Seven units of the Business for Environmentally Sustainable Transformation (BEST) buses are now running along the streets of Davao City.
Decked with motifs of native avian and marine species found in Davao City, the BEST buses are fully air-conditioned electric buses that each has a capacity of 30 passengers. However, due to social distancing requires to control the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, the capacity of the buses is limited to 15 people.
The buses are also friendly to senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD) friendly as it features an electric ramp and space for PWDs.
Each bus is also equipped with GPS where the locations of the buses are monitored real-time, CCTV and QR scanners that can be used for contact tracing.
The deployment of the seven units BEST buses is a result of a partnership of the local government of Davao City, Davao Light and Power Company and GET (Global Electric Transport).
“This partnership is truly a welcome initiative as it is inline with the local government efforts more efficient and environmentally sustainable transportation options for the riding public,” Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said earlier.
“We would want the people of Davao to have an alternative way of commuting and ease in transportation system, this is the goal of the BEST bus project,” said Davao Light and Power Chief Operating Officer Rodger Velasco. SOVEREIGNPH