Light Rail Transit Authority

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Light Rail Transit Authority
Government-owned and Controlled Corporation
Industry Public transport
Founded Philippines (12 July 1980)

LRTA Compound, LRT1 Pasay Depot, Pasay City, Philippines

LRTA Compound, LRT2 Santolan Depot, Pasig City, Philippines
Area served
Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal
Key people

Gen. Reynaldo I. Berroya (Ret.), Administrator

Atty. Jose Jobel V. Belarmino, Deputy Administrator for Administrative, Finance and Automated Fare Collection System

Engr. Emerson L. Benitez, Deputy Administrator for Operations & Engineering
Products Rail Service
Number of employees
901 of which 331 are permanent/regular employees, 439 contractual personnel and 131 contract of services employees (as of June 2015)

The Light Rail Transit Authority[1] (LRTA) is a public transport operator that is responsible for the construction, operation, maintenance and/or lease of Manila Light Rail Transit System in the Philippines. Founded by Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos on July 12, 1980. It is organized as a government-owned and controlled corporation under the Department of Transportation (DOTr) as an attached agency.

In January 2017, the LRTA Board of Directors has elected Gen. Reynaldo I. Berroya (Ret.) as the new LRTA Administrator, replacing Atty. Honorito D. Chaneco.

Train Service[edit]

Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1

(Green Line)

Manila Mass Rapid Transit System Line 2

(Purple Line)

Manila Light Rail

Transit System

Line 4 (Proposed)

Manila Light




Line 6 (Proposed)

Ownership Light Rail Transit Authority Light Rail Transit Authority TBA TBA
Operations & Maintenance Light Rail Manila Corporation

(thru PPP Scheme)

Light Rail Transit Authority TBA TBA

**LRTA is responsible for monitoring the LRT1 concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corporation.

Board of Directors[edit]

The Board of Directors is composed of eight (8) ex-officio cabinet members namely the Secretary of the DOTr as Chairman, the respective Secretaries of the DPWH, DBM, DOF and NEDA, the Chairman of the MMDA and the LTFRB and the Administrator of the LRTA and one (1) representative from the private sector.

The Board is tasked to issue, prescribe, and adopt policies, programs, plans, standards, guidelines, procedures, rules,and regulations for implementation, enforcement, and application by the LRTA Management. The Board also convenes to resolve operations-related issues and concerns and other matters requiring immediate attention and resolution.

Ongoing Projects[edit]

LRT-1 O&M, Cavite Extension and Capacity Expansion Project[edit]

During the presidency of Pres. Benigno Aquino III, the Department of Transportation and Light Rail Transit Authority signed a 32- year concession agreement with Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), a private consortium composed of AC Infra, Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation and Macquarie Group for the LRT1 Operations & Maintenance, construction of the Cavite Extension and Capacity Expansion.

Under the concession agreement, LRMC is responsible for the Operations & Maintenance of LRT1 and construction of the Cavite Extension while LRTA is responsible for procuring 120 new Light Rail Vehicles for the Capacity Expansion and acquisition of the Right-of-way for the Cavite Extension. As of December 2016, the LRTA already acquired 91.49% or 238,596.50 sq.m of the required 260,789.50** sq.m of private and public lots.

LRT-2 East Extension Project[edit]

The LRT-2 East Extension Project is a 4-km extension project from the present Santolan Terminal in Marikina City up to Masinag in Antipolo, Rizal which will add (2) additional stations from the present 11 stations: the Emerald & Masinag Stations. The Department of Transportation and Light Rail Transit Authority awarded the Package 1 (Construction of Viaduct) and Package 2 (Construction of the two stations) to D.M.C.I. Consunji, Inc.. Actual construction is ongoing as of January 2017 and expected to be operational by June 2018.

Future Projects[edit]

Philippine Railway Institute (Railway Development Center)[edit]

In January 2017, LRTA Administrator Gen. Reynaldo I. Berroya (Ret.) announced the plan to establish a railway school in the country to improve the technical skills of LRTA employees and serve as a training ground for them. Terms of Reference for the consultancy services of the project was already approved as of December 2015.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Executive Order No. 603, s. 1980". The LAWPHiL Project. 

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