No MRT fare hike

Posted at 07/11/08 9:27 AM

The Metro Rail Transit will not implement a fare increase, its general manager said Friday morning.

MRT general manager Roberto Lastimoso said the agency will not take advantage on passengers whose numbers have been rapidly increasing the past few weeks following the rise of fuel prices and the recent adjustment in fares of jeepneys and buses.

He added that the MRT's decision to buy more trains to service its routes and improve services will not result in a fare increase.