Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade led the launching of the new RRCG Transport P2P Bus Service Alabang – Ortigas route in Starmall Alabang this morning.
This initiative, which adds to the existing five (5) P2P routes operating in Metro Manila, aims to provide commuters with safe, reliable, convenient, and high quality public transport services that will reduce congestion along major thoroughfares, especially those coming from the south.
According to Secretary Tugade, the P2P is one of the many solutions that can help decongest roads if patronized by the public.
“This P2P will help alleviate traffic congestion if only people will cooperate and use it. I believe that a smoother flow of traffic will help us uplift the lives of our citizens,” he said.
Currently, the DOTr is supportive of ride-sharing services that offers public access to a cost-effective and quality transportation option that will encourage private car owners to leave their vehicles at home.
For an introductory fare of PHP80, RRCG’s P2P bus service provides free Wi-Fi, CCTV and an on-board GPS for passenger’s convenience and additional security. The Alabang-Ortigas route service is from 6:00am to 8:00pm. For the Holiday Season, the RRCG has arranged a special treat for its patrons-- an on-board acoustic session.
Based on data, the P2P service now caters to more than 16,000 passengers daily. Existing routes are: 1. Trinoma to Glorietta 5 in Makati / Centris to Glorietta; 2. Robinsons Galleria to Park Square Makati; 3. Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1; 4. SM North EDSA to SM Megamall; 5. Fairview to Makati; and Alabang to Ortigas.
Also present in the event were RRCG President Robbie Torres and former Senator Manny Villar.