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Santa Rosa Integrated Terminal

SM City Santa Rosa Transport Terminal
Intermodal
General information
LocationSM City Santa Rosa, National Highway, Tagapo, Santa Rosa, Laguna
Philippines
Owned bySM Prime
Operated bySupermalls Transport Services, Inc.
Bus routes 33  34 
ConnectionsJeepneys and tricycles along National Highway
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes (SM City Santa Rosa)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedMarch 26, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-03-26)

The Santa Rosa Integrated Terminal (SRIT), also known as the SM City Santa Rosa Transport Terminal, is a bus station in SM City Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines. It is the second of three planned provincial intermodal terminals for the south of Manila under a public-private partnership arrangement. Opened on March 26, 2019, the terminal handles province-bound and incoming buses from Calabarzon and the Bicol Region, as well as other provincial buses plying the nautical highway in the south pending the completion of, and as an alternative to, the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange.[1]

Location

The Santa Rosa Integrated Terminal is located on a former parking lot of SM City Santa Rosa, a shopping mall on the Manila South Road (National Highway) in Barangay Tagapo, adjacent to Santa Rosa's poblacion (Malusak) and close to the city's border with Biñan. It is directly connected to SM City Santa Rosa and is located just south of another shopping mall, Robinsons Santa Rosa.[2] Nearby landmarks include the future Park Residences of SM Development Corporation, Robinsons Sta. Rosa, Metrogate Subdivision, Centennial Garden, New Sinai MDI Hospital, the Santa Rosa Sports Complex, and Santa Rosa de Lima Parish Church. The terminal is about 2.5 kilometers (1.6 mi) north of the older Santa Rosa bus terminal in Balibago. The nearest rail transit station, the Santa Rosa railway station, is about midway between these two terminals.

History

The transport terminal of SM City Santa Rosa beside the under-construction SRIT (left)
The transport terminal of SM City Santa Rosa beside the under-construction SRIT (left)

The proposal for a second integrated terminal in the southeast of Metro Manila was first submitted in October 2016 by Santa Rosa Mayor Dan Fernandez.[2] A 9-hectare (22-acre) site on the Biñan–Santa Rosa Access Road was presented to Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade as an alternative to the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange. The proposed site was 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) east of the South Luzon Expressway Greenfield City-Unilab (Mamplasan) Interchange, which would also be the terminus of the Cavite–Laguna Expressway.[2] It was modelled after an earlier contract signed in January 2016 for the South Integrated Transport System project also involving private investment.[2]

The Santa Rosa terminal is part of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority plan to reduce traffic congestion in Metro Manila by taking some 3,000 to 4,000 southbound provincial buses off its busy streets.[2] It was one of eleven sites in the peripheries of Metro Manila and adjacent suburbs that were submitted to the Department of Transportation for consideration for development.[3] Santa Rosa is one of three immediate suburbs of Metro Manila in Laguna covered by city bus services and where bus operators are permitted to serve city routes including EDSA.[4] The proposed terminal would allow for travellers to continue to their destination in Metro Manila through either the South Luzon Expressway or the Manila–Cavite Expressway via the Cavite–Laguna Expressway, as well as through other forms of public transportation such as the Metro Commuter railways, UV Express vans, and jeepneys.[2]

In March 2019, the Metro Manila Council approved MMDA Regulation No. 19-002 prohibiting the issuance or renewal of permits to all bus terminals on EDSA, with the objective of permanently closing down all terminals along Manila's main thoroughfare and the relocation of all provincial buses to the designated bus stations in the north and south of the region starting June 2019.[5][1]

Services

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SRIT services the following routes:

Buses

Jeepneys

References

  1. ^ a b Subingsubing, Krixia (March 28, 2019). "MMDA plans to close all Edsa bus terminals". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Desiderio, Louella (October 18, 2016). "Sta Rosa eyes new bus transport hub". The Philippine Star. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Pateña, Aerol John (August 25, 2017). "DOTr fast tracks construction of integrated bus terminals". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Cabalza, Dexter (April 23, 2019). "Slow start for dry run of Edsa bus ban". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "MMDA Targets the Closure of Bus Terminals along EDSA by June". Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. March 26, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Resolution No. 163 Series of 2020" (PDF). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. August 27, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  7. ^ "Resolution No. 168 Series of 2020" (PDF). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. August 27, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  8. ^ "221 provincial bus mula sa Sta. Rosa Integrated Terminal papunta at pabalik ng Western Visayas, pinayagan nang bumiyahe". GMA News (in Filipino). November 19, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "How's your byahe, bes?". Facebook. July 29, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  10. ^ "DLTB Official Booking Page". Easybus PH. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  11. ^ "Santa Rosa Laguna Integrated Bus Terminal". PHBus. Retrieved December 6, 2020.

Coordinates: 14°18′39″N 121°5′57″E / 14.31083°N 121.09917°E / 14.31083; 121.09917