Report: DOTr eyes 16 bus stops along EDSA during GCQ

These stops will be located at the MRT-3 stations
by Leandre Grecia | May 21, 2020
PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

We’ve known for a while how public transport will change drastically under the new normal. But now, it’s becoming clear that even the ever-notorious EDSA will have to be reworked as well.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced last week that transport officials are looking to create bus- and bike-only lanes along the major thoroughfare once the Metro Manila shifts to general community quarantine (GCQ). Now, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) says it has identified 16 bus stops along EDSA that will be used under GCQ.

According to an Inquirer report, DOTr assistant secretary Alberto Suansing said these bus stops will be located at the MRT-3 stations, where buses will simply pick up or drop off passengers. “Para i-control natin ang pasahero, nagtalaga tayo ng bus stops. Ang na-identify natin, 16 na bus stops along the way—from Monumento hanggang Mall of Asia,” he added.

The agency, however, didn’t go into detail as to how this scheme will be implemented, so we’ll have to wait for further updates. For now, you can check out how buses and other PUVs can operate under GCQ by reading our previous story here.

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