By Patrick Villalobos, Cotributor
THE local government unit of Muntinlupa has assigned pick-up and drop-off points for public utility vehicles (PUVs) in the city’s major thoroughfares as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board allowed resumption of some traditional jeepneys in the National Capital Region.
The new scheme was crafted following a study it conducted to organize the public transportation system in the city, according to Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau
Every point will have signages informing riders of their current and next stops, as well as route overview.
PUVs with Alabang-Tunasan via National Road route has 18 stops: 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.
Alabang-Buencamino via Alabang-Zapote Road route, on the other hand, has eight stops, such as Ospital ng Muntinlupa, Asian Hospital, RITM, Northgate, Alabang Town Center, Madrigal (Molito), Alabang Hills, and Buencamino.
The two routes will both converge in Starmall Alabang as its central terminal.
The locality keeps on providing a free ride for authorized persons outside residence and will ferry commuters using the designated PUV stops.
The free shuttle service of e-jeeps for Muntinlupa residents starts from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A “no face mask, no ride” is being enforced in adherence to Inter-Agency Task Force protocols. Minors and senior citizens are, likewise, still not allowed to ride.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi urged commuters to strictly observe physical distancing and other health measures in all stops.