Modern transport hub south of Metro Manila opens in October

Can scan e-tickets. Will service 200,000 passengers a day
by Drei Laurel | Sep 19, 2018
PHOTO: Mark de Leon

Remember that modern transport hub being built in Parañaque we reported last month? Well, it's almost complete and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released a bunch of photos to prove it.

Just how close is this government project to completion? The agency says it's now at 98%. More importantly, the DOTr has provided a timetable for the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange's (PITX) first day of operation: The first week of October, 2018.

The facility recently held a test for its new bus ticketing system, which is supposedly capable of scanning and reading QR codes in smartphones. The test was attended by DOTr assistant secretaries Mark de Leon and Manny Gonzalez, as well as Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) head Martin Delgra III.

Once fully operational, the DOTr says the PITX will be capable of servicing an estimated 200,000 commuters per day.

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"Aside from providing seamless connectivity between Metro Manila and neighboring provinces," the agency said in a Facebook post. "It is also designed to accommodate commercial and business offices."

If this project is as good as advertised, commuters down south are going to be very, very happy. And if it begins operation according to schedule, it'll be just in time for the 2018 holiday rush. Is anyone else looking forward to trying this out next month?

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