MyBus has been operating in Metro Cebu for than a year now and I could say it’s an excellent initiative that shaped the transport system in Cebu for the better. This special bus service offers a safe and comfortable riding experience around Cebu, providing access especially to populated albeit far-flung areas such as Talisay City, J Center & Parkmall in Mandaue City and Mactan Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City.
MyBus is operated by Metro Transit Corp, a joint venture of SM Prime Holdings and Jam Transit, a Luzon-based transport firm. Its main terminal is stationed at the back of SM City North (North Reclamation Area).
With the first week of 2017 in the rear view window, what’s in store for public commuters in the future with the MyBus service? Here are some of the updates:
Cash Transactions Now Accepted
Starting January 7, 2017, CASH payment will be accepted at SM City Cebu terminal. It applies to the following routes: SM Seaside, Talisay and MCIA (Airport).
Route Adjustments for Sinulog 2017
Due to the anticipated crowd to this year’s Sinulog celebration, a re-routing will also be implemented in affected areas. The following routes are affected: Port Service (suspended), Talisay Express and SM Seaside to SM Cebu/Parmall (alternate drop off and pick up points) and Compania Maritima (U-turn). See advisory here:
Updated MyBus Daily Schedule
I. Daily Schedule Summary
II. Talisay – Parkmall (and vice versa)
III. Parkmall – SM Seaside (and vice versa)
IV. SM City Cebu – Airport (and vice versa)
MyBus Guide and Tips
1. Purchase your tickets in the ticket booth. Present your MyBus card to the teller. Per practice, one card can accommodate more than one passenger.
2. If you don’t have your MyBus card yet, then you should get one for Php 200.00, with 100 consumable load. If you already have a card, make sure you have sufficient load for the bus fare. If doubtful, ask any MyBus personnel to scan your card for the load balance.
3. Enjoy a secure, comfy and dust-free ride. Since it is PWD-friendly, GPS-enabled, CCTV-equipped and WiFi-ready, what better way to efficiently commute around Cebu?
Have you tried riding MyBus service? How’s your experience so far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.