Passenger Safety, Convenience In Malls’ Vehicle Terminals Checked

AFTER closing down at least 19 bus stations along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in recent months, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is now training its guns on transport terminals operating in shopping malls.

Aside from the lack of necessary permits from local government units and violating the “nose-in, nose-out” policy implemented along EDSA, most of the closed terminals also lack proper sanitation facilities and adequate waiting areas for passengers. 

Transport Undersecretary Thomas Orbos has reminded mall operators that they too should ensure passengers’ safety and convenience even as they intend to check if shopping malls operating vehicle terminals in Metro Manila also comply with national and local government regulations.

The move was in anticipation of the coming Christmas season where many Filipinos are expected to flock at Manila’s major shopping malls.

Orbos reminded shopping malls that they must also comply with LTFRB rules such as providing sufficient parking slots for the vehicles, adequate and comfortable benches for passengers.

Terminals must also have concrete pavement, roofing that would provide shade for passengers, wide entrances, cameras, information counters, signages, adequate security personnel, clean restrooms, and priority lanes for senior citizens, pregnant women, and persons with special needs. 

Moreover, Orbos also warned against allowing colorum drivers to operate and use their spaces to get passengers.

“They (mall owners) should report colorum drivers to the agency,” he said.

The DOTr had earlier announced its plan to set up more transport terminals in front of major shopping centers “for the convenience of commuters” as the holiday season approaches. (OpinYon)

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