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PITX will soon have a shuttle service for passengers

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 12:11 AM November 15, 2018
Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange

Ticketing counters, boarding gates and separate arrival and departure areas are some of the features of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), which opened on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (Photo by MARIANNE BERMUDEZ / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

The newly-opened Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) will have soon have a shuttle service for its passengers.

In a press briefing on Wednesday, Martin Delgra, chair of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said the shuttle service would ferry passengers from PITX to those areas not included in the list of available routes.

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“PITX has proposed and the LTFRB has accepted the giving of special permits for a shuttle service that will be applied for by a shuttle service operator that is recommended by PITX,” Delgra said.

“The special permit will allow the shuttle service operator to take passengers from PITX to those areas that are not frequented by the PUV plying Metro Manila who are to originate from PITX going in,” he added.

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On Monday, the PITX management released an initial list of routes and schedules of vehicles the “first landport” in the Philippines.

READ: PITX releases list routes, schedule serving landport

Delgra said that the destination of the shuttle service would depend on the demand of passengers using PITX.

According to Delgra, this will be decided by the PITX management and not by the LTFRB.

He also said that the LTFRB could not fully determine if the shuttle service would charge fares or not, saying that the board had no jurisdiction over the matter.

That would depend on PITX, being the one who proposed the service, Delgra said.

“There’s a suggestion that they will absorb all the costs,” he said. “The mechanics is that it’s all up to PITX.”

The LTFRB plans to put the PITX terminal in full operation by Christmas given the influx of passengers going in and out of Metro Manila.

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The PITX bus terminal was inaugurated last Nov. 5 and was attended by President Rodrigo Duterte. /atm

READ: Duterte ‘impressed’ with first ‘landport’ in PH
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