Netizens elated by free rides at MRT, LRT 1 and 2

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 12, 2019   •   1638

Netizens are elated after availing the free rides offered by Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3), Light Rail Transit (LRT-1) and LRT-2.

MRT-3, LRT-1 and 2 are offering free rides from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For some netizens who have to work on a holiday, the offer is a welcome consolation.

For others, it makes the celebration of Independence Day extra festive.

Netizens offer suggestions to improve traffic flow in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2019

After the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted the dry run of provincial bus ban on EDSA, several netizens has thrown in their suggestions on how to solve severe traffic.

Facebook page Waterdiet suggests giving more space to public utility vehicles (PUV).

Another netizen, Louwie Gan suggested banning private cars during rush hours instead of banning provincial buses.

Meanwhile, EDSA traffic chief Bong Nebrija said they are open to suggestions for solving severe traffic in Metro Manila.

“We need to conceptualize this based on our setting proposed this to the policy makers get it approved and get it funded then we implement it,” he said.—AAC (with reports from Mon Jocson)

PWDs to enjoy free rides at LRT-2, MRT-3 on July 17

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 17, 2019

Persons with Disability (PWD) may avail LRT-2 and MRT-3’s free ride on Wednesday (July 17) in celebration of the 41st National Disability Prevention and Disability Week,

LOOK: FREE RIDES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY pic.twitter.com/3eDrFxtjqq— LRT2 (@OfficialLRTA) July 16, 2019

According to LRT-2’s Twitter post, PWD can avail the free ride from 10 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. They would only need to present their PWD identification card.

MRT-3 also reminds to present PWD ID to the security guard at the service gate to avail the free ride. They will also offer free ride from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.—AAC

How to avail the DOTr student free ride

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 1, 2019

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Passengers inside an MRT coach on a rush hour ride

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) began the implementation of the Student free Ride Program on Monday (July 1).

READ: Students to get free train rides, airport and seaport terminal fees — DOTr

According to LRTA, students would need to avail their Student Free Ride ID/Pass by applying online. After applying online, students will receive an email on when to claim their ID. They may claim their ID at any nearest LRT station.

While the Student Free Ride ID/Pass is being processed students need to follow these steps to avail the free ride.

  • Show your school ID to the station teller at the Student Free Ride designated station.
  • Claim the Student Free Ride Ticket (SFRT).
  • Show your school ID and SFRT to the security guard at the service/staff gate.
  • Before leaving the station, students have to show their school ID to the security guard at the service/staff gate and surrender their SFRT at the designated drop box.

For lost SFRT, there will be a penalty of P30.00.—AAC

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