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MMDA recommends closure of 2 bus terminals in QC for violation of LTFRB rules

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recommended the temporary closure of two bus terminals in Quezon City after discovering several violations of provisions of a memorandum circular of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
In a letter to LTFRB Board, MMDA Officer-in-Charge Tim Orbos said the agency is recommending the stoppage of operations of Roro Bus Terminal on South Road, Barangay Bagong Lipunan ng Crame and Dimple Star Bus Terminal on Main Avenue, both in Quezon City, for failing to comply with the standards set by the Board in operating the facilities.
During an ocular inspection of the bus terminals, Orbos said MMDA personnel found out the operators of the facilities failed to provide adequate and comfortable benches or seats with backrests for waiting passengers.
The MMDA inspection team also discovered the bus terminals had no concrete pavement and flooring and roofing that would provide sufficient shade to passengers, Orbos said.
He, however, stressed the closure of the bus terminals will only be temporary until the operators or owners of the establishments shall have fully complied with the requirements and standards set by the government.
MMDA has stepped up its clearing operations as well as efforts to enforce the “Nose In, Nose Out” policy on bus terminals in Metro Manila in a bid to improve the traffic condition in the metropolis.
“We would like to reiterate that when we inspect bus terminals, we note not only the compliance with the policy but also their physical condition. We owe it to the public to ensure that these operators provide comfort to our commuters,” Orbos said.
He added the MMDA will file similar cases before the LTFRB in the following days against other bus terminal operators.

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