The Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently inaugurated the country’s first integrated and multi-modal terminal, the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX). Dubbed as the country's first ‘landport’, the PITX serves as a transfer point for passengers alighting from provincial buses from Cavite and Batangas, and transferring to in-city modes of transportation bound for Metro Manila's southwest, and vice versa.
Leading the inauguration ceremonies was President Rodrigo Duterte along with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, Megawide Chairman Edgar Saavedra, MWM Terminals Inc. President Louie Ferrer, and officials from the private sector.
“As the first integrated and multi-modal terminal in the southwestern part of Metro Manila, the PITX is a landmark project, a landport that feels and functions like an airport,” said President Duterte.
Located along Coastal Road in Parañaque, the PITX is expected to reduce the number of provincial buses plying Metro Manila, specifically along Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, and EDSA-Taft once operational. The landport will provide connectivity between different transport modes and services, allowing efficient and seamless travel for the riding public. Use of the terminal is free as no terminal fees will be collected from passengers.
A modern bus reservation and online booking system with seat selection options, an advanced ticketing system with centralized ticketing counters, and 50 automated ticketing kiosks are just some of the PITX’s features.
The PITX has a daily capacity of 100,000 passengers but is expandable to 200,000. It houses departure, arrival, and bay areas for provincial and city buses, UV express and jeepneys, and parking slots. Park-ride facilities and maintenance areas for vehicle repair are also available.
Amenities such as comfortable waiting areas, drinking water stations, free Wi-Fi access, workstation areas, charging stations, locker facilities, telephone booths, centralized shopping center, baby care rooms, breastfeeding stations, clinic, prayer room, pay-in lounge, and clean restrooms can also be found. Trolleys and wheelchairs are also available for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).
All operations and activities are monitored through PITX’s 24-hour CCTV system, along with a feedback center which is available 24/7.