With the transport strike looming over Bacolod City on Monday, May 8, the local government is taking measures to ensure the safety and convenience of the commuting public.
The transport strike is expected to affect commuters and motorists alike, with some transportation groups staging a protest against the government’s jeepney modernization program.
Bacolod Councilor Committee on Transportation and Traffic Chairman Al Victor Espino assured the public that the local government is prepared and committed to ensuring that the riding public will not be severely affected by the transport strike.
However, the local government has not yet announced if it will provide free shuttles to those who will be stranded.
In a press conference held yesterday, May 3, the Bacolod Alliance of Commuters, Operators and Drivers, Negros Bacolod Transport Coalition and the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center said it will stage a rally in front of the Bacolod City Government Center to call for the abolition of City Ordinance 966 that adopts the Local Public Transport Route Plan.
Meanwhile, the Department of Education Division of Bacolod has yet to announce any possible suspension of classes in relation to the planned transport strike.