Public transport is really an important component for a prosperous city. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our already obsolete boundary system of public utility jeepneys which only foster to some extent unfair competition revealed by the shortage of demand at present. It is indeed a good idea to expedite the jeepney modernization program which would also standardize the wages of drivers and shift it from a demand-driven venture to a service- and quality-driven public transport system.
If you’ve been to Singapore or Dubai, you’re probably much aware of the technology that is applied in their transport system. Did you know that the government has invested for the development of a smart transport system for Region VI? This could potentially be the key for some cities in the Region to become smart cities in the coming years.