More P2P buses added for motorists affected by new number coding rule

More P2P buses added for motorists affected by new number coding rule image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: DOTr | posted October 13, 2016 10:12

14 new P2P buses will serve Trinoma-Glorietta route 24/7

If your major concern is how to get around the metropolis, well at least between Makati and Quezon City after the ‘window hours’ have been removed, a new option has just been added by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

After revising the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number-coding scheme in order to remove the ‘window hours’ on EDSA, C5, Mandaluyong, Alabang-Zapote, and Roxas Boulevard effective today until January 31, 2017, the DOTr launches today 14 new premium point-to-point (P2P) buses.

Operated by Froehlich Tours, these 14 new P2P buses will serve the Trinoma-Glorietta route from Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day. Five (5) of which are PWD double decker buses, seven (7) are VIP semi double decker buses (which are intended to ferry passengers affected by the "no window hours for private vehicles", and two (2) are the VIP double deckers.

The upper deck of the VIP units come with 52 reclining sleeper seats with monitors that offer the latest movies, games and other entertainment apps.

Below is a VIP cabin with a restroom, VIP sofas, a cooler, conference table and two 50” flatscreen TVs with KTV function.

The other seven will be semi-VIP units.

A single journey or one-way trip will cost Php 55 while a roundtrip fare price is Php 80.

Price of weekend mall hop operations have been cut by 50-percent at Php 25 and if you fancy a one-month unlimited pass, it costs only Php 1,300.

"The P2P buses offer a convenient transportation option and designed to encourage private car owners to try public transportation," the DOTr said in a statement.