Sun.Star Pampanga - - PER­SPEC­TIVE! -

“To at­tract more busi­ness and in­vest­ment, traf­fic prob­lems must be solved, while peace and or­der must be as­sured for all,” the mayor sai d.

Last Septem­ber 1, Garbo said that lo­cal gov­ern­ment through Task Force Bala­cat (TFB) started im­ple­ment­ing a truck ban which min­i­mized traf­fic dur­ing rush hours.

“To en­force well our traf­fic laws and reengi­neer the flow, we cre­ated Task Force Bala­cat, an in­terim group to pro­vide im­me­di­ate traf­fic so­lu­tions in­clud­ing pub­lic safety and or­der. The Task Force Bala­cat op­er­ates un­der the par­a­digm of ‘Bro­ken Win­dows The­ory.’A tried and tested for­mula used in the cities of New York, Cal­i­for­nia and other big cities,” Garbo said.

In sup­port of TFB, Garbo said that a sem­i­nar was re­cently con­ducted to train en­forcers about traf­fic laws and up­dates, per­son­al­ity de­vel­op­ment and the op­er­a­tional man­age­ment of TFB.

TFB al­ready started the clear­ing of side­walks, ac­cord­ing to the mayor.

“I know that it will af­fect the am­bu­lant ven­dors but if we be­come le­nient about it, sooner, there will be no place for pedes­trian to walk on and traf­fic sit­u­a­tion shall worsen. How­ever, we as­signed MTEG and Pub­lic Safety Depart­ment to find al­ter­na­tive area im­me­di­ately for them to sell their goods,” he said.

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