Monday, April 16, 2007

I'm worried

about the emergence of 1UTAK, a party-list group that supposedly represents transport groups, operators, drivers and the riding public. I'm sure they'll be aiming and promoting for the operators' and transport workers' interests, but the riding public's? Right...

I mean, just take a look at how abusive so many of the drivers and bus crews "serving" commuters daily. Stopping in the middle of the road to load and unload passengers, driving in an utterly slow fashion so as to pick up more passengers, cutting trips when they find it convenient for themselves, putting up illegal terminals in high-traffice areas are some of the more common abuses that usually irk me and numerous others, even the non-commuters. The worst traffic jams in the street of Metro Manila, sans a horrific automobile collision consisting of several vehicles, are perpetrated by the common jeepney and bus.

With a political party backing them up, I'm pretty sure they'll be even bolder in their abuses.

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