The Pasig River Ferry was relaunched on Fri, Dec 9, with shuttle services that will transport passengers from docks to main roads, officials said.
The shuttles were added to attract commuters who have shunned the ferry due to the long walk to and from its stations, according to the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (i-ACT).
The i-ACT is composed of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
As InterAksyon.com noted: “The shuttle fleet, consisting of eight 30-seater coasters, will bring passengers from Uptown to Guadalupe Station and vice-versa while three 15-seater vans in Escolta Station in Manila will pick them up and bring them to Lucky Chinatown Mall and the Divisoria area.”
The shuttles, operated by Megaworld Corp., will initially be free.
The Pasig River Ferry system has 12 stations from Pinagbuhatan, Pasig to Plaza Mexico in Manila. A station in Marikina will also be opened, transport officials said. —with reports from Raphael Bosano, ABS-CBN News and InterAksyon.com
This story first appeared on ABS-CBN News Online and is republished with permission.