THE Iloilo Provincial Government, through the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO), will conduct a transport survey from December 3 to 29 to determine the public transport supply and to identify specific supply gaps within the province.
PPDO hired enumerators or planning assistants to conduct the survey. They will be randomly deployed to various transport routes to record the volume of passengers and give short questionnaires to the passengers.
There will be enumerators or planning assistants who will conduct interviews on drivers, transport groups and operators, while others will be deployed on road sides to conduct traffic volume count survey.
Other enumerators will distribute household interview questionnaires to residents of the province.
The conduct of the transport survey is in preparation for the creation of a Provincial Public Transport and Route Plan, which is in compliance with the Department of Transportation Department Order 2017-11 or the “Omnibus Guidelines on the Planning and Identification of Public Road Transportation Services and Franchise Issuance.”
The preparation of the plan is also based on the mandate of the local government unit to provide adequate, effective, and efficient transportation facilities for better access and mobility of its people in pursuing socio-economic activities.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and the Iloilo Provincial Government are asking for the public's cooperation to ensure the success of the transport survey. (PR)