Manila-Quezon Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project

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The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line 1 Project, also known as the Manila-Quezon Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, is an infrastructure project which involves the provision of a 12.3-kilometer segregated bus rapid transit from the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City to the Manila City Hall. It was one of the five big projects approved by then President Benigno Simeon Aquino III before he left office. The five private-public partnership (PPP) projects worth Php 131.4 billion aimed to improve the country’s transportation and power generation systems.

The Php 4.78-billion BRT project was supposed to be implemented with the World Bank and Agence Francoise de Développement (AFD). The Department of Finance (DOF) was authorized to negotiate the terms of the loan.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said that the project is targeted to start in end 2022 or early 2023. Through this project, there would be dedicated lanes for public bases in the middle section of the road, from Quezon Avenue to the Manila City Hall. It aims to ease the traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

It will have designated passenger boarding and alighting stations and passenger terminals. It is projected to serve up to 290,000 commuters daily once completed. The loan for the project is set to expire on 30 November 2022.




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