The DOTr says that it is working with the LTFRB to add at least 40 more P2P bus routes by the end of 2017.
The premise of Point-to-Point (P2P) buses is understandable: to offer an alternative transportation option that doesn’t clog EDSA – the very busy area outside and also known as one of the top 5 accident-prone roads and highways in Metro Manila. “Point-to-point” means motorists can only take and get off the buses from one exact point to another.
Aside from the prime bus features, the P2P service’s key selling point remains its value to consumers who want a cheaper but relatively fast commute. The government has taken series of steps to address issues related to dilapidated, reckless and inconsiderate transports.
In line with, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has drawn up an updated list of P2P bus service routes in Manila. From 2 routes and just 36 buses in June 2016, P2P has doubled this number to 8 and 85, respectively.
For a very small amount of money, people can get from point A to point B without having to stop while en route, effectively leading to a decrease in your overall travel time. What’s more, P2P bus system is equipped with CCTV cameras and GPS, and provides dedicated seats and WiFi access. Here is the updated list of routes for the P2P bus system:
Trinoma to Glorietta 5/Centris to Glorietta
Robinson's Galleria to Park Square, Makati
Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1
SM North EDSA to SM Megamall
Fairview to Makati
Starmall Alabang to Ortigas
Starmall Alabang to Bacoor, Cavite
Alabang to Dasmariñas, Cavite
The government has taken series of steps to address issues related to dilapidated, reckless and inconsiderate transports
The DOTr says that it is working with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to add at least 40 more P2P bus routes by the end of 2017. The two organizations hope that by making their bus rides more useful and convenient to Filipino passengers, they could help curb vehicle congestion in the capital.