City eyes revival of traffic lights-A A +A
Thursday, August 23, 2012
MAJOR street junctions here and especially at the downtown area will soon have a modern traffic light system that will help ease out traffic congestion, motorists, and pedestrians.
City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog leads the campaign of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in solving the traffic problem by rehabilitation or reconstruction of traffic lights in about 10 major junctions.
Media mogul Gabby Lopez of ABS-CBN assured the city mayor of his assistance after paying a visit at the new City Hall building last August 9.
Last week, Lopez informed Mabilog of possible funding for traffic lights from IBM Philippines.
Mabilog said the partnership assistance for the revival of traffic lights is a welcome development as top Manila-based businessmen and corporations started to look at Iloilo City as the next possible development area.
Early this month, the head of the Lopez Group of Companies, Chairman Oscar Lopez visited the new City Hall to see the development strides and initiatives taken for the rehabilitation of the Iloilo River.
Mabilog said the traffic lights will greatly help in putting order of traffic rules in city streets including discipline of the pedestrians.