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MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal (Uniwide Coastal Mall) to Cavite/Batangas
The move of the MMDA to build integrated bus terminals to limit provincial buses outside the city is really needed, but (Tutubi said but), it's implementation is wanting where the impact to commuters was not properly thought of and commuters, who were the ones affected, were not consulted.
The most glaring omission by the MMDA was the absence of the transfer buses/jeepneys to Lawton and Taft Avenue where most of those affected are heading. There are buses to EDSA passing by Uniwide Coastal Mall, particularly those going to NAIA terminals 1 and 2 (signboard MIA) but very few to accommodate the deluge of commuters from Cavite and Batangas
Expect the same chaos when the South Integrated Bus Terminal opens in Alabang, Muntinlupa (by DOTC) and the North Integrated Bus Terminal in Quezon City (reportedly temporarily at Trinoma Mall to cause major traffic there. (DPWH, it should be somewhere near Balintawak Market and LRT Station)
Herewith is the list of destinations and bus companies operating at the Uniwide Coastal Mall (Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal).
The information will be updated once available. Tutubi passed by last weekend but wasn't able to take pictures as he was driving)
Buses to Cavite routes:
GMA (General Mariano Alvarez)
Tagaytay City (not politically part of Cavite province)
Bus Companies, Bus Lines Operating/Making Stops there:
Erjohn & Almark
San Agustin Bus
Saulog Bus Line
Please call the bus company's contact numbers or visit their official website, if any, for current fares, trip schedules, chartered bus rates, reservations, freight (waybill) and other inquiries. Most of these bus companies have special trips to handle peak periods during holidays and long weekends in Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Hole Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday, and Easter Sunday), All Saints day, All Souls Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
How to Get to Uniwide Coastal Mall:
you can get there via MRT Taft Avenue Station or LRT EDSA Station then ride buses on EDSA with signboard MIA. Online road map of Uniwide Coastal Mall is available here
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