MRT fare to increase by P1 by January 4

An additional peso for safety doesn’t seem so bad

GMA News reported on Saturday that the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) made a "tough decision" to increase the MRT and LRT base fare from P10 to P11, plus P1 per additional kilometer.


DOTC Secretary Emilio Abaya said that, "It’s been several years since an increase was proposed. We delayed its implementation one last time until after the Christmas season."


According to him, the revenue generated from the increase will be used to improve the train system and services. The MRT figured in several mishaps and numerous delays in 2014.


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