Project proponents hope BRT already operational by Q3 2023

PROPONENTS of the long-overdue Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project hoped to launch and partially operate the mass transport system in the last quarter of 2023.

CBRT project head Engr. Norvin Imbong shared the progress of the P16.3-billion project during the first Mobility Summit organized by the Cebu City Government Monday, September 26, 2022.

Imbong said the bid documents submitted by five different contractors for the civil works of package 1 of the project are still being evaluated.

Package 1 covers the portion of Osmeña Boulevard, from the Cebu Provincial Capitol and going right to the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) along N. Bacalso Avenue.

According to Imbong, the project management team is targeting the last quarter of 2023 for the launching and partial operation of the BRT.

Meanwhile, full operation is set to happen in the second quarter of 2025. (IRT)