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DOTr BREAKS GROUND FOR TAGUIG INTEGRATED TERMINAL EXCHANGE PROJECT



Commuters coming from the South may soon bid their good byes to traffic congestion and crowded bus terminals in Metro Manila.

On Wednesday, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), in partnership with the Ayala Corporation and other government agencies, spearheaded the ground breaking of the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange (TITX).

According to the transportation department, the integrated terminal will limit the entrance of provincial buses on EDSA and other major thoroughfares in Metro Manila by servicing 4,000 buses daily.

According to MMDA Chairman Danny Lim, commuters will now have options in their every day commute in the metro.

The TITX will also create a pedestrian walkway connection to the PNR-FTI station and the proposed Metro Manila Subway System, and will be connected in Skyway and the upcoming Southeast Metro Manila Expressway (SEMME).

The integrated terminal will have a state of the art design and amenities including centralized ticketing, air-conditioned areas, commercial businesses and retail establishments.

Commuters can also book their own trips online through mobile applications.

DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade said, the said terminal will give better and easier travel experience to daily commuters in the metro.

The Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange project construction is expected to be completed and fully operational by year 2020.