Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
During rush hour, we often find ourselves stressed out and tired even before we start our day because of the difficulties to find a ride. Many passengers also want to reach their destination so it can be hard to find a seat or even a spot on a bus or MRT. Plus, you might spend hours after hours falling in line (remember the MRT and LRT viral photos?) just to reach your office or home. Since there are a lot of people and modes of transportation, the traffic situation is worsening too.
Fortunately, to make everyone’s lives easier and less stressful, there will be a new transport terminal in Parañaque.
This July, the Department of Transportation, through the Build, Build, Build Programme, is inaugurating an integrated transport terminal in Coastal Road, Parañaque.
The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange or PITX is one of DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade’s solution to finally put an end to the taxing traffic in Metro Manila. The construction of the terminal is headed by Megawide-Walmart firm.
First Intermodal Transport Terminal
The PITX is set to be the country’s first intermodal transport terminal. It can accommodate up to 200,000 jeepneys, bus, and train passengers every day. Like an airport terminal, it will feature loading and unloading bays, passenger terminal buildings, staging bays, park-ride facilities, and ticketing and baggage handling facilities. Passengers can also use the terminal’s facilities such as free Wi-Fi, online ticketing system, and charging outlets.
The southern location of the terminal guarantees added convenience as it will automatically reduce the number of provincial buses from Batangas and Cavite which are operating along the major roads of Baclaran, EDSA, and Taft Avenue. For better accessibility, the PITX will be connected to the LRT Line 1.
As of writing, the PITX is already 91.54% from its completion rate. The DOTr, through their official Facebook Page, announced that there is already a plan to launch a second terminal in Northern Metro Manila to serve more commuters in the future.