It’s now easier for our medical frontliners to find a ride going to their respective hospitals with the help of Google Maps.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr), in partnership with Google, launched a new feature in the navigating app Google Maps. With this, routes of the department’s free ride services are now available to the public and on demand.
With the the suspension of public transportation due to the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, many of our frontliners use the department’s free shuttle services to go to their workplaces. Currently, the DOTr offers nineteen (19) routes in this program.
Health workers may use this feature with their smartphones, tablets or laptops.
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How to view the schedule and routes of DOTr’s free transport service
Step 1: Open this link either through the Google Map’s mobile app or any web browser.
Step 2: Enter your intended destination.
Step 3: Click or Tap “Directions”.
Step 4: Click or tap the train icon beside the car and walking person icons.
Step 5: The maps will show recommended route/s of the DOTR’s hospital shuttle services. It will also indicate the time and if such is available.
According to Google Philippines, the project’s main goal is to provide convenience to the transportation our frontline medical workers. The company admires and honors the frontliners whether they are in the medical or non-medical fields.
The routes and schedules will have updates whenever there are additional free transportation services from DOTr and/or local government units.