House Transportation Committee Chair and Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Mary Sarmiento unveiled the blueprint of his proposed centralized and synchronized bus dispatch system which would turn the EDSA’s rowdy and chaotic city buses into a fast, efficient, and predictable mass transport system.
Sarmiento, a civil engineer, disclosed the full details of his proposal after announcing that his panel is closely working with the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to craft a roadmap which would solve EDSA’s traffic problem.
In his proposal, Sarmiento said that the innermost lane of EDSA will serve as an “express bus lane” which can be accessed through stations used by the MRT. Like a carousel, the “express bus lane” will just circle around EDSA, duplicating the route of the MRT.
“People who use the MRT can now have the option to ride the bus which will be also operated like carousel. The buses will only load and unload passengers in a synchronized manner at the MRT stations so they are basically an extension of the MRT. Walang magiging traffic dyan because the entire inner lane from Taft Avenue to North Avenue and vice-versa will be enclosed and exclusive to the express bus lane ,” Sarmiento said.[Read more…]