By Allysa Nievera
The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) announced Sunday it will provide public utility vehicles (PUVs) to assist affected Light Rail Transit line 2 (LRT-2) passengers from Santolan to Cubao and vice versa on Monday, October 7.
In a statement, General Reynaldo I Berroya, LRTA Administrator said they already coordinated with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the fielding of PUVs along Marcos Highway and Aurora Boulevard while LRT-2 operations from Santolan to Anonas are still suspended.
“We want to lessen the inconvenience of the suspended operation to the riding public so several stopgap measures are being undertaken to remedy the situation,” he said.
The stop gap measures includes the deployment of point to point buses from Masinag to Cubao, fielding of modern PUVs that will ply the Santolan to Cubao loop, lifting of color coding for PUVs from Antipolo to Recto, and the daily free bus rides provided by the MMDA, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fares will range from P12 to P15, which is similar to the LRT-2 train fare