The Light Rail Transit-Line 2 (LRT-2) has resumed implementing a 20-percent discount for student passengers after the expiration of the Libreng Sakay (free rides) program.

In a “Laging Handa” briefing, LRT Authority administrator Hernando Cabrera said the discounted rides for student passengers resumed on Nov. 6, a day after the Libreng Sakay program expired on Nov. 5.

“Ang kagandahan nito, maaga pa lang inannounce na natin na after Nov. 5 matatapos na ang ating Libreng Sakay. At pagsapit ng Nov. 6 ang talagang ipatutupad natin ay yung 20 percent discount,” he said,

Cabrera said students would only have to pay P16 from an average fare of around P21.

The Libreng Sakay program was in effect for 61 days.

It benefitted about 1.6 million passengers, Cabrera said. John Ezekiel J. Hirro