Carless commuters from Cavite left stranded for hours in Pasay City on first day of MMDA’s provincial bus ban
Confusion about the ban leads to chaos on the streets.
InterAksyon.com reports that thousands of carless commuters from Cavite were stranded for several hours in Pasay City on Tuesday, August 6, the first day of the enforcement of a ban barring provincial buses from entering Metro Manila.
The report explained that the ban, imposed by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), aims to ease traffic. "According to the MMDA, all buses from Cavite will have to park at the Coastal Mall at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and MIA Road" in Pasay City. Commuters can then transfer to jeepneys, vans, or other buses to go to their destination in Metro Manila.
Commuters who were inconvenienced by the new rule have complained that the system was "chaotic" and confused both the passengers and drivers of public buses. A student who takes the bus to school said MMDA officials should try commuting first so they would understand the situation of the carless masses.
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