DOTr beefs up EDSA Busway system

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said that the EDSA Busway System will absorb the 90 bus units under the MRT-3 Bus Augmentation Program in order to ferry more commuters starting today. This brings the total number of buses that will service commuters between Monumento and the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) to 284.

From the fixed rate of P25, the DOTr said that the base fare will be adjusted to P13 for the first five kilometers with an additional P2.20 for each succeeding kilometers. 

Apart from the bus stops from Monumento to North Avenue and Buendia to PITX, the agency said that the EDSA Busway service will continue to load and unload passengers near the following MRT-3 stations:

NORTHBOUND
Loading stations:
• Taft Avenue station
• Ayala station

Unloading stations:
• Ayala station
• Guadalupe station
• Ortigas station
• Quezon Avenue station
• North Avenue station

SOUTHBOUND
Loading stations:

• North Avenue station
• Quezon Avenue station

Unloading stations:
• Ortigas station
• Guadalupe station
• Ayala station
• Taft Avenue station

According to the DOTr, the EDSA Busway has significantly reduced travel time from Monumento, Caloocan to PITX from the typical 2 to 3 hours to just 45 minutes to an hour. Meanwhile, the agency said that health and safety protocols such as temperature checks, social distancing and wearing of face masks are strictly being implemented.

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