Transportation Problem With MRT /LRT?
Transportation is very important because it leads us to where we are plan and desire to go to, but sometimes using our own two feet is not enough to meet our desire to go on this and that place for it will weary our feet and our bodies from walking and running; not considering the time we spent in walking or running just to get to where are intending to head to. Thus, transportation vehicles were invented to help and assist us in our transportation needs.
In our modern times, there are already high –tech and speedy ways to get to where we want to go to without wearying our feet on walking and running and that which could save our precious time and energy; as well as money for hiring someone or hire a public transport vehicles to get to where we are heading to. That is the fastest land transport vehicles we have today so far are Trains. These trains could speed up our transportation needs. However, as our nature is imperfect, so also our inventions. There is still lacking and not perfect.
In the Philippines, trains is the cheapest and speedy way to transport people around the metro manila, and Filipinos called them MRT/LRT or Metro Railway Transit/Light Railway Transit; just like on other countries.
Though Metro Rail Transit(MRT)/Light Rail Transit(LRT) is truly a very good and speedy transportation within Metro Manila that could save your time and money compare to taxis and bus that cost you great time due to traffics and big fares; there is still problems riding with it, That is the ticketing system and the overcrowding. Most MRT/LRT commuters complained about these two issues, which could delay their needed time to go on such place on their scheduled time. Thus, it shows that there is no big difference between riding a bus with riding MRT.
So what is the problem anyway why there are problems like these? Most MRT commuters notice that there are less ticket outlets and tickets were just sold right on the spot of the ticketing areas without some other means to get tickets before going to MRT stations.
And in terms of overcrowding within the trains, this is probably due not only MRT tickets are cheap, somewhere 15 pesos per ride thus people took advantage of this cheap yet speedy air conditioned ride; but it could also be the size of the trains and the number of trains available for riding. For some MRT commuters complains that the trains are always fully loaded which gave some people perception of fear of train crashing or a susceptible vulnerability to be attack by terrorists, for terrorists loves to attack mostly crowded people.