CSF to uti­lize pick and drop points in JASA

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO - In a bid to in­still dis­ci­pline among com­muters and mo­torists, the city gov­ern­ment here is set to spec­ify pick and drop points along the busy Jose Abad San­tos Av­enue (JASA) in this cap­i­tal city.

Mayor Ed­win San­ti­ago said that des­ig­na­tion of pick and drop points in the ma­jor thor­ough­fare is one of the city’s mea­sure to pre­vent traf­fic build-up es­pe­cially at the Dolores junc­tions where thou­sands of ve­hi­cles pass each day.

“We have been cre­at­ing var­i­ous mea­sures to lessen traf­fic jams in our city through projects and in­fra­struc­tures but this pro­gram is unique as it will be based on the dis­ci­pline and co­op­er­a­tion of Fer­nandi­nos,” he stressed.

San­ti­ago said that the pro­gram will be strictly en­forced and vi­o­la­tors will be pe­nal­ized to en­sure that ev­ery­body, in­clud­ing pub­lic util­ity ve­hi­cles, com­muters and pedes­tri­ans com­ply.

The mayor did not yet dis­close the of­fi­cial pick and drop points but as­sured that foot­bridges and ter­mi­nals will be in­cluded to make it strate­gic to com­muters.

“We have a wide road here in JASA and we are ac­tu­ally im­prov­ing it fur­ther to ac­com­mo­date ve­hi­cles that are pass­ing by our city. But co­op­er­a­tion from the peo­ple is also needed to lessen traf­fic. They can­not just stop their cars wher­ever they want, es­pe­cially if it is part of the road,” he noted.

He added that penal­ties will be im­posed for mo­torists and com­muters who are not dis­ci­plined enough abide by the rule.

“I be­lieve ev­ery Fer­nandino is dis­ci­plined and we need to show it and be united for a new and bet­ter San Fer­nando,” he stressed.

San­ti­ago said that pick and drop points will be im­ple­mented af­ter the on­go­ing road­works in JASA which is sched­uled to be fin­ished by Fe­bru­ary next year. to

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