2018: The Inauguration of a Pioneering Transit Hub in the Philippines

November 5, 2018

The first fully integrated multimodal terminal in the Philippines was opened in the City of Parañaque in the country’s National Capital Region. The National Capital Region (also known as Metro Manila) encompasses 16 cities – including Parañaque and the country’s capital of Manila – on Luzon, the largest and most populous of the islands in the Philippines. The National Capital Region is the fifth most populous urban area in the world.

The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) was built and is operated by both the Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Quezon City-based firm Megawide Construction Corporation under the Philippine government’s public-private partnership program. PITX serves as a major hub for buses and various other public utility vehicles used to transport passengers throughout that region of the Philippines.

Those taking part in the inaugural ceremonies for PITX on November 5, 2018, included Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines; Salvador Medialdea, the country’s executive secretary; Arthur Tugade, DOTr secretary; and Edgar G. Saavedra, chairman of Megawide Construction Corporation.

Photo Credit: patrickrocque011 (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

For more information on the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Para%C3%B1aque_Integrated_Terminal_Exchange

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