May I just report that there are more people taking the MRT lately. It seems the last oil price hike did the MRT in. I’ve never seen so many people lined up to get into the North EDSA station–they were backed up all the way to the middle of EDSA. I was there with them one weekday morning. While standing crammed in the throng, waiting for entry, I reflected on the few chances anyone ever had to stand still in the middle of EDSA during rush hour, with buses and cars honking right into your ear, wheels screeching by mere inches away.