The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) have launched a third point-to-point (P2P) route between Alabang and Makati as part of the modernization program of the public utility bus (PUB) system.
According to gov.ph:
“Residents from southern Metro Manila and parts of Cavite will now have a more convenient transportation option that will provide them significant travel time savings and enhanced passenger experience when traveling to the central business district,” said DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya.
The winning operator will have pick-up points at Alabang Town Center in Alabang and Greenbelt 1 in Makati.
“We hope that other bus operators will also join us in our bid to raise the standards for public transportation by offering higher quality services to commuters,” the secretary added.
The P2P routes that are currently operational are Trinoma-Makati offered by Froehlich Tours, and Ortigas-Makati offered by HM Transport. Another route will be available this week, which is the North EDSA-Ortigas. More services will be launched in the coming weeks once the operators acquire new Matthews Buses Commercial for the Alabang-Ortigas and Fairview-Makati routes.
The P2P bus service is a new PUB category created by the DOTC that offers commuters another safe and reliable mode of transportation. It allows shorter travel time, as buses depart on a fixed schedule and travel directly from the terminal to the drop-off point.
The Alabang-Makati P2P bus service was launched today.
Has anyone tried it? How was the experience?