It’s a new year and a time for new beginnings. This year and the next decade should be a time for change for our railway system.
Yes, this is a list. and therefore focused on railway changes. These changes, however, are dependent on basic transformations in our constructs of governance and institutions as well as the mindset of society.
It is a wish list for the country, so by the end of 2011, it will start to a better railway system in the Philippine:
More railway lines in our metro cities, like Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao
The situation for our railway system, very poor compare to other Asian countries.
But we need to push and support
We need also to ensure and support the future of the city for our children.
What is needed is more direct and sustained action from the government and for the Commuters.
One daily fight urbanizes are drawn into is traffic, urban transport. The stupid way we have built our cities, without a railway transport system , has made us invent or improvise rail transport systems and networks that catch up with an ever growing cities.
We need more railroad network lines in the following areas in Metro Manila. C-5, C-3, Commonwealth Avenue- Quezon Avenue - España (R-7), Pedro Gil (R- 4), Global City, Shaw - Ortigas Avenue, Quezon Boulevard - Quirino (R-8) MRT 3 up to Mall of Asia & R-10, Airport Monorail and NLEX.
More budget for our railways.
More securities and police stations along the railroad line.
Remove more informal settlers along the railroad line.
More rail rolling stock.
Minimized the fare increase
Promote our rail tourism.
Creating a single railway agency (ministry).
Promote railway safety, education and history.
Promote our own railroads in the Philippines.