Senator Grace Poe is optimistic on the proposed 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting Quezon City to Taguig City and NAIA in Pasay City- the initial phase of Mega Manila Subway. She sees that this massive project will not only help ease traffic in the already congested metropolis but also propel economic growth.
“We have to invest now, build now, but not without exercising caution. Having a reliable public transportation system, especially railway, will not only spell public convenience but also contribute to economic growth,” Poe said in a release.
“Although it is relatively costly and the construction time will take a little bit longer as reportedly said by Transport officials, an underground mass transport will help decongest road traffic as there will be less road disturbance to the above-ground environment,” said Poe who is a subway advocate.
However, she stressed that the subway design should complement road transport design above ground, and should take into account the accessibility and walkability of each station’s stop with that of other public transportation.
“Transport interconnectivity is key to a thriving economy and improving the lives of our people. I hope that this time the administration, in considering the location of each station, will prioritize public convenience and accessibility over private interests,” said Poe.