DOTC seeks bids for new Metro Manila transport plan



MANILA – The Department of Transportation and Communications will tap a third party to update the more than a decade old public transportation plan for Metro Manila.

In a request for expression of interest for consultancy services, the DOTC said the comprehensive urban transportation integration study will delve on the “update and capacity enhancement” in urban Metro Manila.

According to DOTC, there is a need to update the transportation database for Metro Manila, which was developed under the Metro Manila Urban Transportation Integration Study in 1996.

The DOTC said the study would support the development of traffic demand forecasts in order to come up with a public transportation plan for Metro Manila and the adjoining provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan.

A major component of the proposed study is the conduct of a household interview survey aimed at capturing current traffic conditions based on passenger trip patterns. The survey will also get public opinion on transportation development.

The DOTC said the survey results are expected to help the government in improving public transportation planning for Metro Manila, including coordination among relevant agencies under the DOTC.

The contract for the study will cost P41 million. Source:

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