Provincial buses prohibited on EDSA beginning April

Provincial buses prohibited on EDSA beginning April




The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that beginning April this year, provincial buses are no longer allowed on EDSA.

From a report by 24 Oras, commuters coming from the north will have to disembark at an integrated bus terminal being built in Valenzuela. From there, they can transfer to buses going to their destination in Metro Manila.


 

For commuters coming from the south, an integrated terminal in Santa Rosa, Laguna will be their disembarking point and transfer to city buses from there.

The MMDA also added that 46 provincial bus terminals along EDSA would eventually be shut down. Fences will also be implemented along EDSA, except for designated loading and unloading areas.

Watch the full report below:



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7 Responses

  1. Kingsley Lewis says:

    This is a really dumb plan because:
    1. Technology. Buses are far more efficient than cars using measures such as: Passengers per unit roadspace occupied, passenger km per liter of fuel etc.
    2. Supply and Demand Analysis. There will be no change in congestion because all roadspace released from buses will very soon be filled by cars which are currently detered by congestion.
    3. The plan will cause much longer travel times and extra expense for most provincial bus passengers, with very limited benefits to cars (which already occupy most of EDSA.

  2. capricorn1976 says:

    putting fence except in the designated unloading/loading area makes sense. para itong mga bus driver ay di patigil tigil kung saan saan at maiwasan na din yung mga pasaherong kung saan saan bumababa. mas magiging mabilis ang byahe kapag wala ang mga sasakyang pahinto hinto kung saan saan.

  3. raymond says:

    mananakay pa rin ang talo…. hindi naman garantiyang walang trapik kapag walang probinsiyal bus…. naabala na ang mananakay sa putol na byahe tapos makakadanas pa rin ng trapik…. hay buhay… ang galeng mag isip…

  4. Ronald says:

    So paano na ung maraming dala pauwi or galing ng probinsya? Magko-commute pa sila ng malayo from sta.rosa to pasay. Ung mga matatanda na sinusundo na lang sa terminal. Mas malaking pasakit pa itong gagawin na sa mga lumuluwas ng maynila.

  5. Fox Hunter says:

    Finally. I’ve been waiting for this. We have too many buses in EDSA , and bus drivers have no discipline. They literally cause most of the traffic in EDSA, so a reduction in the number of buses and bus terminals along EDSA will improve the traffic conditions. Let us not forget that bus drivers love to stop almost anywhere just to load or unload passengers, even right in the middle of the road.

    • Digong says:

      bobo yung mga provincial bus ilan lang ang designated na babaan like SM North, Cubao, Ortigas, at Pasay… Parang P2P na nga sila unlike sa mga city bus kahit nasa gitna ng daan nagsasakay at nagbaba

  6. Digong says:

    bobo yung mga provincial bus ilan lang ang designated na babaan like SM North, Cubao, Ortigas, at Pasay… Parang P2P na nga sila unlike sa mga city bus kahit nasa gitna ng daan nagsasakay at nagbaba

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