Health workers remain to have free access to transportation across the country, with a total of 2,186,793 free rides provided through a partnership between the government and the private sector.
In a Facebook post, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said its free ride for health workers program has provided 584,174 free rides around the National Capital Region and 1,602,619 in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Caraga Administrative Region.
As of March 16, a total of 60 vehicles have been deployed to provide free transportation in several routes available at https://covid19.sakay.ph and the mobile application, Sakay.ph.
“Katuwang din ng DOTr sa programa ang Petron Corporation, na nagbibigay ng fuel subsidy sa mga transport companies na kasali sa inisyatibo (The DOTr is working with the Petron Corporation in the program who provides fuel subsidy to transport companies that are part of the initiative),” the DOTr said.
Health workers still have toll-free access to all Luzon expressways.
The initiative was made possible through a partnership with the Office of the President, Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and several attached agencies of the DOTr.
The project’s private partners also include HM Transport, Diamond V8, Pascual Liner, Pamana Transport, Jasper Jean, Goldstar, Philtranco, UBE Express, DLTB, Genesis, Hi-Star, Thelman Transit, Ceres Transport, RRCG Transport, Jac Liner, Dagupan Bus, Star8, at Megaworld Corp. (Citylink), Hino, Hyundai, uHop, and Toyota Motor Philippines. (PNA)