Senate urges MMDA to suspend ban on driver-only vehicles along EDSA


The Senate adopted on Wednesday a resolution urging the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to suspend its ban on driver-only vehicles in EDSA during rush hours.

Senate Resolution 845, which was filed by Senate President Tito Sotto, also calls on the MMDA to conduct public consultations before implementing the ban.

Joining Sotto as co-authors of the resolution were Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senate Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, and Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.

The MMDA started its dry run of the ban on driver-only vehicles along EDSA on Wednesday. It plans to implement the rule starting August 23.

Under MMDA Regulation No. 18-005, driver-only vehicles are banned from passing through Edsa starting from Balintawak, Quezon City to Magallanes in Makati from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.