Provincial buses will be allowed to travel along EDSA once again starting Thursday night.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Romando Artes said a there would be a two-week dry run allowing provincial buses to traverse EDSA.

“The Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board gave the green light to allow provincial buses to ply EDSA,” he said.

The dry run will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.

The pandemic task force’s resolution prohibiting provincial buses from traversing EDSA expired today.

Artes said the MMDA had listened to proposals laid out by government agencies, the private sector, transport groups, transport associations and local traffic bureaus of the 17 local government units in Metro Manila on improving the flow of traffic in the region.

Among the proposed traffic improvement plans were the expansion of the number coding scheme and reimplementation of the truck ban policy.

“We will conduct a series of consultations to further improve traffic management in Metro Manila. Rest assure that we will thoroughly study the proposed solutions and we will address the concerns of the commuters and transport sector,” said Artes. John Ezekiel J. Hirro