Thursday, April 6, 2017
DOTr Welcomes Expanded UBE Express Makati Route
To further augment the public transport service at the four major airports of Manila, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) welcomes today the route expansion of UBE Express – an Airport Bus Service project – to include certain areas within the Makati Central Business District (MCDB).
“This route expansion of the UBE Express is a strategic addition especially for prospective patrons who may have intended business engagements or may desire to access the business district of Makati,” explains Assistant Secretary Cherie Mercado, DOTr Spokesperson.
The additional route includes stops at Glorietta 4 and 5 and surrounding hotels within Ayala Center Makati, to include: The Ascott, Dusit Thani, Holiday Inn and Suites, The Peninsula Manila, Shangri-la, New World, and Fairmont Makati. These express buses shall be picking up passengers daily from NAIA Terminals 1 to 4 and shall be passing through these identified drop-off points and back.
There will also be a new UBE Express hub operating soon from Park Square to accommodate passengers in easy accessing and connecting with other modes of public transportation available.
"We institute ways of making mobility more inclusive and dignified by widening interconnectivity and providing more transportation alternatives available for everyone," Asec Mercado added.
UBE Express is partnering with Ayala Center Estate Association (ACEA) and the Ayala Malls for this route expansion plan which was launched today, 05 April 2017, at the Park Area of Glorietta 4. Along with this, the Ayala Malls also introduced "EasyRide", an ongoing project of the mall chain giant that will provide convenient access to various modes of public transportation to their mall-goers and shoppers.
“This partnership signals the willingness of the business community to help the administration form realistic solutions to address issues such as transport accessibility and terminal congestion in our airports. We welcome these positive efforts and wish for their further collaboration with us,” ASec Mercado ended.
UBE Express plans to expand the area of coverage in order to include other major areas in Metro Manila.
UBE Express is a project supported by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and is being operated by Airfreight2100.