Toll Regulatory Board Seeks to Ban Buses from Skyway
The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) is studying the possibility of banning buses from using the Skyway in the interest of safety for both the passengers and other motorists.
“Pinag-uusapan pa lang na pagbawalan ang mga buses sa elevated portion ng Skyway kasi nga masyadong matulin magpatakbo ang mga drivers niyan. Lumalabag na sila sa ating regulasyon sa loob ng tollway. Kasi ang mga bus ang maximum speed nila dapat ay 80 kilometers per hour (kph). Mas madalas mabilis pa sa 80 kph ang tinatakbo nila (We are considering not allowing buses along the elevated portion of the Skyway because their drivers are driving too fast. They are violating the regulations on the tollway which sets a speed limit of 80 kilometers per hours. They usually breach the 80 kph speed limit),” said TRB spokesperson Alberto Suansing in a radio interview.
Suansing added that the agency is currently conducting simulations on the effect of the proposed bus ban.
“Atin pong i-aanunsyo sa publiko yan kapag naipatupad (We’ll announce this to the public if this will be implemented),” Suansing shared.
Currently, a truck ban has been in effect on the Skyway since November 2016, supposedly to improve traffic flow and ensure road safety.
The Skyway is a 32-kilometer elevated expressway stretching from Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City to Alabang-Zapote Road in Muntinlupa City, with an average of 300,000 passengers using it daily.