The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) posted on its Facebook page information of newly launched premium point-to-point bus routes as well as existing and upcoming routes.
As of today, these routes are already in operation:
- Trinoma to Glorietta 5 (North EDSA to Makati)
- Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1 (Ortigas to Makati)
- SM North EDSA to SM Megamall (North EDSA to Ortigas)
- Robinson’s Galleria to Park Square (Ortigas to Makati)
Here are the P2P location in North EDSA, Ortigas, and Makati CBD:
Here are the location maps for every P2P route.
SM North EDSA to SM Megamall:
Trinoma to Glorietta 5:
Robinsons Galleria to Park Square Makati:
Here are the fare matrices:
Here are the P2P schedules:
Here are the P2P bus operators contact information:
According to gov.ph:
The LTFRB is in the process of selecting bus operators for several premium P2P routes, linking several high-traffic origin and destination points, such as Makati, Ortigas Center, Alabang, and Fairview starting June 2016. The winning premium P2P bus operators have the option to operate an interim service while the required buses are being manufactured.
The buses should be equipped with modern features, such as automatic fare collection system, global positioning system devices, on-board closed-circuit television cameras, and free wifi. In line with environmental sustainability, buses should be compliant with Euro IV emissions standards or better, or run on clean alternative fuels, such as electric or hybrid vehicles.
To enhance the mobility of persons with special concerns, especially persons with disabilities and the elderly, buses are required to have low floor height, ranging from 0.28 to 0.38 meters, and space for one passenger with wheelchair and a foldable or retractable ramp at entry for easier boarding and alighting.
Bus drivers a paid a fixed salary and benefits, with no incentives for ridership, preventing the on-street competition among buses. Off-street loading and unloading areas will be designated to avoid obstructing the roads.
Aside from the premium P2P bus service, other PUV sub-categories have been previously established by the DOTC, which include the airport bus and the rapid bus transit, with similar contemporary features and increased service levels, as part of the transport agency’s bus reform program.
Since the launch of P2P bus routes in the Metro Manila, it has received positive feedback from those who have tried it.
Do you think this can ease Metro Manila travel? Have you tried it?