Passengers exit an LRT-2 coach at the Recto station in Manila in this file photo. The Department of Transportation said yesterday minimum boarding fee for LRT-1 and LRT-2 would be raised to P13.29 from P11, and P1.21 per kilometer from the current P1 per kilometer.
MANILA, Philippines — Commuters face an increase of P2.29 in the minimum fare for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines 1 and 2 beginning on Aug. 2.
A petition for the same fare hike rate for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) is set for re-filing in two weeks.
In a statement yesterday, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said the minimum boarding fee for LRT-1 and LRT-2 would be raised to P13.29 from P11, and P1.21 per kilometer from the current P1 per kilometer.
The fare adjustments would take effect after publication in a newspaper of general circulation on June 19, June 26 and July 3. The last LRT fare increase was implemented in 2015.
DOTr Assistant Secretary Jorjette A