Report: Buses will soon be required to use PITX

According to the Department of Transportation
by Jason Tulio | Nov 16, 2018
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The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) began operations on November 5, and in its early days, it is apparently garnering mixed reviews from passengers—some of whom are still unfamiliar with the bus routes terminate at, pass through, and depart from the new terminal.

According to a report by GMA News, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will be requiring operators of both provincial and city buses to use the PITX.

Ang number one po talaga diyan is ma-require po natin yung mga buses na mag-terminate dito sa PITX. Yung mga provincial bus kailangan dito mag-terminate,” DOTr undersecretary Mark De Leon told GMA. “At yung mga city buses naman, kailangan nilang pumasok at mag-pick up ng pasahero na binababa naman ng provincial bus dito sa PITX.”

De Leon added that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be issuing an official memorandum requiring buses to use the terminal, but he reminded bus operators to begin complying with the new rule even before the release of the circular.

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The PITX’s amenities include CCTV monitoring, a clinic, a prayer room, a breastfeeding station, and an automated fare-collection and online ticketing system. The DOTr estimates that the facility can service around 200,000 commuters per day. For a list of bus routes that travel in and out of the PITX, you can check out our guide here.

Tell us, have you tried commuting from the PITX yet? What was your experience like?

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