After hatching the ‘Express Bus’ program that caters to North-to-South-and-vice-versa commuters on EDSA, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is now planning a bus rapid transit (BRT) service for Metro Manila commuters from East-to-West and vice-versa.

Ready for presentation and approval from President Aquino is Metro Manila's first BRT system, which could be operation in as early as three years from now.

The Php4.9-billion BRT system stretches for 27.2 kilometers and will connect Quirino Highway to the Manila City Hall.  300 buses are projected to use it to pick up and drop-of some 279,476 passengers in any of the planned 32 stations by the time it starts operations in 2018.

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DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya stresses that the BRT project will alleviate the high volume of traffic caused by people travelling in this direction on a daily basis and connect them as well to the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1), Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR).