Cavite Working to Deal with Traffic Congestion

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The big volume of vehicles is the main cause of traffic congestion on Aguinaldo Highway in Cavite particularly in Longos and Talaba areas in Bacoor town which is the province's gateway.Geronimo del Rosario, head of the Bacoor Traffic and Parking Management Division, said the narrow Aguinaldo Road and the abrupt curves near the Longos flyover slowed, if not stalled, the flow of vehicles in the area especially during peak hours."Yung dami ng sasakyan ang dahilan ng trapik sa area, 'Di kaila na dumami ang sasakyan sa paglobo ng populasyon sa Cavite," Del Rosario said in an interview. (The vehicle volume is the cause of traffic in the area.  There's no doubt that vehicles have increased with the growing population in Cavite.)Cavite is one of the two most densely-populated provinces in the country. The other is Cebu. Census reports said that there are now three million people living in Cavite's 20 towns and three cities.Del Rosario estimated that there are some 1.5 million residents who commute daily from Cavite to Manila and vice versa via the Longos area and Coastal Road.Del Rosario said that between 80,000 and 100,000 vehicles pass by the Longos and Talaba areas every day. The two areas are the virtual entrance and exit door in Cavite's south.The traffic official said the Coastal Road tollway operator reports that between 25,000 and 30,000 vehicles pass the toll road during rush hours. …