Mabilog eyes intelligent transport system for Iloilo City

July 16, 2015 4:58 am 

ILOILO CITY, July 15 -– Mayor Jed Patrick is eyeing the replication of the intelligent transport system in this city following his exposure to the technology during a three-day Sustainable Urban Transport workshop at City of Danang in Vietnam last week.

Mabilog during his Wednesday regular press conference said that the system is armed with plenty of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras that monitor vehicles plying major thoroughfare.

Through the system, traffic violations can easily be detected including the pedestrians.

Moreover, cameras could very well help during emergency response if there are road accidents, among others.

“It is about time that we could introduce this to Iloilo City through public consultation,” he said.

The mayor said that it is important that the city government consults the public to know if the system is acceptable to them. At the same time, they will be made to know of the benefits the system would give them.

He said that it was very timely that there was one company that offered the said technology upon knowing of the “traffic challenge” in the city.

The company was referred to his executive assistants and will be sent to the city council for them to also be properly informed about the system.

“It maybe a little costly but I think if the city wants it, we can afford it. But it has to be publicly consulted,” he stressed.

The summit that was attended by delegates from South East Asia also presented the idea of the bus rapid transit (BRT) where there is one convergence area where commuters could leave their vehicles and take a bus going to their destination.

Meanwhile, Mabilog will be meeting with his executive assistants every Tuesday to properly address traffic issues in the city. (PNA)

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