Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade met with Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino today to talk about the updates on the Cebu Integrated Intermodal Transport System. Both Secretaries agreed to implement the Interim Bus Augmentation Program on the places in Cebu where it’s part of the partial operations of BRT from Fuente Osmeña to the Southern Part on March 15.
But Secretary Tugade clarified that this not yet the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that the Cebu will have. The Interim Bus Transport System will focus first in the South of Cebu and will ply buses that will serve as the start of the preparation in implementing the BRT in Cebu.
Currently, the BRT is under the review and validation of documents and Detailed Engineering Design (DED) with the onboard Technical Support Consultant (TSC). TIMELINES: Phase 1 (Cebu South Bus Terminal – Capitol) for partial operations by December 2021. Phase 2 (Bulacao/Talisay – Talamban) for partial operations by March 2022./PR