MMDA deploys free bus rides for commuters on Commonwealth-Litex

MMDA's Libreng Sakay along Commonwealth-Litex stretch

To address the plight of commuters due to the lack of public utility buses in the area, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started deploying free rides along Commonwealth-Litex in Quezon City.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What agency provided free bus rides to commuters along the Commonwealth-Litex stretch?

    It is the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority?
  • How many vehicles were deployed in the area for the aforementioned initiative?

    Six buses and two military trucks are being utilized every morning from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. since April 8.
  • The agency said that six buses and two military trucks have been deployed every morning from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. since April 8 to accommodate passengers along the aforementioned stretch. According to MMDA Chairman Romando Artes, the vehicles would ferry the commuters to Welcome Rotonda.

    MMDA's Libreng Sakay along Commonwealth-Litex stretch
    "We received reports that passengers are waiting for buses along the road itself. We will deploy our Libreng Sakay buses as long as it is needed to help the public on their daily commute," Artes said in a statement.

    While saying that the free rides are temporary, Artes said that the MMDA will discuss the issue to concerned agencies and authorities to create a long-term solution to ease the burden of the passengers.

    MMDA's Libreng Sakay along Commonwealth-Litex stretch

    The MMDA chair noted that the problem needs to be addressed before June in anticipation of the possible resumption of face-to-face classes.

    For her part, United Mega Manila Bus Consortium President Mercy Sta. Maria vowed to help the MMDA and committed to augment the deployment of buses.

    MMDA's Libreng Sakay along Commonwealth-Litex stretch

    Meanwhile, Artes appealed to commuters to exercise orderliness and discipline so that traffic flow will not be hampered.

    Photos from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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