DOTr and Ayala Land Redefine the Commuter Experience with the Launch of the One Ayala Terminal
One Ayala, a transit-oriented development at the corner of Ayala Avenue and EDSA, will now serve as the Ayala stop of the EDSA Busway, a dedicated median lane for buses initiated by the DOTr and MMDA. The DOTr partnered with Ayala Land to facilitate the transfer of the Ayala stop from its former location at the curbside of EDSA starting November 19. The EDSA Busway Ayala stop is one of the most utilized stops and the transfer will greatly benefit thousands of commuters.
“As we open the One Ayala EDSA Busway Station, commuters—employees, workers, and students alike—are provided comfort, convenience, and safety a notch higher. Which is why I would like to express my gratitude to Ayala Land, Inc. President Bernard Vincent Dy for supporting the interests of our commuters through this modern facility as a sign of our commitment to reforming our public transport infrastructure,” said DOTr Secretary Jaime J. Bautista.
The new One Ayala intermodal terminal is set to redefine the commuter experience. The entrance is right along Ayala Avenue, making it conveniently accessible to those coming from the Makati Central Business District. Commuters are welcomed by an air-conditioned lobby which leads to a naturally-ventilated transport hub that integrates various modes of mass transportation in a single venue. With its wide bays and large waiting areas, people will have a safer and more comfortable experience while catching a ride during rush hour.
“For the DOTr, the safety of the commuting public is of paramount importance. When we launched the EDSA Busway Project in June 2020, the very first consideration is the safety of all passengers, followed by the significant reduction in travel time. The opening of the One Ayala Terminal is an important contribution to the objectives of the Department in terms of providing seamless travel—through interconnectivity—for the EDSA Busway commuters which has a recorded ridership of more than 350,000 daily,” added DOTr Undersecretary Mark Steven C. Pastor.
According to Ayala Land President Bobby Dy, “A large percentage of the daytime population of Makati are commuters, and this is why we give utmost importance to having well-designed public transportation facilities. Being an inclusive city, we would like to ensure that we provide the proper transport infrastructure to serve all members of our community.”
One Ayala is an iconic addition to the Makati skyline that serves a unique purpose. Aside from the terminal, the mixed-use development has a BPO and retail component and will have a hotel upon its completion. People can expect a pleasant pedestrian experience overall as they are provided with a clean, well-designed restroom, food kiosks and an artwork at the second floor that they can appreciate while lounging around the terminal.