(Source: San Miguel Corporation)

San Miguel Corporation announced that it’s planning to operate a bus rapid transit (BRT) system on Skyway Stage 3.

SMC president and COO Ramon Ang shared that the said bus system will firstly run between Susana Heights and Balintawak.

Ang said that constructing the bus-based elevated expressway is meant to benefit both private motorists and commuters.

“Those who drive daily may even opt to commute, further easing traffic and reducing pollution. This will be a game-changer, one that will transform mass transit in Metro Manila,” Ang added.

He also shared that the reason for the elevated toll roads is to reroute vehicles from public roads that would ease traffic.

Last month, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) greenlighted the provisional rates proposed by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) for the Skyway Stage 3.

The Skyway Stage 3 officially opened in January 2021. This paves the way to have faster and convenient travel from NLEX to SLEX by only 30 minutes. Other routes would now take 15 minutes to travel, including Mahallanes to Balintawak, and then Balintawak to NAIA. Travelling from Valenzuela to Makati would only take 10 minutes.

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