The Department of Transportation Has Taken Over MRT Maintenance
Guess what happened!
(SPOT.ph) The Department of Transportation officially terminated the contract of Busan Universal Rail Inc. as Metro Rail Transit 3's service provider on Monday, November 6. According to the transport bureau, the maintenance team failed to deliver quality service; and they would rather have the MRT Transition Team take over maintenance work. They even promised better service.
fewer MRT train sets to lessen passenger inconvenience? Really, DOTR? Sinong nakaisip nito, shems https://t.co/SbBgGWv6WN— JPaskongDarating???? (@dumidyeypee) November 7, 2017
"Pagkatiwalaan niyo ho kami, in the next three to six months, mababago ang serbisyo natin sa loob ng MRT-3," DOTr Usec. Cesar Chavez told CNN Philippines. The transport agency's first solution is to deploy fewer trains during rush hour. Only 13 trains were running on the tracks on Tuesday morning while 11 trains were available as of 5 p.m. Chavez also said in a press conference: "Kulang na kulang ang mga tren na tumatakbo ngayon sa MRT." (Yeah, we know!)
It's Day One of the government taking over this very important public transportation system in the Metro, and well, here's what commuters have to say:
Mas pinabagal ang serbisyo! Congrats, MRT. ??????????— Alexa Michelin Ong (@lexamich) November 7, 2017
We were promised!
Yung sobrang haba ng pila sa mrt hindi na makita sa map yung station ???? https://t.co/OljreLM9Uu— Marco Moran (@MarcoMORAN) November 7, 2017
At least DOTr's Twitter account shows the status of passenger queues.
Rambol nanaman sa MRT #mrtwoes— Xander Rillon (@xander0617) November 7, 2017
It's a daily struggle.
Alam mo yung mas malamig pa sa labas ng MRT train ???????? palagi na lang— Mark ???????? (@jmarkquiroga) November 7, 2017
Not even the chilly weather can solve the problem.
Sarap mag-Requiem of Souls or Echo Slam sa mga nakaraang araw sa MRT— Von Ceasar Ayunayun (@KnightDaaVon) November 7, 2017
In DOTA speak, that means he's angry enough to shake the earth.
ikalakal niyo na nga lang kasi yang mrt HAHAHAHAHA— sunset and vine (@luiscarlo_mm) November 7, 2017
We wonder if junk shops would take it though.
Mas matitiis ko traffic sa edsa kaysa maglakad sa rails ng mrt ????— ????camille valenzuela (@chrizamelle) November 7, 2017
Plus the fact that walking on the rails is very dangerous!
This latest development likely doesn't come as a surprise considering Malacañang also failed to deliver its promise to solve the Metro Manila traffic problem within President Rodrigo Duterte's first 100 days.