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MMDA to ‘penalize’ undisciplined commuters

  • Written by Edd Reyes
  • Published in Metro
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THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is considering penalizing undisciplined passengers riding and alighting at non-designated areas on EDSA.

MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos said they would soon go after commuters waiting outside designated bus stops along EDSA, alongside strict implementation of closed-door policy for buses.
According to Orbos, commuters are also at fault why public utility buses load and unload passengers at wrong areas.
“In tandem with the implementation of closed-door policy, we will penalize undisciplined commuters,” he  said.
This move would also target passengers that have a habit of asking bus drivers to drop them off anywhere they please, even at improper loading and unloading areas.
As a consequence, unruly commuters will be issued with violation tickets by MMDA enforcers for jaywalking. Tickets have corresponding P500 fine but jaywalkers, who could not afford to pay the fine, will have to do community service.
The proposal, according to Orbos, will be presented in the next Metro Manila Council (MMC), the governing and policy-making body of the MMDA.