League of Cities of the Philippines - Traffic and Transport Management for Philippine Cities (TTMP)

By Pia Agatep, Ronald Catagena, and Paulie Mora
September 22, 2014 - Iloilo City


The League of Cities of the Philippines - Traffic and Transport Management for Philippine Cities (TTMP) Project held its culminating workshop in Iloilo City last September 10-11, 2014.

It was 4th of the series of capacity development workshops held for the five pilot cities and nine observer cities in the project. The pilot cities that were present during the event were Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, San Fernando (Pampanga), Dipolog, and General Santos while the observer cities that attended were Angeles, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Island Garden City of Samal, Marikina, Quezon, Tacurong, Tagum and Valenzuela. Members of the city project teams attended the event. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog welcomed the participants . More than the development of the plans, he expressed optimism that the participating cities will implement the said plans.

The activity focused on the demo project formulation which will help cities develop their traffic and transport plans. During the two-day activity, the ALMEC Project Team presented technical inputs. ALMEC consultant Gilbert Garchitorena discussed the important methods used for project evaluation in the various stages of transport planning and implementation. Noriel Tiglao familiarized the participants on the various potential traffic impacts of various transport and traffic projects.

Dr. Emmanuel M. Luna discussed the potential social impacts of transport and traffic projects. Dr. Jerry Leones provided an appreciation of the proposed evaluation framework developed for the TTMP Project. A monitoring and evaluation instrument for demonstration project was needed.

In the afternoon, Engr. Lynn Madrona of Cebu City’s Traffic Operations Management (CITOM) discussed the basic components of an effective traffic code and share best practices in promulgation and implementation. Jerry Foronda of the Quezon City’s Tricycle Registration Unit discussed the best practices for tricycle regulation and management.

The city project teams discussed the details of the draft traffic and transport management plans and the implementation of the demonstration projects of pilot cities. The observer cities, on the other hand, discussed their respective technical proposals with the LCP. After the breakout sessions, the participants visited the Iloilo Esplanade.

The LCP- TTMP is a technical assistance program to support the development of transport and traffic management plans of five pilot cities to help improve access and mobility of people, goods, and services. It is being supported by Cities Alliance and World Bank.

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