Metro Manila traffic to improve in next 100 days – Palace

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A lawmaker said the "no garage, no car" policy could prevent Metro Manila from turning into a big parking space.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The grueling traffic in Metro Manila may soon ease up, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Tuesday.

“Within the next hundred days you should be feeling some [improvements],” said Abella.

He said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade presented a “menu” of solutions to improve Metro Manila’s traffic “very soon” during Monday’s Cabinet meeting.

Abella did not disclose the suggested solutions, but he said they include an option to buy transport tickets in places outside of a station.

Abella said there was also a proposal to build “nicer and better waiting rooms” for passengers.

“They’ll try to reduce travel time pero habang nagaantay kayo for the next trip maganda yung [pahihintayan]. Aayusin,” said Abella.

[Translation: They will try to reduce travel time. But while you are waiting for the next trip, the waiting area will be improved.]

Tugade earlier said the strict implementation of traffic rules would be the easiest solution to decongest Metro Manila's roads.