EDSA Carousel Bus Augmentation to roll out over Lenten break as MRT-3 closes for maintenance

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 25, 2021   •   1057

MANILA, Philippines— Public utility buses (PUB) will be deployed from March 30 to April 4 along EDSA as Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) launch the EDSA Bus Carousel during the Lenten break.

MRT-3 Director for Operations Michael J. Capati assured that there will be enough buses for passengers when MRT-3 temporary closes for its annual maintenance.

Augmentation buses will  traverse the MRT-3 routes from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. beginning March 30 to April 4.  Normal train 0perations will resume on April 5.

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EDSA Carousel Bus Augmentation, ilulunsad sa MRT-3 Holy Week Maintenance Shutdown

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Posted by DOTr MRT-3 on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

“Ipatutupad ang tigil-operasyon sa buong linya ng MRT-3 upang magbigay-daan sa taunang masinsinang maintenance rehabilitation activities ng rail line, (MRT-3 will suspend its operations to give way to its yearly maintenance rehabilitation activities)” the advisory reads.

The maintenance will include turnout replacements, point machine installation, and realignment of CCTV units in every station. AAC

 

LTFRB issues show-cause orders vs two busway consortiums

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday (October 18) issued show-cause orders against two consortiums operating along the EDSA Busway for failing to deploy sufficient number of buses.

LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra explained that the agreed cap on the maximum allowable units of bus units is at 550 buses, but the two consortiums on Monday only averaged as low as 120 units.

Minabuti nating mag-issue ng show-cause order (We decided to issue a show-cause order), directing the two consortiums running the EDSA Busway why their franchise or special permit in running the EDSA Busway should not be cancelled, suspended or that they be not penalized for deploying so few units,” he added.

He added that the two consortiums are receiving payment under the Libreng Sakay service contracting program yet there are still persistent reports of drivers and conductors not receiving their salary despite rendering  full service.

“Now that we have paid so much of this to operators already, particularly dito sa EDSA Busway Consortium or anyone for that matter, hindi na nila pwedeng gawing rason ang hindi pagbabayad sa kanilang drivers,” Chairman Delgra said.

He reminded bus operators of their obligation to pay employees as mandated under the Labor Code for the EDSA Busway Libreng Sakay Program. AAC

 

 

DPWH to conduct road reblocking along EDSA from Aug. 20-23

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will conduct reblocking and repairs on some parts of EDSA beginning Friday.

The following roads will be closed starting 11pm of August 20 until August 23:

  • EDSA-Caloocan (southbound) after B. Serrano Street (3rd lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA-Makati (Northbound) before Ayala tunnel (5th lane)

The affected roads will be fully passable by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

 

DPWH to conduct road reblocking on EDSA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will conduct road reblocking and repairs on EDSA beginning Friday (July 23) at 11:00 p.m.

In an advisory, the DPWH announced EDSA Caloocan (Southbound) before Mariano St. and Congressional Avenue near corner Ayshire St., Bahay Toro will be closed beginning Friday. The affected road will be fully passable by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 26.

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes instead.

Meanwhile, two roads in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) are already passable after the department conducted road clearing earlier today. A portion of Marcos Highway in Taloy Sur, Tuba, and a portion of the Abra – Kalinga Road were unpassable early Friday due to soil collapse brought by monsoon rains. AAC

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