In a Facebook post published on Tuesday (August 31), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) put the spotlight on the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).
The PITX, which is the first modern landport to be built in the Philippines, serves an important role for modes of transportation going to Metro Manila’s southwest. It acts as “a transfer point between provincial buses from Cavite and Southwest Batangas and in-city modes of transportation.”
The Concession Agreement for the building of the transport hub was finalized in April 2015. Meanwhile, the project’s Notice to Proceed was granted in October of 2016.
In the same month, the construction of PITX officially started, specifically on the 17th. The infrastructure was finished and inaugurated in November 2018.
The project was a collaboration between the DOTr and the Megawide Construction Corporation.
After its erection, the PITX was immediately put to work and has helped “ensure efficient and seamless travel for the riding public.” The hub is able to accommodate a maximum capacity of 100,000 passengers daily.
The terminal features a “state-of-the-art bus reservation and online booking system with seat selection options, an advanced ticketing system with centralized ticketing counters, and 50 automated ticketing kiosks”
Aside from this, it’s also “equipped with various amenities, such as waiting areas, water stations, free-wifi access, work and charging stations, locker facilities, telephone booths, centralized shopping center, gender-neutral restrooms, facilities for infants and breastfeeding moms, clinic, multi-faith prayer room, pay-in lounge, as well as trolleys and wheelchairs for our senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).”
See what it looks like below!
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Image credit: DOTr