Thursday, October 27, 2005

From what I've read, the bus companies are all complaining that we don't have enough buses plying the roads, especially during rush hour. If that's the case, then why do most of the buses I saw earlier tonight mostly empty?

These pics were taken on EDSA going northbound, between 7:34pm to 8:07pm.
Here are some more...
And some more again...
Anyway, if I remember correctly, one of the objectives of setting up the MRT is to reduce the number of buses plying EDSA. Although I do admit that buses are only a small percentage of the vehicles passing through EDSA during rush hour, they are still one of the major causes of traffic, especially near the major pickup and dropoff points.

I sure do hope that the MMDA, the local governments and the LTFRB start enacting this vision of theirs.

By the way, in case you didn't get it, the title was supposed to be sarcastic.


carlos said...

As far as I can remember, the only people who opposed to the MRT are the bus operators/drivers, and the anti-change hardcore left and their sympathizers/misguided student followers.

I don't want to get too political here, but as a commuter (the actual reason for the existence of the buses/MRT), I couldn't care less for the bus operators and drivers. The MRT even when tightly packed isn't nearly half as bad as a bus that passes through EDSA. Twenty-four-point-ninety-three times faster too (thanks to the traffic caused by the buses themselves). Riding a bus that goes through EDSA and passing through Pasay has to be one of the worst motoring/commuting experiences in the world.