Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Ateneo de Manila, MMDA | posted June 20, 2016 10:05
MMDA to launch new Ateneo shuttle service; strictly enforce No Parking zone in La Salle Greenhills
MMDA-Ateneo shuttle service to launch on June 21, 2016
Motorist and commuters dealing with the frustrating gridlock along Katipunan Avenue may have some good news on the horizon as a new shuttle service that's set to serve one of the biggest schools in the area is set to begin on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) has agreed with the proposal of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to use a shuttle service program specifically designed to cater to students, teachers and employees of the university during school days.
The MMDA and ADMU is set to make the use of the 'Ateneo Shuttle Service Program' official with the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) tomorrow, Monday June 20.
Since the start of the new school year, traffic in the area rises by 20-percent – specially during rush hours of the morning and afternoon to early evening – and this program hopes to alleviate the congestion and reducing the number of vehicles that come to ADMU.
"Bukas po ng umaga magpipirmahan po ang Ateneo De Manila University at ang MMDA regarding the Ateneo shuttle service program ililunsad po ito sa Tuesday ng umaga kung saan ang mga magaaral empleyado at mga guro ay ibaba na lang po sa tatlong transport hubs ito po ay sa Temple Drive, sa UP-Ayala technohub sa Commonwealth at sa SM Marikina ibababa po sila doon ng mga pribadong sasakyan nila at ito pong mga pasahero ay lululan na lang po sa mga bus na siyang magdadala sa kanila sa Ateneo," said Atty. Cris Saruca, Head of Traffic Discipline Office of MMDA.
[Tomorrow morning, Ateneo de Manila University and the MMDA will be signing the MOA of the Ateneo Shuttle Service Program that will be launched on Tuesday morning where students, employees and teachers can be dropped off at three different transport hubs – one along Temple Drive, another at UP-Ayala Technohub along Commonwealth and the last one at SM Marikina – where they will be picked up by the 'bus' that will bring them to Ateneo.]
ADMU will provide the shuttle service that will pick up the employees, students and teachers at the various pick-up points.
Strict enforcement of No Parking rule in front of La Salle Greenhills
The MMDA has also announced that it will increase the number of traffic personnel along Ortigas Avenue and continue to strictly impose the 'No Parking' rule in front of La Salle Greenhills.
"Noong biyernes nagmeeting kami sa Manduluyong council kasama po ang pamunuan ng La Salle-Greenhills at Mandaluyong traffic at Barangay Wack-Wack at napagisipan po na ayusin yong traffic sa La Salle at immpose po ang no parking sa kalsada at sidewalk starting tomorrow maagang maaga nandon na mga tow trucks iimplement po yong no parking policy doon," added Saruca.
[We met the heads of La Salle Greenhills last Friday at the Mandaluyong Council in Barangay Wack-Wack and we have decided to fix the traffic at La Salle by imposing 'No Parking' on the street and sidewalk starting tomorrow (Monday). Tow trucks will be there very early tomorrow to implement the 'No Parking' policy there.]