By Rizal Obanil
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said that more public utility buses will be made available to cater to commuting workers.
On Monday, workers who started to report back to work as the general community quarantine (GCQ) was implemented in Metro Manila, had a hard time getting a ride.
In an interview Tuesday over DZMM, DOTr Assistant Sec. Mark de Leon said that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed more buses to transport passengers in Fairview and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City as well as from Pasay City to Bacoor, Cavite.
“We are just waiting for the bus operators from the said routes to prepare and they can start anytime,” De Leon said in the vernacular.
The DOTr Asec said that they evaluate which areas had many commuters and where there was a high demand for public transportation.
He encouraged everyone to practice self-discipline and be mindful of the rules on social distancing while they are commuting.
Under GCQ, many establishments are allowed to resume operations and as a result the workers for the said businesses also started reporting for work last Monday, June 1.