DOTr opens 2 new EDSA busway stations

August 4, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 223 views

DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime J. Bautista led the formal opening of two additional busway stations: the Roxas Boulevard and Taft Avenue Busway stations, on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

The new Roxas Blvd. and Taft Ave. Busway stations is part of DOTr’s objective of continuous improvement of the road transport sector through various initiatives, together with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA),

“Dito po sa Department of Transportation (DOTr) hindi po tayo titigil. Mag-iisip tayo ng paraan para magkaroon po ng accessible, affordable, convenient and safe travel para sa ating lahat” said Bautista.

The EDSA Busway project is a joint undertaking of the DOTr, MMDA, and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The project features a dedicated median lane for buses with stations built at the median island, allowing for more efficient travel by avoiding conflict with connecting streets, driveways, commercial centers, and curbside drop-off points.

The EDSA Busway system has reduced travel time from Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City to Monumento in Kalookan from 2-3 hours down to 1 hour 30 minutes.

Bautista commended its private and government partnership for their support to “promote safe and comfortable travel for commuters”.

“Ako po ay nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng tumulong para ito ay maganap. Unang-una sa MMDA. Nagpapasalamat din ako sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Sila po ay instrumental para maitayo itong additional bus stations natin,” Bautista said.

“Nagpapasalamat din ako kay Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairperson Atty. Cheloy Garafil sa mga ganitong addtional facilities para maibsan ang hirap ng ating mga mananakay,” he added.