The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) is now bracing for the influx of passengers for the upcoming holidays by increasing the number of buses operating daily in its facility to over 2,000 buses.
In an online interview with PTV last Thursday, PITX Corporate Affairs and Government Relations head Jayson Salvador disclosed they plan to increase the buses this weekend in time for the commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day next week when the number of traveling passengers is expected to increase.
Currently, Salvador said PITX accommodates 1,800 buses per day. He said they plan to increase this from 2,000 to 2,200 buses by Saturday.
Since the Department of Health (DOH) opted to downgrade the Alert Level in the National Capital Region (NCR) from 4 to 3 earlier this month, Salvador said they have observed a significant increase in the number of passengers in PITX.
Prior to the lowering of the Alert Level in NCR last October 16, PITX only accommodated 20,000 to 25,000 passengers per day.
Salvador said they now receive 50,000 to 55,000 passengers daily, which, he said, could rise to 60,000 to 65,000 during the long weekend.
“So we continue to prepare and coordinate with the government to ensure travel of our passengers is safe and will have no disruption,” Salvador said.
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