Rain check: Provincial buses ban on EDSA moved to Aug. 1


Provincial buses can still ply along EDSA until the end of July.

This after the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced Thursday that the ban on provincial buses to ply along EDSA at certain hours has been moved from July 15 to August 1.

The MMDA also changed the hours during which provincial buses will not be allowed to use EDSA.

Instead of 5 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 9 pm as previously announced, the ban will be from 7 am to 10 am and from 6 pm to 9 pm, covering the portion of EDSA from Pasay City to Cubao, Quezon City.

“The changes were agreed during an emergency meeting with provincial bus operators and other stakeholders recently,” said MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia.

The ban will only be implemented on weekdays.

A dry run will be conducted on July 24, a day after President Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address.