First Lady’s Sitting Room, Malacañan Palace
10 May 2012.
President Benigno Simeon Aquino III converses with Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel Roxas II during the Meeting on Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7).
The project consists of a 23 kilometers mostly elevated railway line with 14 stations from San Jose Del Monte to MRT 3 North Avenue in Quezon City and a 22-kilometer, 6 lane highway asphalt road from Bocaue Interchange of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to the intermodal terminal in Tala, Caloocan. Total initial daily ridership of the system is expected to be 300,000 passengers. The project aims to provide a more efficient, faster and pollution free mass transport services for commuters from Quezon City to San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan. It will serve to divert northern provincial buses operation to San Jose Del Monte thereby decongesting EDSA of traffic. In attendance are Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras and other Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) officials.