Quezon City, Philippines — In line with SFP’s commitment to contribute to the drive for development and betterment of living in the Philippines, a total of four (4) units of Canter Commute Modern PUV Class 2 were handed over to On-Us Solutions, Inc. on 1 September 2022, at the UP Bahay ng Alumni, Quezon City. These units are expected to be deployed immediately along Cubao, Quezon City and Divisoria, Manila loops which is also the first time for FUSO to route on these areas.. The partnership between SFP and On-Us Solutions, Inc. was facilitated by Union Motor Corporation – Kalookan.
Specifically built based on the requirements set by the Philippine National Standards, the Canter Commute is powered by a clean and fuel-efficient Euro IV-compliant 3.0L engine, to deliver greater efficiency while reducing the amount of harmful emissions into the environment.
The Canter Commute is an air-conditioned Class 2 vehicle that can fit 30 people – 3 in front including the driver and 17 in side-facing seats (like traditional jeepney seats) at the back while still accommodating 10 more standing passengers.
For the safety and convenience of passengers, the FUSO modern PUVs are also equipped with accessories as required by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), such as CCTVs and recorder, Wi-Fi, GPS tracking system, LED (Route) Signage, and LCD monitor. Transport Cooperatives can also choose their automated fare collection system based on their preferences.
“We believe we are changing the landscape of public transportation for the better. BYAHE will bring convenience and safety to the riding public while contributing to a more organized and efficient transportation sector. We are also very thankful to FUSO for supporting the PUV Modernization Program.” says BYAHE Co-Founder, Mr. Brian Cu.
The government’s vision is to make the public transportation safer and more comfortable for the Filipino people, thus, the turnover of FUSO Modern PUVs Class 2 to On-Us Solutions, Inc. is a response to the administration in line with the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP).
SFP is willing to contribute to the sustainable development of PUVMP, while also offering efficient and well-equipped vehicles to support for customers’ business needs. The FUSO Modern PUVs are designed to deliver powerful driving performance, longevity, and reliability.
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