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DOTC extends nonstop bus service

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 07:12 PM January 06, 2016
Double deck bus. PHOTO BY LTFRB.

Double deck bus. PHOTO BY LTFRB.

The holidays may be over, but the government will extend the operation of its “Holiday Non-Stop Bus Service” beyond January 6.

Despite a slow start, the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said it would extend the express bus service to provide commuters a fast and comfortable ride and to decongest Edsa.

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Under the project which started on December 5, express buses will travel nonstop from one point on Edsa to either one of three routes: Trinoma (North Edsa) in Quezon City to Park Square Terminal in Ayala Center Makati; SM North Edsa to Glorietta 5, Ayala Center; and SM Megamall to Park Square Terminal. Fares will range between P50 and P80.

To continue encouraging commuters to switch to public transportation in a bid to ease traffic in Edsa, the DOTC, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will conduct a dry run on Thursday on its double deck bus from SM North Edsa in Quezon City to Glorietta 5 in Makati City at 7:30 a.m.

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