PITX draws flak over system ‘flaws’


The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) along Coastal Road in Parañaque has officially begun operations.

PITX houses departure and arrival bays for buses, jeepneys, taxis and UV express shuttles with routes to Cavite, Batangas and Metro Manila.

Among the routes that provincial buses stationed at PITX ply to include Naic, Indang, GMA, Nasugbu, Tagaytay and Tanza.

There are also provincial jeepneys with routes going to Paliparan, Dasmarinas, Imus and Bacoor.

City buses bound for Novaliches, Monumento, Fairview, Malanday, Sapang Palay, Grotto and Navotas are also stationed at the terminal.

Commuters may also take Point-to-Point (P2P) buses going to Ortigas and Makati.

But despite the world-class facilities of the country’s first-ever landport, it still drew flak from Monday’s rush-hour commuters.

Some people complained about the lack of signage which made it difficult to figure out where to go while others protested the long walk to the departure gate.

Some passengers also complained about the number of transfers they have to take to get to their destination.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said such complaints are to be expected every time a new system is being introduced to the public.

DOTr maintained that the PITX aims to provide convenience to commuters. — Yssa Jalmasco (with reports from Joan Nano)

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