CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Philippines — Passengers are more inconvenienced by the loading and unloading ban imposed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on provincial buses plying Edsa from the north and south of Metro Manila, the head of the Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines (PBOAP) said on Monday. “Commuters have taken more rides to their offices or schools and other destinations when our buses were ordered to stop using bus stops designated previously by the MMDA,” said Alex Yague, PBOAP executive director. ADVERTISEMENTThe MMDA requires provincial buses to unload and load passengers instead in terminals in Sta. But the ban has little impact on passengers of long-haul provincial trips who prefer using bus terminals because they have cargos or are fetched there by relatives. He said the MMDA had to review, if not rethink, its position that provincial buses were the causes of traffic congestion on Edsa.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer April 23, 2019 21:11 UTC