Grab eyes shuttle service in La Trinidad

IN ITS effort to bring mass transportation closer to the masses, Grab is set to offer its services to the municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet.

During a consultation with local officials, Grab-Baguio representative Roberto Belda offered a shuttle service for the employees, which would be the first new Grab shuttle service.

“We want La Trinidad to be the pilot of this new service, because of most employees here complains about the difficulty about getting a ride getting to work. So we are proposing a service where we can pick them up and drop them to and from work, they can pay for it or we subside for it,” Belda said.

Eyeing expansion and more creative services, Grab plans to launch the first Grab shuttle in the Philippines in La Trinidad for government employees. Grab shuttle is offered in other South East Asian countries.

According to Belda, the company wants to help reduce the traffic congestion in La Trinidad and give commuters easier access to transportation in areas where it is difficult to get a ride. Belda adds that the company considered the topography of La Trinidad when it comes to their services.

Belda added Grab shuttle would be a special service for government employees and will not be offered in any of the seven cities with existing Grab operations.

The transport network company plans to expand its Grab Car to four other cities with already established operations. Areas include Baguio City, Davao, Iloilo, and Cagayan de Oro. Other services include Grab Bike, their delivery service Grab Express and Grab hitch. (Louie Anne Mapa/UC Intern)