With the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) rejecting Pasig City mayor Vico Sotto’s request to allow tricycle service around the locale, telling him to be ‘more creative,’ Pasig was quick to respond with zero-emissions shuttles to offer ‘libreng sakay’ to health frontliners and city personnel.
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The city, in partnership with Global Electric Transport (GET), will provide two COMET electric vehicles that will operate from 7am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm, with a designated route.
COMETs will proceed from Pasig City Hall to Sheridan, and will pass by Rizal Medical Center then back to Pasig proper, the main city hall, and Pinagbuhatan.
According to them, instead of paying for a tricycle fare, people are going to enjoy free rides in their bigger vehicles.
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Meanwhile in Manila, Mayor Isko Moreno deploys 189 e-trikes to give free transport for healthcare workers.
Sotto cited that the Pasig City government’s lack of service vehicle was the reason why they’re considering allowing tricycles to operate.
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