Public transportation provides commuters with a convenient method to reach their destination faster and cheaper compared with private vehicles. However, this is not always the case for Metro Manila because many Filipinos have a negative perception of using public transportation. This paper first discusses the researchers' study of the travel behavior of Metro Manila commuters and the status of its public transportation sector based on their Metro Manila Public Transport Travel Survey. Information from the survey was used to implement a multimodal public transportation route planner for Metro Manila, which is designed to provide commuters with facts about public transportation. This should change its negative image and entice more people to use the services. The analysis of the publicly distributed General Transit Feed Specification data provided by the government is discussed. All these findings support the researchers' goal of improving Metro Manila's public transportation.
2016 Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies