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More units for Cebu’s free ride service program

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May 19, 2021

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 is processing the application of 50 more units of public transportation for deployment under the second scheme of the free ride service program in Cebu.

Eduardo Montealto, Jr., LTFRB 7 director, said these include 30 tourist vans for healthcare workers and 20 public utility buses (PUBs) for authorized persons outside of residence.


At present, a total of 92 PUBs and modern public utility jeepneys (MPUJs) are deployed under the program and are plying various routes in Cebu, particularly areas near hospitals.

Montealto also said they are working on putting up more stops in Talisay City, which they plan to implement by Wednesday of next week.

“The bus company is still coordinating with the local government units (LGUs) and their proposed routes is up to Minglanilla,” he told SunStar Cebu in a text message.

Under the latest scheme of the free-ride service, the government provides an incentive of P45 per kilometer covered for MPUJs and P80 per kilometer covered for PUBs. Thirty percent of the amount goes to the drivers while 70 percent is for the operators.

The first scheme of the free ride service program, which started in January 2021, provides free service to healthcare workers only. The drivers are given P11 incentive per kilometer covered while the payment of other passengers (non-healthcare workers) goes to the operators.

Montealto said the program, initially, will last until June 2021. (WBS)

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1895067/Cebu/Local-News/More-units-for-Cebus-free-ride-service-program

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Soarking

What ever happened to the “bus-train” that they had in Cebu  back in 2017?

When I left to move back to the US I remember it parked and pretty much abandoned just beyond the subway.  If I remember correctly during one of the rains it got flooded out and fried the electrical system.

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cookie47

I'm not familiar with that, Although I was in Australia at that time....

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Soarking

I just looked it up in some old posts.  It was called the road train.  Four section long bus.  

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A_Simple_Man
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2 hours ago, Soarking said:

What ever happened to the “bus-train” that they had in Cebu  back in 2017

Last I read it got shipped to some other province so no one had to admit it was useless in Cebu City

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOST_Hybrid_Electric_Road_Train

 

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SkyMan
21 hours ago, Soarking said:

What ever happened to the “bus-train” that they had in Cebu  back in 2017?

When I left to move back to the US I remember it parked and pretty much abandoned just beyond the subway.  If I remember correctly during one of the rains it got flooded out and fried the electrical system.

Given to GenSan when they figured out it was too long for Cebu roads. Never heard whether it worked there but can't imagine it was better there.

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