Construction on the long-delayed Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in the Philippines is scheduled to commence in January 2023. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has already selected the winning bidder to oversee the civil works under the project’s package 1. The Notice of Award is expected to be released soon.

Work on Package 1 will cover the 2.3 km stretch between Cebu South Bus Terminal and the Cebu Provincial Capitol through Osmena Boulevard.

The Cebu BRT system is a 16 km long mass transit system planned for Cebu City. The network will have 33 stations with around 176 buses deployed to serve the route. Expected ridership on the BRT is around 330,000 daily passengers.

The BRT was initially meant to open to passenger traffic in 2019 but faced multiple delays due to changing design, routes, and right-of-way (RROW). DOTr expects no further delay in completing the project.