You Can Try This New P2P Bus Service For Free This Weekend
Good news, commuters!
(SPOT.ph) Commuters living in the east of Metro Manila have been recently plagued by the frequent “carmageddon” along Marcos Highway. The once 20- to 30-minute commute can easily turn into a three-hour drive if you pass by this major thoroughfare in the Metro. With hopes that life could be a bit easier for people, the Department of Transportation announced on October 11 that there will soon be a point-to-point (a.k.a. P2P) bus route from Robinsons Place in Antipolo, Rizal to Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas, Quezon City and vice versa. As a dry run, commuters can try the non-stop bus service for free from October 14 to 15, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pickup point is at the transport terminal of Robinsons Antipolo.
The P2P bus service was launched in early 2016 by what was then known as the Department of Transportation and Communication in an effort to convince people to leave their cars at home and somehow ease the traffic congestion in the Metro. It allows shorter travel, as buses depart on a fixed schedule and travel directly from the terminal to the drop-off point. The system started with just two routes and 36 buses, but the numbers have since grown to accommodate commuters from Cavite, Alabang, Novaliches, Quezon City, Makati, and even Clark.
The Antipolo-Quezon City route is serviced by the RRCG bus line. For updates, follow RRCG P2P East on Facebook.