The Department of Transport (DOTr) is on fire in constructing infrastructure in the Philippines. Recently, the government agency is fast tracking the built out of another bus terminal to lessen traffic in Paranaque City. In the near future, commuters going to and from southern provinces adjacent to Metro Manila can enjoy a relatively fast commute thanks to the new bus terminal.
The Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal Exchange (SWITex) is expected to serve passengers coming from Cavite side to other urban transportation systems. These transportation systems may include the expected LRT Line 1 South Extension, taxi, other public utility vehicles (PUV), and city bus.
Paranaque Integrated Bus Terminal to be fully operational next year
Commuters who are about to catch a ride on the SWITEx will surely feel happy as they can enjoy so many benefits that the SWITEx has to offer such as passenger terminal buildings, public information systems, arrival and departure bays, ticketing and baggage handling facilities, and park-ride facilities. The intermodal facility is expected to completed and be fully operational by April next year.
Meanwhile, the DOTr is still on fire in the identification and built out of the integrated provincial bus terminals to curb traffic congestion in Metro Manila, particularly the busy thoroughfares along Caloocan and Pasay City.
MMDA General Manager and DOTr Undersecretary Thomas Orbos shared that the agency was continuously inspecting and visiting 11 other proposed bus terminals.
The DOTr is identifying ideal sites where the integrated bus terminals can easily provide seamless transfers for commuters. In detail, they prefer sites of any intermodal facility should be easy to approach other modes of transport.