Gov’t firm lauded for low transportation fares in Clark

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA) has commended the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for "helping" facilitate lower fares on public utility vehicles.

During the investors' recent general membership meeting, CILA president Joselito P. Go said the minimum fare in Clark is cheaper compared to jeepney fares outside the Freeport.

"For the first four kilometers, the minimum fare is P6.50 compared to P7 outside (Clark) as additional of P1 is charged for succeeding kilometers compared to P1.50 outside [of Clark]. We can see a big difference and the jeepney fare in Clark is cheaper," Go said.

According to Go, the cheaper transportation fares in Clark was approved by CDC, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and transport groups in Clark.

Go also cited the government's efforts to make public transportation here more viable and efficient.

CDC and CILA are also looking into the possibility of starting public transportation on a 24-hour basis, according to the CILA official.

"The good thing is even the Clark transport are very open on how to really make life here in Clark easier and convenient for everyone," Go said.

The state-run firm is finding better ways to provide safe and reliable transportation services to thousands of workers in Clark, according to Go.

"By the time that I joined CILA, I really had a very good relationship with the management of CDC and they are open in terms of the concerns coming from the locators, because at the end of the day, CDC and CILA really want to come up with what would really be the best for the locators and the investors here in Clark," Go added.
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