Hopes Up For New MMDA Plan For EDSA

Manila Bulletin|June 02, 2020

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Hopes Up For New MMDA Plan For EDSA
Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) has long been a major traffic problem. Until the COVID-19 restrictions went into effect last March, slow-moving traffic was the norm along EDSA. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) drew up special traffic plans and programs for it, with President Duterte himself setting a goal of a five-minute drive from Ayala Ave. in Makati to Cubao in Quezon City.

A big part of the EDSA traffic problem was attributed to the hundreds of thousands of private cars using EDSA. Then there were also hundreds of buses, many of them empty, lined up along the sidewalks of EDSA, seemingly waiting for passengers. The MMDA at one time sought to remedy this by banning provincial buses from entering Metro Manila and closing down their many bus stations near Cubao.

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June 02, 2020