How to get to the new Parañaque In­te­grated Ter­mi­nal Ex­change

Palawan Daily News - - National - By Jerome Carlo R. Pau­nan / PIA

With the open­ing of the first “world­class,” in­ter­modal land­port in the coun­try by no less than Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Roa Duterte on Mon­day, Nov. 5, com­mut­ing would be­come more com­fort­able for the rid­ing pub­lic.

Of­fer­ing a “safer, state-ofthe-art, and con­ve­nient ter­mi­nal ex­pe­ri­ence,” through a pub­licpri­vate part­ner­ship, the Parañaque In­te­grated Ter­mi­nal Ex­change or PITX would also con­nect peo­ple and places closer to­gether. Well, the pas­sen­gers from Cavite to in­ner Metro Manila, at least, with the ini­tial project.

The mul­ti­modal trans­port se­lec­tion (e.g. jeep­ney, bus, taxi, UV Ex­press, point-to-point, and soon, light rail tran­sit) could also def­i­nitely broaden one’s com­mute op­tions and put money back in the wal­let—open­ing wider travel op­por­tu­ni­ties for the masses.

Direc­tions on how to get to PITX:

As its name im­plies, the PITX is lo­cated in Parañaque City. The ter­mi­nal is ac­ces­si­ble via the Dios­dado Ma­ca­pa­gal Boule­vard or the Coastal Road.

Com­mut­ing to the ter­mi­nal, how­ever, has been made more con­ve­nient by the Land Trans­porta­tion Fran­chis­ing and Reg­u­la­tory Board, through Me­moran­dum Cir­cu­lar 201820 dated Sept. 13, 2018, which ex­plic­itly or­ders all city buses, UV ex­press ser­vice and jeep­neys, whose end­points are Baclaran and the Mall of Asia, to ex­tend and fa­cil­i­tate the trans­fer of pas­sen­gers to PITX.

Sim­i­larly, the board said that, “All pro­vin­cial pub­lic util­ity buses, UV Ex­press ser­vice and pub­lic util­ity jeep­neys orig­i­nat­ing from provinces south­west of Metro Manila en­ter­ing via Coastal Road and Manila Cavite Ex­press­way shall end their routes at the Paranaque In­te­grated Ter­mi­nal Ex­change (PITX) in Coastal Road Parañaque from the date PITX is fully oper­a­tional.”

If you want to go there and com­mut­ing from the CaloocanMal­abon-Navotas-Valen­zuela ar­eas:

From Mon­u­mento, ride a jeep­ney or UV Ex­press bound for Baclaran and it will take you there.

Take the LRT-1 bound for Baclaran. Right out­side the LRT-1 EDSA Sta­tion, across Metro­point Mall, you will find or­ange jeep­neys, which will take you to PITX.

If you are com­ing from Que­zon City:

You may take the LRT-2 to Recto Ter­mi­nal Sta­tion. Walk through the con­nect­ing bridge to LRT-1 Doro­teo Jose Sta­tion, then take the LRT-1 to EDSA Sta­tion, then the or­ange jeep­neys go­ing to PITX.

You may also ride the LRT-2 to Recto Sta­tion, take the con­nect­ing bridge to LRT-1 Doro­teo Jose Sta­tion, then LRT1 to Gil Puyat Sta­tion, then turn right and walk to­wards Pasay City Academy. In front of Pasay City Academy, take the shut­tle PITX.

From LRT-2 to Araneta Cen­ter-Cubao Sta­tion, walk through Gate­way and Farm­ers’ Plaza to­wards MRT-Cubao sta­tion. There, take the MRT to Taft Ter­mi­nal Sta­tion, walk through the con­nect­ing bridge to­wards LRT-1 EDSA Sta­tion, and then, right out­side the LRT1 EDSA Sta­tion, are the or­ange jeep­neys go­ing to PITX.

Fast fact: Did you know that the trans­port hub is ex­pected to ser­vice up to 200,000 pas­sen­gers daily once it’s in full op­er­a­tion? As of this writ­ing, the op­er­a­tion of the PITX is lim­ited to within a pe­riod for com­mis­sion­ing and test­ing.

Go­ing back, if you are com­mut­ing from Manila:

Take the LRT-1 to EDSA Sta­tion, then ride the or­ange jeep­neys to PITX.

From Divi­so­ria/Quiapo/ Taft/Blu­men­tritt, ride a jeep to Baclaran, which will take you there.

From the LRT-1 to Gil Puyat Sta­tion, get off at Gil Puyat, then turn right and walk to­wards Pasay City Academy, then ride the shut­tle to PITX.

If you are com­mut­ing from Man­daluy­ong or Pasig:

Take the MRT to Taft ter­mi­nal sta­tion, then walk through the con­nect­ing bridge to­wards LRT-1 EDSA Sta­tion, then out­side you will find or­ange jeep­neys go­ing to PITX.

From EDSA, across Mega­mall and Shangri-La Plaza Mall, ride a Baclaran-bound bus to PITX.

When com­mut­ing from

Pasay:

Take the LRT-1 to EDSA Sta­tion, then take the or­ange jeep­neys to PITX.

From Taft, ride a jeep to Baclaran, and get off at the PITX.

From Gil Puyat Av­enue, ride a jeep to Taft, and get off at LRT-1 Gil Puyat Sta­tion, near the Pasay City Academy, ride the shut­tle to PITX.

If com­mut­ing from Makati: Take the MRT to Taft Sta­tion, then walk through the con­nect­ing bridge to­wards LRT1 EDSA Sta­tion, then the or­ange jeep­neys go­ing to PITX.

From Buen­dia/Sen. Gil Puyat Av­enue, ride a jeep to Taft, and get off at LRT-1 Gil Puyat sta­tion, near the Pasay City Academy., then ride the shut­tle to PITX.

When com­mut­ing from

Parañaque:

From Su­cat, ride a GT Ex­press Shut­tle to Law­ton via Mall of Asia and get off at PITX.

It is said that the ter­mi­nal will con­nect pas­sen­gers com­ing from the Cavite side to other trans­port sys­tems such as the fu­ture LRT Line 1 South Ex­ten­sion, city bus, taxi, and other pub­lic util­ity ve­hi­cles that are serv­ing in­ner Metro Manila.

From Law­ton or Roxas Boule­vard, ride a GT Ex­press Shut­tle to Su­cat via Mall of Asia and get off at PITX.

It cur­rently fea­tures pas­sen­ger ter­mi­nal build­ings, load­ing and un­load­ing bays, stag­ing bays, tick­et­ing and bag­gage han­dling fa­cil­i­ties, as well as park-ride fa­cil­i­ties. Com­muters can also make use of the free WiFi, charg­ing out­lets and an on­line, cen­tral­ized tick­et­ing sys­tem al­low­ing for cash and credit / debit card pay­ments.

“As the first in­te­grated and multi-modal ter­mi­nal in the south­west­ern part of Metro Manila, PITX is a land­mark project – a ‘land­port’ that feels and func­tions like an air­port,” Duterte said in a speech dur­ing its in­au­gu­ra­tion, adding that the PITX is one of the three in­ter­modal ter­mi­nals that the gov­ern­ment plans to build, the other two are the Taguig In­te­grated Ter­mi­nal Ex­change and the North In­te­grated Ter­mi­nal Ex­change in Bu­la­can. (PIA-NCR)

Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Roa Duterte graces the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the P4-bil­lion pri­vately funded trans­port fa­cil­ity. (Photo by Ge­laine Gu­tier­rez)

DOTr photo of PITX

In­side the fa­cil­ity dur­ing its in­au­gu­ra­tion (Photo by Ge­laine Gu­tier­rez)

Ready to serve the com­mut­ing pub­lic (Photo by Ge­laine Gu­tier­rez)

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