services implemented in airports such as Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro where there are Grab cars and car-for-hire services on top of white metered taxis and yellow airport taxis.
MBCCI sees the initiative as timely, given the ongoing public-private partnership developments in the airport.