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20 buses to be deployed for Cebu interim system by March 15

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TWENTY BUSES are set to ply the streets of Cebu City for the Interim Bus Service (IBS) starting March 15. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo C. Labella said the IBS will introduce the riding public to a more systematic transport system wherein buses have a strict departure schedule and designated stops. “This will serve as a training or an orientation because the system will provide that the interim bus would stop in certain areas and at certain times,” said Mr. Labella. The IBS is being rolled out pending the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. Rey Gealon, executive director of the Cebu City Transportation Office, said among the designated routes are: from Fuente Osmeña to N. Bacalso, South Bus Terminal to SM Seaside then South Road Property (SRP); and from Fuente Osmeña to Capitol- Escario, to IT Park. These routes, he said, will be part of the BRT system. He added that there will be 17 bus stops along the routes. Cebu City Councilor Antonio V. Cuenco, committee on transportation chair, said the IBS is a good start to help ease the traffic congestion in the city. “I appeal to the people to be dedicated to follow the correct instructions for the bus stop,” he said. The BRT is expected to be partially operational before December 2021. — The Freeman





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