Residents and commuters in Valenzuela City can ride eight electric minibuses that allow cashless fare transactions starting Monday, Dec.6, the local government announced on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Also called “Comet” minibuses, the fully air-conditioned electric vehicles will be deployed to lessen pollution in the city and provide a fast, convenient, and safe trip to passengers especially to persons with disabilities (PWDs).
The minibuses will travel from Puregold Valenzuela to SM North EDSA for the month of December and will have additional routes starting January 2022.
Charging stations are placed along the routes of the electric vehicles.
The fast-charging vehicle has a 30-person maximum capacity and a community WiFi, and can be tracked by Global Positioning System (GPS).
The local government encouraged the commuters to download GetPass on their mobile phones and join the “KKK Organization” in the application to be able to enjoy the cashless transactions of the transportation services.
The minibuses can also be reserved as shuttle services for Business Process Outsource (BPO) companies that operate during the night.
The local government, in partnership with the Global Electric Transport (GET), will launch the buses on Monday to give the residents of Valenzuela a clean, safe ride, and a healthier environment.
In 2018, the local government also launched electric jeepneys as part of the city’s 395th foundation day celebration.