DOTr Announce Free MRT-3, LRT-2, PNR Rides for Students Starting July 2019

The Department of Transporation (DOTr) an its attached agencies announced during the fourth "Transport Talks" held on Thursday at the DOTr conference room at the head office of the agency in Clark, Pampanga that students will get free rides in various modes of railway transportation in the Philippines starting July 1, 2019.


According to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said students from all levels will enjoy free ride from Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3), Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT-2) and Philippine National Railways from Mondays to Friday, except holiays at select hour in the morning and afternoon.



The DOTr stated on their announcement that the move is part of the department's continuing show of concern to commuters and President Rody Duterte's desire to give comfortable lives to the Filipinos.

Sec. Art Tugade was quoted as saying "Layon nitong hikayatin ang pagpasok ng maaga ng mga estudyante at baguhin ang commuter culture bilang parte ng mandato ng administrasyon sa maginhawang buhay para sa mga pasahero (It aims to encourage the students to go to school early and change the commuter culture as part of the mandate of the administration to provide comfortable lives to the passengers),” Tugade said.

The LRT-2 will implement the free rides for students from 4:30 to 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The MRT-3, on the other hand, will offer free fares for students from 5 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Meanwhile, students can avail of free rides from the PNR from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The DOTr Secretay explained that initially, students who are covered from elementary to college levels, are required to present their identification card to avail of free rides until such time that they are issued free ride IDs.

Secretary Tugade also announced that terminal fee in airports and seaports owned and managed by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) are also waived for students nationwide.


Source: PNA

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