CLARK FREEPORT— The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced that six more Point to Point (P2P) bus service to six areas to Central and North Luzon from this Freeport are scheduled to be launched soon.
During the launching of the (P2P) bus service from Clark to three points in Metro Manila recently, DOTr Sec. Arthur Tugade said that the six P2P from this Freeport to Central Luzon and in North Luzon are in the offing to provide transportation to the growing number of passengers from the Clark International Airport in the coming months.
Tugade said P2P bus service from Clark to Lubao, Pampanga; Clark to Subic, Zambales; Clark to Malolos, Bulacan; Clark to San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Clark to Tarlac City, Tarlac; and Clark to Duhapan City, Pangasinan are expected to give the riding public a convenient and world class transportation service.
Earlier, DOTr launched the route Clark – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Clark – North EDSA, Quezon City and Clark – Ortigas Center.
The routes will be serviced by Genesis Bus Transport Service Inc. which has started operations last September 15 from Clark airport to the three destinations in Metro Manila starting 4am to 9pm daily.
Ten buses are deployed daily with fare of P350 from Clark to NAIA and Resorts World, P300 to Robinson’s Galleria, and P250 to Trinoma.
The buses can cater 50 passengers and are equipped with comfortable reclining seats, Wi-Fi, GPS, CCTV, charging stations for mobile gadgets and other safety features. These features are expected to make the long distance travel from Pampanga to Manila a lot safer and more comfortable.
P2P bus service is a project would improve travel in the country, said Tugade, adding that “the P2P is a very laudable project that must be pushed, pushed, pushed. We started with just four P2P routes, now we have 12.”
DoTR is eyeing to have 66 P2P bus service by the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.
For his part, Clark Development Corporation President Noel F. Manankil said in his opening remarks at the launching of P2P bus service recently and read by CDC Noel G. Tulabut, manager of the Communications Division, said “we have investors coming from all over the world who have decided to make this Freeport as the hub of their operations. The influx of more regional and domestic flights at Clark International Airport the past several months is a testament to this” (referring to the growth of passengers at the Clark airport).
He added: “this endeavor is another proactive move that can only reap dividends for all our stakeholders, their respective employees, and more so for our visitors.”