BENEFITS FOR THE PHILIPPINES
The MRT-3 System provides thousands of Filipinos with stable and secure employment. Furthermore, the creation of a fast and reliable transit system which directly connects to hubs of social and economic interest has boosted entrepreneurship and the growth of Small-to-Medium Enterprises.
Studies show that property values in the proximity of a public transit system increase by 42%.
Less CO2 Emissions and Air Pollution
The American Public Transit Association has reported that an electric light rail train produces nearly 99% less carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions per mile than one automobile.
Taking the train reduces time and costs spent for travelling, thus increasing productivity of workers and businesses.
The MRT-3 system can transport over 1,100 passengers across 16.9km of Metro Manila in approximately 30 minutes. The same load and journey by road would require hundreds of vehicles and take roughly 3.5 hours. Last 2011, 158,806,049 Filipinos and tourists benefitted from the MRT-3 service.
BENEFITS FOR THE RIDERS
Affordable Mode of Transport
An MRT ride from North Avenue to Taft Avenue costs P28.00.
Fast, Efficient, Reliable
The MRT-3 is designed to travel up to 65kph, averaging at 30-40kph.
Convenient Station Locations
The MRT-3 Stations are located beside other public transportation depots, such as taxi stands or bus terminals. Several stations are also connected directly to major shopping malls, such as SM Makati, Ayala Center in Cubao, and Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong.
Health and Exercise Promotion
Walking to and from stations promotes fitness and overall health, leading to healthier and happier citizens.