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LTFRB to probe reports of bus drivers charging fares in Edsa Busway

/ 07:35 PM December 03, 2022
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FILE PHOTO – Niño Jesus Orbeta/Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Saturday said it will investigate reports that some Edsa Carousel (Edsa Busway) bus drivers are collecting fares from commuters.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is implementing 24/7 free rides on the Edsa bus carousel for the whole month of December.

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“Iimbestigahan ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ang mga balita na naniningil pa rin ang mga PUB (public utility bus) drivers sa Edsa Busway,” the LTFRB said in a statement.

(The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will investigate the reports that public utility bus drivers are still charging fares.)

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The Board urges the public to report incidents of fare collections to traffic enforcers detailed with the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) who are posted at Edsa Busway stations.

The LTFRB also said it will look into the reported lack of buses plying the Edsa Carousel.

“Kaugnay naman sa umano’y kakulangan ng PUB (public utility buses) sa Edsa Busway, kung saan inirereklamo ang matagal na paghihintay sa mga pasahero, patuloy ang pag-monitor ng LTFRB sa mga istasyon ng Edsa Busway upang matukoy ang mga lugar na mataas ang passenger demand at matugunan ito,” the LTFRB added.

(With regards to the alleged lack of PUBs on the Edsa Busway and the long waiting time for the buses, the LTFRB is continuously monitoring the Edsa Busway stations to determine the areas with high passenger demand and address this problem.)

The DOTr said 100 buses ply the Edsa Busway the route from 11:01 P.M. to  3:59 A.M., while 650 buses ply the route from 4:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.

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