This week the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) started the implementation of P11.00 pesos base fare and P1 peso extra charged per kilometer trip on MRT and LRT.
The commuters have different reactions to the new fare increase.
Many regular passengers of MRT and LRT measured these as huge amount of fare increases. According to them, this will affect their entire budget.
- From P15.00, now it climbed up to P28 pesos for your MRT fares travelling from North Avenue to Taft Avenue Station.
- It's P30 pesos, from previously P20 pesos, a charge of the LRT-1 Baclaran trip to Roosevelt.
- While P25.00 for a trip of Santolan to Recto LRT-2 stations.
Meanwhile, people are hoping that some extra fares might bring better services and facilities the LRT and MRT has to offer.
We expect improvement. We may not see it now because after all this hike has just begun. We'll never know a day or two if there were really have some improvement in their (MRT/LRT) service.