MMDA targets June opening for centralized bus terminal

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MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is eyeing the opening of a centralized bus terminal station at the Uniwide Coastal mall on Roxas Boulevard for southwest-bound provincial buses in June as part of the government’s plan to ease traffic on Edsa.

Emerson Carlos, MMDA assistant general manager, said the Metro Manila Council, the agency’s policy-making body composed of the local chief executives in Metro Manila, had approved the proposal to convert the 1.4-hectare lot on the mall’s lower ground and a nearby vacant property as an intermodal terminal station for buses bound for Cavite.

“It’s no longer a plan after the council approved it in principle in its meeting last Friday. Our target is to make it operational by June this year,” Carlos said during the agency’s weekly radio program.

The project is the first leg of the government’s plan to relocate provincial bus terminals in Metro Manila to its outskirts.

“Imagine the relief [from heavy traffic] once provincial buses are completely gone from Edsa,” Carlos said.

Once the centralized bus terminal stations are in place, provincial buses would no longer be allowed to have terminals at various points along Edsa and other major thoroughfares, which have been causing traffic bottlenecks.

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  • duhconsul

    thats welcome news. cant wait! good riddance

  • Akoaykanoy

    Very nice plan congratulations for the planners!!!!!!

  • adonis4625

    provincial bus terminals throughout edsa will be gone to ease traffic. baka dagdagan naman ng mga city buses ang quantity nila in edsa? same same.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    thumbs up! yung mag add naman ng city buses..bahala na LTFRB sa kanila…..

  • Jeanne Thompson

    Ayos ito. Malaki din ang mababawas na trapik sa Manila kasi karamihan ng mga buses na galing ng Cavite ay papuntang Lawton. Dapat magkaroon din ng ganito para sa mga bus na manggagaling ng Norte.

  • omg11

    Mr Chairman baka pwedeng lagyan ng flyover yung intersection ng NAIA road at roxas blvd? Diyan lagi ang masikip na traffic.

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