The premise of P2P buses is simple: to provide an alternative transportation option that doesn’t clog the already mucked-up traffic EDSA is notorious for. The catch: the buses are “point-to-point”, hence the name. This means you can only take and get off the bus from one exact point to another, say, from Glorietta to Trinoma.
Regardless, the P2P bus system has grown popular among this writer’s fellow working class Indios. For 50-something pesos, you get from point A to point B without having to stop for passengers while en route, effectively cutting your overall travel time. What’s more, P2P buses are equipped with CCTV cameras and GPS, and feature dedicated seats with WiFi access.
In line with, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced an updated list of routes for P2P buses. From 36 buses, P2P has more than doubled this number to 84. Here is the updated list of routes.
- Trinoma -> Glorietta 5/Centris -> Glorietta
- Robinson’s Galleria -> Park Square, Makati
- Alabang Town Center -> Greenbelt 1
- SM North EDSA -> SM Megamall
- Fairview -> Makati
- Starmall Alabang -> Ortigas
- Starmall Alabang -> Bacoor, Cavite
- Alabang -> Dasmariñas, Cavite
P2P says it’s working with LTFRB to add at least 40 more P2P bus routes by the end of 2017 and hopes that by making their bus rides more convenient to Filipino commuters it could help ease traffic congestion in the metro.