A group of commuters called for more buses on the EDSA Carousel to reduce the number of people queuing.
According to Julius Danay, chairperson of Commuters of the Philippines, traffic in EDSA is getting heavier, and queues at bus stations are getting longer.
“Unang solusyon diyan na puwedeng gawin ay padamihin ang supply,” he said in an interview with Teleradyo Wednesday.
For Danay, an urban transport planner, the government should allow old buses to travel to EDSA to supplement the routes to Ortigas and Ayala.
He added that the number of cyclists is now increasing due to the lack of transportation to work.
“Sana huwag niyong damdamin ‘yong mga reklamo ng mga commuters kasi hindi naman ito nais ng mga commuters na manggulo o manglait sa gobyerno. Kung tutuusin, ito ay isang constructive criticism,” he said.
The Epifanio de los Santos Avenue Busway, also known as the EDSA Busway and the EDSA Carousel, is a bus rapid transit system in Metro Manila, Philippines.
Group calls for more buses to EDSA Carousel
Interim operations began on June 1, 2020 to augment MRT Line 3. Full operations began on July 1, 2020, when Metro Manila was placed under a general community quarantine. Intended to be largely served by bus stops along the median, some stops are temporarily served by stations on the curbside.
The system runs on a dedicated bus lane which is separated by concrete barriers and steel bollards.
Metro Manila and some neighboring provinces, NCR Plus, will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) “with restrictions” until the end of June, President Rodrigo Duterte announced.
Duterte said NCR and Bulacan would be placed in the GCQ “with some restrictions,” while Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite will be in the GCQ “with heightened restrictions.”
GCQ with some restrictions is a looser type of quarantine compared to GCQ with heightened restrictions.