Megaworld Corporation through its transport terminals arm Township Transport Terminal Inc. (T31) has partnered with Megawide Corp’s Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) for the interconnection of their transport hubs.
The agreement between Megaworld and MWM Terminals, Inc., the operator of PITX, is seen to establish seamless connectivity between Megaworld’s Southwood City Transport Hub in Binan, Laguna with the PITX, the country’s first landport in Paranaque City.
The partnership is also envisioned to improve the delivery of terminal services to PUV operators and benefit thousands of commuters heading south from Metro Manila and vice versa.
Megaworld Corporation Chief Strategic Officer (CSO) Mr. Kevin L. Tan emphasized the need for the government and private firms to work together, bearing in mind, first and foremost, the welfare of the public.
He said that this pandemic was seen as an opportunity for Megaworld to study and reinvent its transportation hubs, with safety and health of the public at its top priority.
“Megaworld currently has 26 townships all over the country. And we have a growing community, people who lived and worked there. That is why it is important to us to create seamless accessibility and mobility to and from our townships,” Tan said.
The MOU was entered into by the two companies in view of the thrust to improve the delivery of terminal services to PUV operators and the commuting public. This is also aimed at forging a partnership that will establish seamless interconnectivity between the transport terminals of Megaworld-T31 and the PITX.
“PITX welcomes T31, the mobility arm of Megaworld, as part of our growing network of terminals. We are looking forward to a productive cooperation with their group to meet the growing demands of the public transport industry,” MWM Terminals Managing Director Atty. Jaime Feliciano said.
T31 General Manager Atty. Vicente Bonaobra II also expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership between MWM and Megaworld- T31.
“This will surely firm up and institutionalize the role of PITX in public transport, as well as define the role of the various terminals being established by Megaworld. There is so much to learn from here, and we are positive that this will result in better delivery of services, especially for us who are still at the onset of the operation,” Bonaobra said.
“Our team at PITX is always happy to impart our experience in operating a terminal, especially if it will benefit our commuter friends,” shared Mr. Salvador of MWM. “Not only that. This collaboration means that PITX is now expanding its reach to other terminals in various areas of the country, interconnecting transport hubs for a better public transport system in general,” he added.
T31 is a fully-owned subsidiary of Megaworld Corporation established in 2020 to provide seamless inter-connectivity and mobility to a wide range of transportation modes. It aims to complement the integrated township lifestyle that Megaworld pioneered with an efficient mass transit system.
T31 currently operates transportation hubs in Southwoods City, Eastwood City, McKinley Hill and Iloilo Business Park. More T31 Transport Hubs will be launched in 2021 including Arcovia City, Eastland Heights, Highland City, Capital Town, Clark City Front and Maple Grove.