The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Region 6 is rolling out the first premium Point-to-Point (P2P) buses in Western Visayas today, with the Iloilo Business Park as its main hub in Panay Island, a press release said.
The project is part of the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program, spearheaded by the Department of Transportation.
Around 106 P2P buses, equipped with auto-pay system, will be launched serving the following routes: Iloilo Business Park to Iloilo Airport, Iloilo Business Park to Roxas Airport, Iloilo Business Park to Kalibo Airport, and Iloilo Business Park to Caticlan Airport (Boracay), and vice versa.
The LTFRB Region 6 will also simultaneously launch other modernized PUVs composed of 365 taxis and 165 jeepneys, also equipped with the auto-pay system.
Megaworld will also open its transport hubs this year to serve the requirements of the region’s first P2P service in the Iloilo Business Park.
The P350-million Iloilo Business Park transport hubs will have two terminals – one for departures and another for arrivals – that will be strategically located along the township’s Megaworld Boulevard, in front of the Festive Walk Mall, the press release said.
“We thank the LTFRB Region 6 for this partnership, and we hope that we are able to contribute to the success of this modernization campaign for the betterment of the country’s transport industry. All of our townships, especially those in urban centers, serve as convergence points of motorists and commuters. Thus, we integrate transport hubs in our developments to meet the transport needs of the local community,” Jose Arnulfo Batac, head of estate management, Megaworld, said.*
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