DOTr to start construction of Taguig transport terminal that aims to decongest EDSA

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  • The Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange will reroute 4,000 provincial buses to help decongest EDSA and other major roads
  • The project will connect FTI station of the Philippine National Railways and the planned subway system via pedestrian walkway
  • It is expected to be finished by the first half of 2020

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade was with Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and joined by Ayala Corp president Fernando Zobel de Ayala and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala for the groundbreaking of a new transport hub.

Named as the Taguig ITX or the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange, the project aims to decongest EDSA and other major roads by rerouting 4,000 provincial buses.

Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim was quoted by ABS-CBN saying, “Kung matapos na nga ito at kung magkakaroon ng isa pang ganito, wala nang dahilan para magkaroon ng provincial buses along EDSA or sa loob ng Metro Manila.” [Once this is finished and if it’s possible to have another one, there will be no more reasons to allow provincial buses along EDSA or inside Metro Manila.]

The ambitious project will have a centralized ticketing area where passengers can check the schedule of their rides.

It will connect FTI station of the Philippine National Railways and the planned subway system via pedestrian walkway.

Sec. Tugade is hopeful that the project will be a big help in easing the traffic. He said, “It will add comfort, it will add safety. Importantly, it will add predictability. When you have predictabiility then we can ease the traffic situation.”

Taguig ITX is expected to be finished by the first half of 2020.

READ: Govt. Saves PhP 9-B From Taguig ITX Project Taguig City, Metro Manila — The Department of Transportation…

Posted by Department of Transportation – Philippines on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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