MM Council takes up EDSA bus ban

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has amended the certificate of public convenience of all provincial buses with terminals along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue within the National Capital Region.

MMDA EDSA Traffic chief Bong Nebrija said the latest LTFRB circular and the proposed bus ban are among the issues to be discussed by the Metro Manila Council in a meeting today (Thursday).

“This is the one that we’ve been waiting for. The guidelines that will set the wing on the implementation of bus terminal closures on EDSA because we cannot close it without any alternatives. So this is it,” he said.

Under Memorandum Circular 2019-031, all provincial buses from the north, whose terminals are located on EDSA, shall temporarily stop at the Valenzuela City interim terminal.

On the other hand, those coming from South Luzon, the Visayas and

Mindanao whose terminals can be found in Cubao, Quezon City must end their trip at the Sta. Rosa, Laguna interim terminal to load and unload passengers.

Provincial buses with terminals along EDSA in Pasay City shall drop off passengers at the Parañaque City integrated terminal exchange, the LTFRB said.

“The routes of all city buses are also deemed provisionally amended, extending their end point in the North to Valenzuela interim terminal and at Sta. Rosa interim terminal and Parañaque integrated terminal exchange in the South,” the memorandum circular read.

The Metro Manila Development Authority is tasked to determine what provincial buses with window hours would be allowed to cross EDSA.

The fares of affected buses by shortening or extending their routes shall match the actual distance per kilometer as authorized by the LTFRB.

Topics: Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board , provincial bus , Bong Nebrija
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