LTFRB modifies some jeep, bus routes to serve NLEX terminal

Several public transport routes from Bulacan province and Valenzuela City going to the National Capital Region (NCR) have been modified by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to serve passengers headed for the North Luzon Express (NLEX) Terminal (NLET).

In a Facebook post on Friday, the LTFRB said one of these modified routes is the Monumento – Sta. Maria Bulacan via NLEX public utility jeepney (PUJ) route.

“Pinapayagang magbaba at magsakay sa NLET at VGC [Valenzuela Gateway Complex] (It is now allowed to drop off and load passengers at the NLET and VGC),” the LTFRB said.

It said three public utility bus routes have also been modified and are now the Monumento – NLET via VGC, NLEX route, North EDSA – NLET via VGC, NLEX, Mindanao Exit route, and Angat, Bulacan – Monumento route.

The point-to-point (P2P) bus route Bocaue/Sta. Maria, Bulacan – North EDSA has also been modified, allowing its buses to drop off and pick-up passengers at the NLET.

To ensure that commuters will reach NLET and other integrated terminals with ease, the LTFRB has also extended interim bus operations serving these terminals.

The NLET – Araneta Bus Terminal (Cubao) via Mindanao Exit, C-5 route and the NLET – Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) via NLEX, A. Bonifacio, Taft Avenue route will both remain active until March 31, since they resumed operations on December 29, 2021.

“Posibleng ma-extend ang operasyon nito batay sa magiging pag-aaral ng LTFRB sa kasalukuyang pag-operate ng mga nabanggit na ruta (Their operation may be extended based on the study of the LTFRB on the operations of the said routes),” the LTFRB said.

Earlier, the LTFRB issued Memorandum Circular no. 2020-051 which limited the pick-up and drop-off of provincial and some P2P buses to fewer terminals to help reduce traffic in NCR.

To date, the Araneta Center Bus Terminal is serving provincial and P2P buses plying NCR to Region 3 routes, the PITX serving NCR to Region 4A, 4B, V routes, the VGC serving NCR to Region 3 routes, the NLET serving NCR to Region 1, 2, and CAR routes, and the Santa Rosa Integrated Terminal Exchange serving NCR to Visayas and Mindanao routes.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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