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LTFRB-CAR Opens Balacbac, Dontogan, Ambiong Routes for the “Libreng Sakay for Health Workers”

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has opened two more routes that will ferry health workers in Baguio City for free. Starting at 6 AM earlier today, May 4, 2021, the 5th and 6th routes traversing Balacbac and Dontogan areas were launched to provide free rides for the frontliners. The 7th out of the 12 identified routes is also set to open tomorrow.

The project is pursuant to Memorandum Circular No. 2021 – 008 and Memorandum Circular No. 2021 – 022, the Free Ride for Health Care Workers under the Service Contracting Program, which has been simultaneously implemented in the region.

Dontogan Line Route

Baguio General Hospital (BGH) – Ben Palispis Highway- Dontogan – Santo Tomas Police Checkpoint – Ben Palispis Highway -Crystal Cave – Baguio General Hospital

Balacbac Line Route

BGH – Bakakeng Road- Balacbac- Balacbac Feeder Road – Ben Palispis Highway – BGH

Trancoville- Ambiong-Brookside Route

Aside from the two routes launched today, LTFRB-CAR has announced that the Trancoville-Ambiong-Brookside route will open starting tomorrow, May 5, 2021.

The route will traverse the following roads:

Pines City Doctors Hospital – M. Roxas Trancoville – Brookside – T. Bugallon St – Bayan Park – Ambiong Barangay Hall – Bayan Park Rd – Evangelista St – Sanitary Camp – Magsaysay Ave – Pines City Doctors Hospital

Other Routes

Below are the routes for the free ride for Health Care Workers Program. Identified routes must traverse to hospitals. Any additional route/s or number of units released in succeeding Regional Office Orders will be updated here.

Identified RoutesRoute StructureType of ServiceNumber of UnitsStatus
Pico-Puguis- Housing LinePines City Doctors Hospital (PCDH) - La Trinidad Rd - Benguet Provincial Nat'l Rd.- Pico- Lamtang Rd. - Buyagan Rd. - Benguet Provincial Capitol - La Trinidad Rd. - Pines City Doctors HospitalTourist Van4
PCDH-Acop-Tublay LinePCDH - La Trinidad Rd. - Benguet Provincial National Road- Benguet Provincial Capitol - Shilan - Tublay DEPED District Office and vice versaPUB3ACTIVE
Dontogan LineBaguio General Hospital (BGH) - Ben Palispis Highway- Dontogan - Santo Tomas Police Checkpoint - Ben Palispis Highway -Crystal Cave - Baguio General HospitalTourist Van4ACTIVE
Balacbac-Bakakeng LineBGH - Bakakeng Road- Balacbac- Balacbac Feeder Road - Ben Palispis Highway - BGHACTIVE
Atok Trail - Kias - Camp 7 LineBGH - Baguio Medical Center - Camp 8 - Camp 7 - Loakan - Atok Trail - Kias - Atok Trail - Scout Barrio - Hillside - Military Cut Off - Baguio Medical Center - BGHTourist Van4
Mines View - Gibraltar LineMines View - Outlook Drive - V.L. Romulo Drive - Pacdal - Navy Base - Leonard Wood Rd. - General Luna Rd. - Bonifacio Rd. - Upper Bonifacio - City Lights Hotel - General Luna Rd. - Leonard Wood Rd. - Pacdal - Gibraltar - Mines ViewTourist Van4
San Luis - Asin - San Carlos LineKm. 6 Asin - San Carlos - Elpidio Quirino Highway - F. Yandoc St. - Chuntug St. - Benjamin Salvosa Drive - Shanum St. - Abanao St. - Quirino Highway - San Luis - Km. 6 AsinTourist Van4
Irisan LineIrisan Jeep Parking Area - Elpidio Quirino Highway - Irisan Fire Station - Cooyesan Plaza - F. Yandoc St. - Benjamin Salvosa Drive - Shanum St. - Abanao St. - Elpidio Quirino Highway - Cooyesan Plaza - Irisan Fire Station - Irisan Jeep Parking AreaTourist Van4ACTIVE
City Camp - Quarry - Lourdes LineShanum St. - Cariño St. - R. Palma St. - Queen of Peace Rd. - Dominican Rd. - Dominican Brgy. Hall - Dominican Hill Rd. - Dominican Brgy. Hall - Queen of Peace Rd. - Lower Rock Quarry Barangay Hall - City Camp Rd. - Otek St. - Shanum St.Tourist Van4
Fairview - Guisad LinePinsao Health Center - Tacay Rd. - Easter School Rd. - Buhagan Rd. - F. Yandoc St. - Shanum St. - Abanao St. - Elpidio Quirino Highway - Escoda St. - Fairview Brgy. Hall - Ferguson Rd. - Tacay Rd. - Pinsao Health CenterTourist Van4
Trancoville - Ambiong - Brookside LinePCDH - M. Roxas Trancoville - Brookside - T. Bugallon St. - Bayan Park - Ambiong Brgy. Hall - Bayan Park Rd. - Evangelista St. - Sanitary Camp - Magsaysay Avenue - PCDHTourist Van4ACTIVE starting May 5, 2021
CBD RoutePines City Doctors Hospital – Magsaysay Ave – Sto Nino Hospital – Lower P. Burgos – Buhagan Rd – F. Yandoc St – Chuntug – Harisson Rd – BGH – Gov Pack Rd – UP Drive – T.M. Kalaw St – North Drive – Leonard Wood Road – Post Office Loop – Fr Carlos St. – Gen. Luna Road -Magsaysay Ave – Pines City Doctors Hospital


Who can avail of the free ride?

All health care workers (including medical professionals, utility workers in medical centers/clinics/hospitals, and auxiliary workforce in the health industry) who are ON/OFF-Duty are enjoined to avail of the free ride. Present your IDs to be properly identified.

For Inquiries, Feedback, or Suggestions

You may contact the LTFRB CAR Project Implementation Unit through the following number:

  • 0949 691 6102


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