Planners keen on EDSA Busway improvements

DOTR meeting with MMDA

Government agencies are finding more ways to possibly improve the infrastructure and operations of the EDSA (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) Busway project.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Who are in talks about possible improvements at the EDSA Busway project?

    Department of Transportation Undersecretary Mark Steven Pastor and MMDA Acting Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III have discussed ways to improve the EDSA Busway to better serve the commuters.
  • When did the two agencies reiterated their partnership for the implementation of the EDSA Busway, Active Transportation, and EDSA Greenways projects?

    The two renewed their partnership for the projects yesterday.
  • The discussion on the subject was part of the meeting between the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as the two reiterated their partnership for the implementation of the EDSA Busway, Active Transportation, and EDSA Greenways projects yesterday (September 20).

    In a statement, the DOTr said that Undersecretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark Steven Pastor and MMDA Acting Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III discussed ways to improve the EDSA Busway to better serve the commuters.

    DOTR meeting with MMDA

    To note, the EDSA Busway project is offering free rides until the end of the year following the order of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. while the EDSA Greenways Project — walkable nodes at different railway stations — is expected to be fully operational by February next year.

    Further, the two agencies also strongly promoting the use of bicycles as a mode of active transport, saying that it is “relevant and tailor-fitted to the new normal in public transportation.”

    Photos from Department of Transportation-Philippines Facebook page

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