ICYMI: UV Express vans are back on the road. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced over the weekend that 47 routes to and from Metro Manila from nearby provinces will be operational starting today, June 29.
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But units will only be allowed to operate if they abide by the LTFRB guidelines. Among these are avoiding EDSA and Commonwealth Avenue and operating under point-to-point pick-up and drop-off approach, meaning there will be no stops except on terminals.
In Antipolo City, where a UV Express line going to Ayala is located, no drivers are allowed to ply the road without having had a rapid antibody test to confirm that they are COVID-free.
As usual, both drivers and passengers are required to wear masks at all times.
In terms of fare, LTFRB ordered that the P2/km rate should be retained. And passengers are advised to prepare for an exact change.
Much like any other public transportation, passengers are also limited to half the vehicle’s capacity, eight in the case of these utility vans or approximately two persons per row seated one seat apart. Barriers must also be installed to separate rows of passengers and the driver from the rest of the group.
Here’s the full list of routes operational today, June 29:
- Meycauayan – Central Integrated Terminal (QC)
- Obando – MRT North Ave., QC
- Sto. Niño (Meycauayan Bulacan) – MRT North Ave.
- Sto. Niño (Meycauayan Bulacan) – Trinoma, MRT North Ave., Mindanao Ave.
- Heritage (Meycauayan Bulacan) – SM North (QC)
- Marilao (Bulacan) – SM North Ave.
- Sto. Niño (Meycauayan Bulacan) – Central Integrated Terminal (QC)
- SM Marilao (Bulacan) – Sm North (QC)
- Malhacan (Meycauayan Bulacan) – Quezon Ave. via NLEX
- Malhacan (Meycauayan Bulacan) – Central Integrated Terminal (QC)
- Marilao – Central Integrated Terminal (QC)
- Marilao Terminal – Quezon Ave. Terminal (MRT)
- Turo (Bocaue, Bulacan) – Central Integrated Terminal
- Turo (Bocaue, Bulacan) – Central Integrated Terminal via NLEX
- Turo (Bocaue, Bulacan)) – Mrt / Quezon Ave. Terminal via NLEX
- SM Marilao (Bulacan) – Central Integrated Terminal
- Meycauayan – Recto
- Balagtas – Monumento
- Springville, Molino Bacoor – Alabang via Daanghari
- Molino – Alabang via Daanghari
- Molino Bacoor – Ayala Center Terminal via Skyway
- Golden City (Dasmariñas) – Ayala Center
- Pacita – Makati Square
- Pacita Complex – Ayala Center Terminal via San Pedro Exit
- Pacita Complex (Laguna) – SM Makati
- Pacita (San Pedro, Laguna) – Makati Square
- Pacita Complex – Ayala Center via Southwoods Exit
- Barangay Mamatid (Cabuyao, Laguna) – Festival Mall
- Mamatid (Cabuyao, Laguna) – Festival Mall (Alabang)
- Balibago (Laguna) – SM Southmall (Las Piñas)
- Taytay – EDSA Central
- Greenland Executive Village (Cainta) – Ayala
- Rodgriguez – Sta. Lucia Grandmall (Cainta)
- Masinag – Ayala
- Antipolo – Ayala
- Antipolo – Ayala Via C5
- Antipolo – Ayala Via Tikling
- Antipolo – Ayala Via Circumferencial Rd.
- San Mateo (Rizal) – Ayala Ave.
- Binangonan – Sta. Lucia (Cainta)
- Binangonan – SM Megamall
- Binangonan -EDSA Starmall
- Binangonan – EDSA Central
- Binangonan – Marikina Riverbank via LRT Santolan
- Cardona – EDSA Starmall
- Cardona – EDSA Central
- Morong – SM Megamall
Header photo courtesy of Grig Montegrande/Inquirer
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Writer: CHRISTIAN SAN JOSE