MMDA: leave your cars at home, premium bus service is here for the holidays


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MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has rolled out its premium bus service starting January 5 all the way up to January 6 to encourage private car owners to leave their vehicles and de-congest EDSA through the holiday rush.

For 50-80 pesos per trip, commuters can ride MMDA operated buses through EDSA, starting from Quezon City all the way to Makati.

Pick-up points include:

  • Trinoma (Quezon City)
  • SM North EDSA (Quezon City)
  • SM Megamall (Mandaluyong City)

Drop-off points are as follows:

  • Park Square Ayala Center (Makati)
  • Glorietta 5 (Makati)
  • Park Square Terminal (Makati)

MMDA is aiming to complete one trip within 45 minutes.

For a total of 100-160 pesos for a round-trip ride, this seems like an attractive offer, especially when you factor the rising cost of fuel and parking spaces (and the difficulty of finding one).

Would you leave your car at home for MMA’s premium bus service? What do you think?


4 Comments

  1. Changes are step by step challenge. There's no such thing as instant success. I'm still hoping that Filipinos can be more positive, open minded, and work as one. Maybe then we can be a better country. Lets all give it a try, then you will see the difference.

  2. Ang labo kasi voluntary pa rin by nature ang scheme na ito so many people will still opt to use their cars which is not a guaranttee to hasten the traffic and volume of vehicles in EDSA. This doen't make much difference dahil sasabak at sasabak pa rin ang premium bus nyo sa traffic. Ang MRT naman walang mga aircon, chances na marami ang mag passed out at maipit is very high dahil sobrang siksikan. Private cars ang target ng scheme na ito. Kung volume ng private cars ang problema eh di maglabas ng ordinance na yun ang mabawasan? Tao naman sumusunod kapag merong nagpapatupad ng batas.

  3. My daughter tried your expressbus for 2days, isinumpa na nya yan dahil lalo syng na late. 1st day, umalis sya ng 6:30am mga 2hours din ang travel time nya.but kahapon same time sya umalis ngunit 3hours na d pa sya nakarating sa makati.