MANILA—The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be regulating jeepneys that traverse through EDSA.
MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos said the initiative is part of efforts to further ease the congestion in the major thoroughfare.
Orbos said the agency has coordinated with jeepney groups particularly the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (FEJODAP) and Liga ng Transportasyon at Operator sa Pilipinas (LTOP).
MMDA will initially focus on jeepneys which pass through Guadalupe to EDSA.
It has coordinated with Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay and Barangay Capt. German Sunga of Guadalupe Nuevo to clear the side streets within the barangay.
“We aim to clear the streets of sidewalk vendors by next week,” Orbos also said in an interview with reporters.
The MMDA is also eyeing to designate a lane for jeepneys from Pasay Rotonda to Magallanes through the installation of orange barriers.
It will also urge jeepneys stationed at the Ayala Terminal in McKinley Road not to pass by EDSA anymore.
“We are optimistic that jeepney organizations will cooperate with us,” according to Orbos.
He stated that around 1,000 jeepneys will be affected by the regulation.
MMDA expects that this initiative as well as the continuing implementation of the nose in nose out policy for provincial buses and the no window hour policy of the number coding scheme will help reduce the vehicular volume in EDSA.