Bus rapid transit system eyed in Manila, QC
MANILA – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has invited companies to submit eligibility documents to establish a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Manila and Quezon City.
DOTC Undersecretary Catherine Gonzales said interested firms have until November 8 to submit the documents for the environmental impact assessment and social impact assessment studies of the BRT project.
The DOTC has an approved budget of P5.69 million for the project.
The rating system for shortlisting includes applicable experience (50%), qualification of personnel (30%), and current workload relative to capacity (20%).
The bidding is limited to Filipino citizens or companies with at least 60 percent interest belonging to Filipinos.
The proposed BRT system, patterned after the BRT systems in Columbia; Brazil; South Korea; and China, will be established along Quezon Avenue, C-5 Road, and Ortigas Avenue in Metro Manila.
In 2011, Ayala Land Inc. and the Makati Commercial Estate Association Inc. proposed a BRT that will pass through Makati’s central business district and connect Light Rail Transit Line (LRT) 1 and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3.
Ayala group's proposed BRT will start at the corner of EDSA and Ayala Avenue, traverse Ayala Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue, and end at the LRT 1 Buendia station along Taft Avenue.