The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will today lead the groundbreaking of the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange (ITX), another big-ticket infrastructure project aimed at further decongesting vehicular traffic on EDSA.
DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade will be joined by other members of the BUILDBUILDBUILD Team including DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon.
Taguig ITX project, done in partnership with Ayala Corp., will be a 6-storey building on a 5.57 hectare property inside the FTI compound which would house passenger concourse, a centralized ticketing area and several business and retail establishments.
The project will also have a provision for 1,200 public utility buses and vehicles’ bays and parking. Upon its completion, Taguig ITX is expected to house around 4,000 buses and accommodate 160,000 passengers daily. It will also feature a pedestrian walkway connection to the PNR FTI station and the proposed subway system.
Taguig ITX will cater to all provincial buses plying the south of Luzon, Visayas and Mindandao destinations.
The Taguig ITX construction would start by the 2nd half of 2018 and is expected to start operation by 1st half of 2020.
Other high level government officials who will be attending this morning’s ITX groundbreaking rite at the former NFA warehouse, FTI, Taguig City, include Cong. Federico Sandoval II (Malabon), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim, and Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano. Ayala Corp. Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala will also grace the ceremony.