LRMC, GET PH partner for ‘green’ integrated service

LRMC x GET Philippines

Light Rail Manila Corporation’s (LRMC) private operator has partnered with Global Electric Transport (GET) Philippines that will provide environment-friendly integrated mobility to LRT-1 passengers.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Who are the companies that have forged partnership to provide environment-friendly integrated mobility to LRT-1 passengers

    They are the Light Rail Manila Corporation’s (LRMC) private operator has partnered with Global Electric Transport (GET) Philippines.
  • What vehicle will be used in the partnership?

    The collaboration will feature the use of Community Optimized Managed Electric Transport (COMET) minibuses.
  • In a statement, the LRMC said that collaboration will feature the use of Community Optimized Managed Electric Transport (COMET) minibuses.

    The company explained that under the strategic partnership, GET will bring in its expertise in the integrated passenger and fleet management system operations that will benefit LRT-1 passengers.

    COMET Minibus

    COMET electric minibuses have the capacity to ferry 30 passengers. Capable of travelling more than 100 kilometers when fully charged, every COMET minibus is fitted with on-board cameras, media system, display monitors, internet connectivity, a wheelchair slot and retractable electric ramp.

     “We are excited to be partnering with LRMC to be able to provide green and affordable transport solutions to every Filipino,” GET Worldwide Chair Tony Olaes said.

    For the pilot implementation, the GET shuttle service will be positioned 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).

    LRMC x GET Philippines

    LRMC shared for the second phase, the route will extend from LRT-1 EDSA Station to the Makati Central Business District.

     “At LRMC, we are always on the lookout on how we can better serve our passengers and make their commute more convenient. LRT-1 passengers will also get to enjoy the first end-to-end emissions-free transport system in the Philippines as both LRT-1 and COMET help in reducing carbon footprint. LRMC has made a commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, and part of this is adopting the use of digital management systems and promoting zero-emission transport solutions. Our partnership with GET aligns well with LRMC’s sustainability initiatives, and is anchored on UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and Goal 13 (Climate Action),” LRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Juan Alfonso noted.

    LRMC x GET Philippines

    Further, LRMC urged LRT-1 passengers to sign up to become members of the LRT-1 Riders Club on the GETPASS app that will help them experience a more convenient transport feeder service to and from select stations. The aforementioned can be downloaded on both Google Play and Apple App Store.

    Members of the LRT-1 Riders Club can enjoy the unlimited rides in the following amounts and validity:

    • Bronze: P50 (one-day pass)
    • Silver - P150 (one-week pass)
    • Gold - P500 (one-month pass).

    The membership pass also provides access to ride the COMET buses in other routes within the GET Philippines network.

    As a promotional offer, LRT-1 Riders Club members can avail the free unlimited rides on the COMET electric bus using the GETPASS App starting today until April 17, 2022. 

    COMET electric buses operate from 4 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays excluding holidays.

    Photos from Light Rail Manila Corporation

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