The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) delivered the good news to commuters as they launched a non-stop bus service from Alabang to Makati yesterday.
The newly-launched point-to-point (P2P) bus route promises commuters a faster and more convenient trip because buses depart on a fixed schedule and travel directly from the terminal to the drop-off point. Residents from the southern part of Metro Manila and parts of Cavite will greatly benefit from this transport system.
The Alabang-Makati connection is the third P2P route offered by DOTC and LTFRB. The two other routes are from Trinoma mall in Quezon City to Makati and from Ortigas Center to Makati. RRCG Transport, Froehlich Tours, and HM Transport are the bus operators providing the services.
“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," DOTC Secretary Emilio Abaya said.
The North Edsa-Ortigas route will also be available this week. The Alabang-Ortigas and Fairview-Makati routes will follow suit once operators acquire new buses, according to DOTC.
The P2P bus service was first launched at the beginning of the year. The government offers this service to ease the traffic congestions in the Metro and give commuters a safe, reliable, and convenient mode of transport.