Light Rail Transit Authority

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Light Rail Transit Authority
State-owned
Industry Public transport
Founded Philippines (12 July 1980)
Headquarters Pasay City, Philippines
Key people
Honorito D. Chaneco, Administrator
Revenue PHP 5,664,808 per regular day
Number of employees
1,707 of which 43 are permanent/regular employees, 1,586 contractual personnel and 78 contract of services employees
Website www.lrta.gov.ph

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) is a public transport operator that is in charge of operating and maintaining the Manila Light Rail Transit System composed of the LRT-1 and the LRT-2. Founded by Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos on July 12, 1980, it is also responsible for monitoring the progress of construction of all LRTA lines. Currently it is not directly, however, in charge of the upkeep of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System, or MRT-3, of which those duties are relegated to the Metro Rail Transit Corporation, a private enterprise, under MRT-3's Build-Operate-Transfer agreement. Yet this line's operations is possible to be transferred to this agency this 2011. As of January 13, 2010, the chief of LRTA took over as OIC of MRT-3.[1]

Although it has the naming format of a government agency, the LRTA is organized as a government-owned and/or controlled corporation under the Department of Transportation and Communications as an attached agency.

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