LTFRB allows UV Express vehicles back on EDSA
But they can only take specific routes.
(SPOT. ph) Good news, commuters! The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has allowed UV Express vehicles back on EDSA as announced on September 9.
"In Memorandum Circular (MC) 2016-013, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it amended the previously issued MC 2016-009, which prohibits UV Express vehicles from using EDSA except when they are crossing in order to decongest the highway," noted The Philippine Star. Thus, here are the designated routes and rules for UV Express vehicles according to the LTFRB's MC 2016-013.
A. UV Express Service to and from the south of Metro Manila to Makati:
1. To Makati — Take Skyway going to terminals at Dusit Hotel, Dela Rosa Street, Gabriela Silang Carpark, and other terminals in the city's central business district.
2. From Makati — Take Arnaiz Street going to EDSA, Magallanes Interchange, and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx).
B. UV Express Service going to and from the south, northeast (Fairview), and east (Pasig and Marikina, as well as Rizal areas) of Metro Manila to the Cubao area:
1. To Cubao — Take C5 Road to Aurora Boulevard and vice versa.
C. UV Express Service to and from the east of Metro Manila (Pasig and Marikina, as well as Rizal areas) C5 to Makati:
1. To Makati — Take Kalayaan flyover to Buendia Avenue.
2. From Makati — Take EDSA from Ayala Avenue and turn right to Kalayaan Avenue.
D. UV Express Service from the north to and from the North Triangle Area (CIT, SM North, Trinoma):
1. From the north — The UV Express vehicles are allowed to traverse EDSA from Balintawak Interchange and drop passengers only at the end of line of the MRT North EDSA station and the end of the line of the LRT Muñoz station. However, they are not allowed to pick up passengers along EDSA provided that these dorp-off points are within a two-kilometer radius from the endpoint terminals.
2. To the north of Metro Manila — The UV Express vehicles are allowed to traverse EDSA and exit via the Balintawak Interchange going to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).
3. There will be no dropping off and picking up of passengers anywhere else in EDSA.
The LTFRB pointed out, "All other issuances or parts thereof inconsistent herewith are hereby modified, amended, or suspended accordingly." In other words, any other rules in conflict with 2016-013 should be disregarded.