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Governor Boying Remulla appeals to DOTr about PITX



Governor Boying Remulla appeals to DOTr about PITX

What was previously perceived as hope for frequent travelers coming from and going to Cavite has turned out to be a nightmare.

Many Caviteño commuters who regularly travel to different parts of Metro Manila have expressed their dismay on the inconvenience brought by Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) which opened November of last year.

One of the pressing issues that upset the passengers is the additional travel time it takes for buses to accommodate the route that includes a brief stop-over at PITX. The new route was a directive from Department Order 2018-25 which requires provincial buses to end their trips at the terminal.

Cavite governor Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla wrote an appeal to the Department of Transportation on Friday to implement temporary actions while the newly opened PITX becomes fully realized.

Remulla sympathizes with Caviteño commuters through a post on his Facebook page yesterday saying, “Ramdam ko ang hirap at naririnig ko ang daing ng bawat Kabitenyo. Ginagawa namin ang lahat upang mapadali ang inyong araw-araw na byahe.”

On the letter he shared on Facebook, Remulla acknowledged the intention of PITX to ease the current traffic condition in Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces.

“The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) is a positive development towards solving the traffic problem. However, considering that the PITX has just opened and is not yet fully operational, we believe that there are measures that may be implemented for the convenience of a greater number of commuters, especially to those coming from and going to our province,” stated Remulla through the request letter addressed to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade.

While both commuters and PITX adjust to find its harmony, Remulla proposed temporary actions that include:

  1. Permitting all public utility buses to enter Metro Manila up to the terminal point for dropping off and picking up of passengers;
  2. To require all public utility vehicles bound for Cavite to pick up passenger only at PITX;
  3. To provide shuttle services from different points of Metro Manila (especially the central business districts) to PITX;
  4. To link PITX, through shuttle services, to the city train systems such as Light Rail Transit (LRT), Manila Rail Transit (MRT) and Philippine National Transit (PNR).

The Facebook post affirmed the distress of daily commuters who experience the worsening traffic condition in the area.

Located along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, PITX was established to aid an average of 100,000 passengers per day. It is also planned to be connected to LRT-1 Cavite extension.

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  1. Gabrielle Basanez

    January 31, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Hi! could you let Gov. know it was nice of him take action. i think a good solution would be to use the buses owned by each of the districts,cities and the province during rush hour for a P2P type of service. Delivering Caviteños to each of their respective town center. Not only will the citizens benefit from this help greatly. But voters will also get the chance to appreciate the vehicles bought by their own government because it was put to good use. Good publicity. Think about it.

  2. Chill Lang

    January 31, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Yun paikot ikot, time consuming talaga. Yun paghintay sa bus, iniisip ko na lang same din naman nun naghintay ako sa HK terminal at sa may Edsa (Don Aldrin) dahil walang bus due to heavy traffic daw kaya matagal makarating sa city yun mga bus na yan. Ang kagandahan lang sa PITx is di ka expose sa usok, naka upo ka and may wifi. Sa tingin ko po ang immediate na pansinin is yun in and out na sasakyan sa PITx. Sobrang kulang. Sa baclaran may multicab na, jeep, taxi and bus. And bawasan yun fare cost ng bus if sa PITx kami bababa dahil di naman kami nakarating sa edsa pasay or lawton. Doble pamasahe.

  3. Norberto Adrid

    February 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Rush the construction of LRT 1 Extension so that commuters leaving and going to the province of Cavite will have easy access to both the LRT and MRT trains in Metro Manila. Until now wala pa yatang nasisimulan ang “pagong” na winning bidders at puro press release lang.

  4. Norberto Adrid

    February 7, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Rush the constructions of LRT 1 Extension so that commuters leaving and going back to Cavite will have access to LRT and MRT trains. Until now wala kang makitang improvement sa “hinayupak” na lrt extension na yan. Super bagal ang winning bidders at puro press release ang alam.

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