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BREAKING: Quezon City court stops provincial bus ban on Edsa

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 07:58 PM August 02, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A Quezon City court has stopped the implementation of the provincial bus ban on Edsa.

In its 25-page order dated July 31, Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 223 issued a preliminary injunction against Memorandum Circular No. 2019-001 issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that amends routes of provincial buses and prohibits them on Edsa – Metro Manila’s main highway.

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READ: LTFRB amends routes for provincial buses with terminals along Edsa

The court also issued a preliminary injunction against Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Regulation No. 19-002, which revoked the business permits issued to public transport terminals located along Edsa.

READ: Edsa provincial bus ban dry run to push through without fines — MMDA

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), legal counsel of MMDA and LTFRB, were given until August 14 to respond to the order.

MMDA has been eyeing to implement the provincial bus ban in a bid to ease traffic congestion along Edsa. The enforcement of the provincial bus ban was supposed to start on Wednesday, August 7. /kga

READ: MMDA eyes dry run of provincial bus ban on August 6 or 7 — exec

READ: Provincial bus ban won’t solve Edsa traffic, says transport firm exec

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