THE Quezon City government and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board have partnered to roll out a bus augmentation program in the first week of December to provide additional means of transportation to commuters and help ease traffic gridlock.
Mayor Joy Belmonte signed a memorandum of agreement with the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board for the implementation of the city bus augmentation program.
“Dahil limitado pa rin ang mga pampublikong sasakyan sa lungsod, nagpasya tayong gawin ang hakbang na ito upang maibsan ang problema sa transportasyon sa ating lungsod,” said Belmonte.
“Sa pamamagitan nito, mabibigyan natin ng mas mabilis at ligtas na paraan na pagbiyahe ang publiko patungo sa kanilang mga hanapbuhay at iba pang lugar na kailangan nilang puntahan,” she added.
The bus program is open to the public during its initial run but would become exclusive for city residents, only with a QCitizen identification card.
Under the bus program, the LTFRB would issue a certificate to the city permitting it to operate the eight routes covered by the city bus augmentation program.
The routes run from Quezon City Hall to Cubao P. Tuazon Street corner Gen. P. Romulo Avenue (and vice versa); city hall to Litex (and vice versa), Welcome Rotonda to Aurora Boulevard corner Katipunan Avenue (and vice versa); city hall to General Luis via SB Road (and vice versa); city hall to Mindanao Avenue corner Quirino Highway (and vice versa); city hall to LRT 2 Gilmore (and vice versa); city hall to E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue corner Ortigas Avenue (and vice versa); and city hall to LRT 1 Roosevelt and back to city hall.
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