LRT, MRT will start to collect additional fares today

“Please be informed that the fare increase for LRT1, LRT2 and MRT3 will be implemented starting 4 January 2015,” Department of Transportation and Communications says on its social networking site account.

DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya said “while 2015 will see increased fares, it will also see marked improvements in our LRT and MRT services,”

“It’s a tough decision, but it had to be made. It’s been several years since an increase was proposed. We delayed its implementation one last time until after the Christmas season,” Secretary Abaya said.

An additional PhP1 fare per kilometer will be collected starting today for LRT Line 1, LRT Line 2, and MRT Line 3.