CEBU CITY – The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) has completed the installation of the new integrated traffic light system in major intersections in this city.
Mayor Edgardo Labella announced during the launch of the project on Friday night that the modern traffic light system is up and running in 18 intersections in Cebu City.
“The completion of our modernized comprehensive integrated traffic system is a significant event,” Labella said.
He noted that aside from the projected improvement in traffic flow and the reduction of accidents, “there is going to be an additional artificial intelligence system that can help us track criminal elements.”
Aside from the ceremonial lighting of the traffic lights, Labella also led the blessing and turnover to the CCTO of four brand-new heavy equipment vehicles that would complement the daily duties of traffic enforcers.
The CCTO has embarked on a project that will modernize not only the city’s traffic infrastructure but also the digital traffic system, set up in various intersections in the city, that would improve traffic flow, and public safety and security, the mayor said.
This advanced traffic system with smart surveillance solutions uses an underground fiber-optic network.
The project is seen to benefit Cebuanos who commute every day to work, school, and their daily business, he added. (PNA)