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MMC Passes Resolution Banning Provincial Buses on EDSA

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Good news or bad news? According to a report by Manila Bulletin, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) on Friday approved a resolution banning provincial buses from traversing EDSA, along with the eventual removal of their terminals from the thoroughfare.

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Emerson Carlos said that the move aims to improve the traffic situation on EDSA, which is known for its horrible gridlocks and traffic jams during primetime. The chairman said that the vote for the resolution was “unanimous.”

Based on the MMDA’s records, there are 85 provincial bus companies in Metro Manila, with terminals in Cubao, Balintawak, and Taft Avenue. Around 3,300 provincial buses and 12,000 city buses ply through EDSA daily, according to the department.

Source: Manila Bulletin

8 Comments

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  4. I think Metro Manila buses ang dapat nila isaayos dahil ito yung mga laging pasaway sa kalsada na kung saan lang basta gusto magbabayad at sakay ng pasahero.
    If you live in the province, you know the struggle especially during holidays na mahirap sumakay from Metro Manila and Vice versa.
    Kawawa din naman yung nga taong galing sa malalayong probinsya na may dalang maraming gamit or minsan bulto ng bigas tapos ililipat nila sa Metro Manila bus na siksikan at laging madalian magsakay o magbabayad ng pasahero basta maabot lang yung quota nila saka boundary

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