As part of the government’s Build, Build, Build programme, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is inaugurating an integrated transport terminal in Coastal Road, Parañaque this July.
The Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) is one of DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade’s efforts to put an end to the taxing traffic in Metro Manila. The construction is headed by Megawide-Waltermart firm (MWM).
Set to be the Philippines’ first intermodal transport terminal, the terminal can accommodate up to 200,000 train, jeepney and bus passengers per day. Similar to an airport terminal, it will feature passenger terminal buildings, loading and unloading bays, staging bays, ticketing and baggage handling facilities, as well as park-ride facilities. Commuters can also make use of the free Wi-Fi, charging outlets and an online (on top of on-site) ticketing system.
The terminal’s southern location further guarantees added convenience as it will automatically reduce the number of provincial buses from Cavite and Batangas operating along major roads EDSA, Baclaran and Taft Avenue. It will even connect to the LRT Line 1 to provide city commuters better accessibility.
As of 13 June 2018, the PITX was at 91.54% completion rate. According to the DOTr official Facebook page, there is also a plan to launch a second terminal in northern Metro Manila to serve more commuters in the future.
Images courtesy of the Department of Transportation official Facebook page.