DOTr: 45 modern jeepneys to ply Vista Mall Iloilo routes starting July 31

Good news to all Ilonggo mall-goers! Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announce the deployment of modern public utility vehicles (PUVs) in three newly approved routes to and from Vista Mall Iloilo.

Modern jeepneys from Metro Express which will start offering rides to and from Vista Mall Iloilo.

As part of its PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP), DOTR-LTFRB initially approved 45 brand new modern jeepneys from Metro Express, and it will be formally launched at Vista Land’s mall located along Circumferential Road, Pulo Maestra Vita, Oton Iloilo on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

These modernized jeepneys are equipped with CCTV cameras, WiFi, GPS, automatic fare collection system (AFCS), TV monitors, PWD-friendly and are fully air-conditioned.

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Here are the newly-approved routes:

1. Vista Mall – Mohon Terminal (via C1 road)

2. Vista Mall – Jaro New Ceres Terminal (via C1 road)

3. Vista Mall – Pavia Terminal (via Gorriceta)

The modern jeepneys of Metro Express conforms with the existing environmental and product standards set by the Bureau of Standards. It has side doors instead of rear doors, and a higher ceiling that allows for standing passengers, which translates to a higher carrying capacity.

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The transport company is operating a shuttle service to Savannah City Iloilo residents, and it also started to offer free point-to-point rides for Vista Mall shoppers when the mall opened in May.

The DOTr plans to replace all public utility vehicles (PUV) aged 15 years or older under its jeepney modernization program.

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