Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte expects more QCitizens to benefit from the Q City Bus Program after the program was institutionalized through an Ordinance that she recently approved.
The current Q City Bus Program is now a part of the implemented programs of the city government-managed public transport system after Belmonte signed Ordinance No. SP-3184, S-2023, introduced by Councilors Alfred Vargas and Ram Medalla.
“Ngayong pinagtibay na ang ating Q City Bus Program sa pamamagitan ng isang Ordinansa, umaasa ako na marami pang QCitizens ang makikinabang sa programang ito,” Belmonte said.
Belmonte established the pioneering and inspiring initiative in 2020 to provide free transportation to QCitizens amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that limited public transportation in Metro Manila.
Since then, it has catered to more than 14.6 million passengers along eight routes.
“Malaki rin ang naitulong ng programang ito para mabawasan ang gastos ng ating Qcitizens sa kanilang araw-araw na pamasahe, lalo pa’t nagtaas rin ang presyo ng bilihin,” the Mayor said.
Under the Ordinance, the Transportation and Management Division of the Quezon City Traffic and Transport Management Department (TTMD) will supervise the operation and further development of the Q City Bus Program.
“The implementation, supervision, operation, and further development of the Q City Bus Program shall be guided by the principles of environmental sustainability, ecological balance, sustainable technological innovation, good governance, and accountability, and the best interest of the constituents of Quezon City,” it added.