The local government of Muntinlupa has announced designated pick-up and drop-off points for public utility vehicles in the city’s major thoroughfares as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board eyes to allow resumption of traditional jeepneys in Metro Manila next week.
Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau released a list of designated PUV stops along National Road and Alabang-Zapote Road on Thursday which shall take effect immediately.
In an announcement, MTMB noted that the new scheme was crafted following a study conducted by the local bureau which aims to organize the public transportation system in the city.
Each stop will have signages informing commuters of their Current Stop, Next Stop, and Route Overview.
PUVs with Alabang-Tunasan via National Road route has 18 stops which include: Pacwood/Muntinlupa-Laguna Boundary, Villa Carolina I, RMT, St. Peregrine, Rodriguez (Tunasan Proper), SM Center Muntinlupa, Pepsi Plant, Sto. Niño Village, Hall of Justice, Centennial Ave., Poblacion, Bucal, City Hall, Soldiers’ Hills, Summitville, Purok 1 (Bayanan), Bautista Intersection, and Ayala Malls SouthPark.
While Alabang-Buencamino via Alabang-Zapote Road route has eight stops: Ospital ng Muntinlupa, Asian Hospital, RITM, Northgate, Alabang Town Center, Madrigal (Molito), Alabang Hills, and Buencamino. Pick-up and drop-off points in the three hospitals are only applicable for the free shuttle service of the City Government.
The two routes will both converge in Starmall Alabang as its central terminal.
The local government continues to provide free shuttle for Authorized Persons Outside Residence and will ferry commuters using the designated PUV stops. A “no face mask, no ride” is being implemented while minors and senior citizens are still prohibited to ride in compliance with IATF guidelines.
Mayor Jaime Fresendi urged commuters to strictly observe physical distancing and other health protocols in all PUV stops.
Free shuttle service of e-jeeps for Muntinlupa residents starts at 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
As of June 24, Muntinlupa City has 351 confirmed cases with 240 recoveries, 74 active cases, 37 reported deaths, 65 suspect cases, and 298 probable cases.
*Source: Public Information Office