The Department of Transportation (DOTr) reminds health workers and medical frontliners to avail of the free daily trips under the Free Ride for Health Workers (Libreng Sakay) Program.
The free bus service operates in two shifts, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., which serves a total of 20 routes in the Greater Manila Area.
This aims to alleviate the transportation woes of medical frontliners now that the National Capital Region (NCR), Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan was reverted back to “modified” enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status until August 18.
The Libreng Sakay program was successfully implemented through the efforts of the DOTr with the Office of the President, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, Office of the Solicitor General, Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Commission on Audit (COA), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT).
Making this initiative possible are other transport partners, namely; HM Transport, Inc., San Agustin Transport Service Corp. RRCG Transport Co. Inc., MetroExpress, Megaworld Corp. (Citylink), Precious Grace Transport, Inc. Ceres Transport, Inc., JAC Liner, Inc., Dagupan Bus Co., Saint Rose Transit, Inc.., HAFTI Transport, Inc., Meralco e-Sakay, Lucena Lines, City Bus, Star Bus, Earthstar Express Inc., Jasper Jean Bus Liner Pascual Liner, Inc., Hi-Star Transport, Inc., Pamana Transport Services Ube Express, Star 8, G-Liner, Elmer Francisco Industries Thelman Transit, Inc., Manrose, Dagupan Bus Co., Inc., Pilipinas Autogroup Inc., Beep, Pangasinan Five Star Bus Co. Inc. Genesis Transport and Gell Transpo, Foton Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Hino Motors, Suzuki Motor Corporation, and Isuzu Philippines.
Health workers can monitor the real time locations of bus units, as well as the arrival and departure times in the designated pick-up/drop-off points using the Sakay.ph website or mobile app.
The updated map covering all routes can be viewed at https://bit.ly/DOTrFrontlineShuttleMap.