DOTr launches NAIA-Clark, North EDSA P2P bus routes

By on September 16, 2017


FILE PHOTO: DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the P2P bus service would help in improving travel in the country.
 (Photo: Arthur Planta Tugade/Facebook)
FILE PHOTO: DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the P2P bus service would help in improving travel in the country.
 (Photo: Arthur Planta Tugade/Facebook)

CLARK, Pampanga — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has launched its newest premium point to point (P2P) bus routes that will traverse from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and Clark International Airport and Clark to North EDSA, Quezon City.

The P2P will provide ease of travel to commuters with buses serving passengers coming from Clark International Airport going to NAIA-3 and vice versa starting Friday, September 15, 2017.

The Clark – NAIA route will have stopovers in Robinson’s Galleria and Resorts World Manila, where passengers may be dropped off or picked up.

Another route, which will run from Clark to Trinoma in North EDSA and vice-versa, will also be available.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the P2P bus service would help in improving travel in the country.

“The P2P is a very laudable project that must be pushed, pushed, pushed. We started with just four P2P routes, now we have 12,” 

Tugade said in his address during its launching ceremony Thursday at Clark, Pampanga.

Among those who attended the launch are DOTr Undersecretary for Road Transport Thomas Orbos, Board Members Aileen Lizada and Ronaldo Corpuz of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Communications Manager of the Clark Development Corporation Noel Tulabut, and Genesis Transport Service President and General Manager Riza Moises.

Its operator Genesis Transport Service will deploy 48 brand new units to serve the routes which will be equipped with comfortable reclining seats, Wi-Fi, GPS, CCTV, and other safety features. Its initial trip will start at 4 AM and the last trip is at 9 PM for both routes.

Fare is PHP350 from Clark to NAIA and Resorts World, PHP300 to Robinson’s Galleria, and PHP250 to Trinoma.

For his part, DOTr Undersecretary for Road Transport Orbos said that the department will launch six more routes from Clark before the end of the year.

“We will launch 6 more routes this year. These are: Clark to Lubao in Pampanga, Dagupan in Pangasinan, Subic in Zambales, Malolos in Bulacan, Tarlac, and San Jose in Nueva Ecija,” according to the DOTr official.

This is the third and fourth provincial route of the premium bus service, which currently caters to the following routes: North EDSA – Makati, North EDSA – Ortigas, Ortigas – Makati, Alabang – Makati, Fairview – Makati, Alabang – Ortigas, Alabang – Bacoor, and Alabang – Dasmariñas in Cavite.