The private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) remains committed to working towards its vision of integrated mobility as it partners with Global Electric Transport (GET) Philippines, a Mobility-as-a-Service company engaged in providing an emissions-free transport system.
GET brings in its extensive experience in the operation of an integrated passenger and fleet management system for the shuttle service to benefit LRT-1 passengers. The shuttle service will feature the Community Optimized Managed Electric Transport (COMET) minibusses.
The COMET minibusses are air-conditioned, fully electric, and zero-emission, with a capacity of 30 passengers and travel range of over 100 kilometers on a single full charge. They are also equipped with onboard cameras, a media system, display monitors, Internet connectivity, as well as a slot for wheelchairs, and finally, a retractable electric ramp for Persons with Disabilities.
“We are excited to be partnering with LRMC to be able to provide green and affordable transport solutions to every Filipino,” Mr. Tony Olaes, GET Worldwide Chairman, said.
The pilot implementation will see the shuttle service ply the route between LRT-1 EDSA Station and the Manila Bay ASEANA area with designated loading and unloading points along Macapagal Boulevard until Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX). For the second phase, the route will be extended from LRT-1 EDSA Station to the Makati Central Business District.
LRT-1 passengers can experience more seamless, comfortable, and convenient transport feeder service to and from select LRT-1 stations by signing up to become members of the LRT-1 Riders Club on the GETPASS App available for download from Google Play and App Store.
Membership passes for the LRT-1 Riders Club come in the following amounts and validity of unlimited rides: Bronze – Php 50 (1-day pass), Silver – Php 150 (1-week pass), and Gold – Php 500 (1-month pass). The membership pass also provides access to ride the COMET buses on other routes within the GET Philippines network.
As a special promotional offer, LRT-1 Riders Club members can avail of FREE UNLIMITED RIDES on the COMET electric bus through the GETPASS App starting 30 March 2022 until 17 April 2022.