THE government may implement mandatory carpooling as part of efforts to reduce vehicle volume along Edsa.
Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson said carpooling is one of the schemes they are looking at to decongest the 23-kilometer highway.
The worsening traffic congestion along EDSA is being blamed on the huge volume of vehicles plying the thoroughfare.
Singson however said carpooling will only be implemented during the morning and evening rush hours or from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“The number of vehicles during peak hours have to be regulated to maximize the use of EDSA. We’re assessing everything and this will be discussed when we hold another meeting this Friday along with other findings on how to fix the bus lanes,” Singson said during the Senate finance committee hearing on his department’s 2016 budget.
Under the proposed carpooling scheme, cars carrying less than three passengers will not be allowed to pass Edsa during peak hours.