What are our usual transport problems?
- High fuel cost
- Maintenance cost
- Cramped, unsafe public transportation
- Hassles of driving
The list goes on.
So when I first tried my first Uber ride early last year courtesy of a friend who hailed the ride from Ortigas to my home, I was immediate smitten. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, read about it and soon had the Uber app in my phone. All the transport problems I hate dealing with are wiped out. It became my preferred mode of transpo when I need to go somewhere that is not easily accessible. I seldom ride taxis because I don’t feel safe. Uber is just the right vehicle for me because it is cost-efficient, reliable and safe compared to riding ordinary taxis.
This is a long-awaited post. I have been meaning to write on this to reach out to more people to hype more about this relatively new service that came to fruition in the last few months of the past administration. I may be wrong as the routes Makati to Trinoma/SM North Ave and vice versa and Makati to SM Megamall and vice versa have been in existence before the Alabang to Makati and vice versa route was launched on 26 April 2016. I’ve been a regular rider since I first tried it in its first week of operation and I can’t stop ditching my old transport mode of the UV Express which plies my village to Makati route. It used to be the safer and convenient alternative as its waiting area is inside the village and it brings me right in front of my office. There is a terminal in Makati Park Square for UV Express vans when going home.
Yes, that’s right. We should rave about this premium bus service for living up to its name… premium, point-to-point. Let’s look at what the buzz is all about…