24 Jun 2011

SM MOA Bound Passenger Jeepney New Terminal In Baclaran

  • 24 Jun 2011
  • Lagalag

  • A new terminal of jeepneys bound for SM Mall of Asia has just open in Baclaran. For years, commuters had been experiencing difficulties in going to MOA from Baclaran. The only terminal then was situated way too far from Baclaran Church - few meters to the south of Lydia's Lechon frontage.

    The new terminal of the yellow-colored jeepney version of multicabs with "Baclaran - SM Mall of Asia via EDSA (Vice Versa)" sign is located in the strategic location at the corner of Roxas Boulevard service road and Redemptorist Road. Today, commuters from various locations such as Cavite, Dasmarinas, Tagaytay, Bacoor, Naic, Kawit, Sucat, Multinational Village, SM South Mall, Las Pinas, Paranaque, and Villamor Air Base can get to SM MOA in a more convenient and fastest way. They only need to take either a jeepney or minibus from their respective locations, alight at Baclaran and ride one of these multicabs-turned-jeepneys. Even passengers of NAIA Shuttle Bus from the three terminals of NAIA can opt to take the ride to MOA here. The terminal is very visible from the distant and very near to Baclaran Roxas Boulevard pedestrian overpass. Moreover, it's just few meters away from Max's Restaurant Baclaran, Chow King and Redemptorist Church ground.

    Clearly, the creation of this new terminal is part of major improvement that Redemptorist Road-Roxas Boulevard junction had undergone. The vicinity which was previously cluttered with fusion of traffic of buses, jeepneys, pedicabs, and illegal vendors is now a scenery of organized road intersection. The bus bay in front of Redemptorist Church main gate, that caused major traffic problem in the area, is now gone. It's replaced by a widened service road with vehicle traffic going towards Redemptorist Road from which they need to pass through a small newly built rotunda before heading towards their respective destinations.

    Now, that's what I call 'result-oriented' governance.