Pinaglalaruan ang commuter! Poe to summon transport officials to explain EDSA traffic mess

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Senator Grace Poe has set a hearing next week over the traffic gridlock affecting EDSA these past few days despite the suspension of the provincial bus ban.

The Senate Committee on Public Services chaired by Poe will hold the hearing on August 13.

In a statement Thursday, Poe lamented that the public has become like a “science project” for transportation officials who try different traffic schemes along EDSA.

“Matinding kalbaryo na naman ang nararanasan ng ating mga kababayang dumadaan sa EDSA. Maniningil tayo ng paliwanag at hindi natin palalagpasin ang kailangang managot sa kaguluhang ito,” she said.

Motorists and commuters have been complaining of heavier traffic along EDSA this week as the Metro Manila Development Authority strictly enforces the yellow lane policy for city buses.

Under the policy, city buses can only use the two outermost lanes for public utility vehicles along EDSA.

Poe, however, said the scheme should be reviewed amid the worsening traffic.

“Kung nagpatupad ng polisiya, bakit kalunos-lunos ang paglala ng trapik?” she asked