Status quo for provincial buses along EDSA – MMDA

Published May 6, 2019, 12:27 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Jel Santos

The dry run banning provincial buses along EDSA was temporarily suspended by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Monday. But the strict implementation of the no loading and unloading policy along EDSA which began last April 22 will continue.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MANILA BULLETIN)
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MANILA BULLETIN)

The dry run of the bus ban along EDSA also began April 22.

Jose Arturo Garcia, MMDA general manager said the dry run will continue once the MMDA, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) have finalized the guidelines and implementing rules.

Garcia said MMDA does not want the policy to be politicized.

During the dry run, MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago said they wanted to get feedback from local governments where the new terminals are located – the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Valenzuela City.