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
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 Routes||Route Structure||Type of Service||Number of Units||Status|
|Pico-Puguis- Housing Line||Pines 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 Hospital||Tourist Van||4|
|PCDH-Acop-Tublay Line||PCDH - La Trinidad Rd. - Benguet Provincial National Road- Benguet Provincial Capitol - Shilan - Tublay DEPED District Office and vice versa||PUB||3||ACTIVE|
|Dontogan Line||Baguio General Hospital (BGH) - Ben Palispis Highway- Dontogan - Santo Tomas Police Checkpoint - Ben Palispis Highway -Crystal Cave - Baguio General Hospital||Tourist Van||4||ACTIVE|
|Balacbac-Bakakeng Line||BGH - Bakakeng Road- Balacbac- Balacbac Feeder Road - Ben Palispis Highway - BGH||ACTIVE|
|Atok Trail - Kias - Camp 7 Line||BGH - Baguio Medical Center - Camp 8 - Camp 7 - Loakan - Atok Trail - Kias - Atok Trail - Scout Barrio - Hillside - Military Cut Off - Baguio Medical Center - BGH||Tourist Van||4|
|Mines View - Gibraltar Line||Mines 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 View||Tourist Van||4|
|San Luis - Asin - San Carlos Line||Km. 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 Asin||Tourist Van||4|
|Irisan Line||Irisan 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 Area||Tourist Van||4||ACTIVE|
|City Camp - Quarry - Lourdes Line||Shanum 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 Van||4|
|Fairview - Guisad Line||Pinsao 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 Center||Tourist Van||4|
|Trancoville - Ambiong - Brookside Line||PCDH - M. Roxas Trancoville - Brookside - T. Bugallon St. - Bayan Park - Ambiong Brgy. Hall - Bayan Park Rd. - Evangelista St. - Sanitary Camp - Magsaysay Avenue - PCDH||Tourist Van||4||ACTIVE starting May 5, 2021|
|CBD Route||Pines 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||ACTIVE|
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