The Department of Transportation said Wednesday it secured funding from the Public-Private Partnership Center for the project preparation studies on three transport infrastructure projects.
The Committee on Public-Private Partnership Center Project Development and Monitoring Facility approved the funding for project preparation studies of the North Long Haul Inter-Regional Railway (NCR-Ilocos, Cagayan), NCR EDSA Busway and the Manila Bay-Pasig River-Laguna Lake Ferry.
Forming part of the Luzon Railway Network along with the Subic-Clark Railway and the South Long Haul, the North Long Haul Inter-Regional Railway is slated to connect the National Capital Region to the regions of Ilocos and Cagayan.
The NCR EDSA Busway will greatly enhance the existing EDSA Carousel. New stations will be developed and existing facilities will be enhanced to be universally accessible, gender responsive, and climate resilient.
The Manila Bay-Pasig River-Laguna Lake Ferry is set to be a high-capacity and high-quality mass transit ferry system, benefiting commuters, students and tourists. New ferry stations will be built and existing facilities will be improved with intermodal transfers with other transit systems and active mobility networks.