There will be several changes and upgrades in public transportation in Metro Manila to help address long queues at the EDSA Busway, transport agencies said.
The Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said the plan was brought about by the long lines of commuters at the Ortigas and Ayala stations of the EDSA Busway on June 14, noting there were “unusual circumstances” that led to the event.
The rains and accidents on that day were in addition to the 50 percent limited passenger capacity enforced in public transport and the free ride program for health workers and other authorized persons outside of residence at the EDSA Busway.
They noted that the lines to board the MRT-3 at the Ortigas and Ayala stations were normal, and the long lines were only for the EDSA Busway.
The DOTr said, “Commuters…prefer to take the EDSA Busway rather than the MRT-3 since the ride is free.”