- June 5, 2023
Private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has partnered with Global Electric Transport (GET) Philippines, a Mobility-as-a-Service company, to provide a shuttle service for LRT-1 passengers.
The shuttle service will feature the Community Optimized Managed Electric Transport (COMET) minibuses.
COMET electric minibuses 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 on-board cameras, media system, display monitors, Internet connectivity, as well as wheelchair slot and retractable electric ramp for Persons with Disabilities.
For the pilot implementation, the shuttle service will be 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 extend 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 (App Store, Google Play).
Membership passes for the LRT-1 Riders Club come in the following amounts and validity of unlimited rides:
- Bronze: P50 (1 day pass)
- Silver: P150 (1 week pass)
- Gold: P500 (1 month pass)
The membership pass also provides access to ride the COMET buses in 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 from March 30 to April 17, 2022.
COMET electric buses operate from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday excluding holidays.