Para sa mga MRT riders – may bagong P2P bus routes sa EDSA!
On February 2, the Department of Transport and Communications (DOTC) has released an announcement regarding the deployment of Point-to-Point (P2P) buses along EDSA.
This acts as a response to the increasing insufficiency of the Metro Rail Transit – Line 3, also known as MRT-3; which traverses along EDSA from North Avenue up north, to Taft Avenue in the south. There have been reports piling up regarding the longer lines that commuters have to endure and the low number of trains currently in use for the public.
The P2P bus routes are from the MRT-3 stations of North Avenue and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City, to the Ayala station in Makati and Taft Avenue terminal station in Pasay. The fare is cheaper than that of an MRT-3 ticket going through the same route, with a bus ticket clocking in at a low P15.
This special fleet of buses, however, is only to alleviate the morning rush hour, as there are no sufficient parking areas for the buses in the Ayala and Taft Avenue stations.