The introduction of the Premium Point to Point Bus Service by the Department of Transportation was a great step towards reducing the number of cars on the roads in Metro Manila, and the service has been very well received by commuters and casual travelers alike. Now, a new website allows you to make even better use of it by placing the routes and schedules at your fingertips, and even allowing you to see how many passengers are waiting at your chosen stop. Your car-free journey across the Metro has never been easier!
P2Pbus.ph is a new and free service that allows users to check routes and schedules for the Premium Point to Point Bus service that has quickly gained popularity among Metro Manila commuters.
The website is designed to work on your desktop PC and as a web app on your smartphone. The service allows you to not only see all the stops of the P2P service and its schedules, but also check-in when you reach a stop to give more accurate user numbers across the network.
The site can be used without registration, but registering your details, which is possible via Facebook and only takes a few seconds, unlocks a number of additional features, such as being able to see the nearest station to your current location, and maybe more importantly, the ability to share your location with others, such as your partner or parents, by entering their email address. This way, you can allow others to track your journey and increase personal safety by having someone know where you are.
The website is not actually the work of the government, though. P2Pbus.ph was created by a self-described ‘bunch of techies’ who use the bus service themselves every day and were looking for ways to make their journeys more efficient. And the result is this first central source of P2P bus info. The group’s forward-thinking and community-spirited approach really deserves recognition.Using buses instead of cars is an important part of making transportation faster, safer and cleaner, and initiatives such as this will hopefully help to get more people onboard.
Using buses instead of cars is an important part of making transportation faster, safer, and cleaner, and initiatives such as this will hopefully help to get more people onboard.
Try it yourself. Visit P2Pbus.ph here now.