Pasig launches bus service around central business district
MANILA, Philippines – The Pasig City government on Wednesday, June 22, launched a bus service that will offer free rides to commuters around the Ortigas business district and nearby areas.
The buses seat 25 passengers and are equipped with 4 closed circuit television cameras and GPS units for the safety and security of passengers. In accordance with the Clean Air Act, the buses are also compliant with Euro IV fuel standards.
Commuters can ride the buses on weekdays from 6 am to 9 am; 12 pm to 2 pm; and 4 pm to 7 pm.
"This effort recognizes the need to revisit existing policies and mandates that govern the transportation sector, especially in urban areas, including a new paradigm in tackling issues on energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and air quality management," the city government said in a statement.
The buses will ply 4 routes within the Ortigas business district and surrounding areas:
Green route: San Miguel Avenue - Exchange Road - Jade Drive - Service Road - J. Vargas Avenue - Meralco Avenue - H. Javier St. - Capitol Commons - Shaw Blvd - Escriva Drive - Gold Loop - Escriva Drive - Shaw Blvd - San Miguel Avenue
Red route: Frontera Verde - J. Vargas Avenue - Meralco Avenue - Ortigas Avenue - Frontera Verde
Blue route: Garnet Road - Emerald Avenue - Ortigas Avenue - Meralco Avenue - Exchange Road - Jade Drive - Amethyst St - Pearl Drive - Gold Loop - Escriva Drive - Gold Loop - Pearl Drive - Lourdes St - San Miguel Avenue - ADB Avenue
Yellow route: Shaw Blvd - Meralco Avenue - J. Vargas Avenue - Lanuza Avenue - St Martin St - H. Javier St - Oranbo Drive