The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday issued a Board Resolution announcing the qualification of Froehlich Tours, Inc. to operate two (2) additional premium point-to-point (P2P) routes. These two routes are North EDSA - Makati City and North EDSA – Ortigas.
The Board invited interested bus companies to submit qualification documents to provide P2P in the two routes.
Three bus companies namely: City Bus Inc., Laguna Star Bus Transportation System, and Froelich Tours, Inc. submitted qualification documents.
The Board’s Pre-Qualification Committee with the assistance of the Technical Working Group (TWG) and in the presence of observers from the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Office of the Cabinet Secretary after carefully opening and evaluating the qualification documents submitted by the three participants, decided that only Froelich Tours, Inc. passed and qualified the qualification process.
The Pre-Qualification Committee, in its Resolution dated 10 February 2016, recommended that Froelich be directed to inform the Board within 48 hours from the receipt of the Notice of Selection of its intention to operate an interim service on the routes it applied for based on the specifications and operating condition set forth under Memorandum Circular 2016-001.
Froelich Tours Inc. has also been directed to submit its application for the issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) for the two (2) additional P2P routes. The Committee's recommendation was approved by the Board.
“We are seeing encouraging results of P2P, hence the qualification of Froelich Tours will help us provide the riding public additional and better transportation service,” LTFRB Chairman Atty. Winston Ginez said.
Ginez added that through this non-stop bus services, the Board is encouraging private car owners to use the premium bus service to help reduce the number of cars on the road.