Bonifacio Transport Corporation

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Bonifacio Transport Corp.
BGC Bus Logo.svg
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A Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus operating under the BGC Bus transport system.
Founded1998; 21 years ago (1998)
Headquarters2/F Bonifacio Technology Centre, 31st St. cor. 2nd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Metro Manila
Service typeCity Operation
RoutesMakati-Bonifacio Global City via McKinley Road
OperatorBonifacio Transport Corp.

Bonifacio Transport Corp., or more commonly known as BGC Bus or formerly The Fort Bus, is an intercity bus company in Metro Manila, Philippines operated under Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC), an affiliate company under Ayala Corporation, one of the largest conglomerate company established during the Spanish era. It plies routes from EDSA in Makati to Bonifacio Global City in Taguig via McKinley Road.

This bus company was regarded as the first non-EDSA Metro Manila bus that traverses from one business district to another. It utilizes Beep Card, a contactless smart card, as a mode of electronic payment.

History[edit]

Founded in 1998, Bonifacio Transport Corp. was established under Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC). It was formed through the use of 24 buses –- 10 of which are Mercedes-Benz buses and the rest are Nissan Diesel units—for internal transport system to and from Bonifacio Global City and Ayala Center.[1][2]

In 2008, the Mercedes-Benz O 500 M 1725 buses were launched by FBDC. Six coaches were used first for the said route, just like some of the buses used in other countries like United Kingdom or Turkey. Later, there were additional 14 buses of the same model to sustain the need of the passengers of the bus.[3][4][5]

In the same year, HM Transport Inc. and Bonifacio Transport Corp. signed an agreement, allowing the use of some buses to ply at Bonifacio Global City; thus, it gave an opportunity to extend route up to Market! Market! in Taguig City as its terminal via EDSA and Kalayaan Avenue but this was only operates every weekdays.[6]

Fleet[edit]

Bonifacio Transport Corp. utilizes and maintains UD Nissan Diesel, Mercedes-Benz and Higer buses.

Routes[edit]

BGC Bus operates primarily on 7 different routes originating from EDSA Bus originating from EDSA-Ayala-McKinley Bus Terminal or at Market Market. [7][8][9]

Operations[edit]

Bonifacio Transport Corp. operates 24/7 as of today. The trip may be 10–15 minutes, depending on the traffic and stops. Most of the passengers of the bus company were those working at call centers erected in Bonifacio Global City and nearby areas at Ayala, Makati.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Megaworld properties at Fort Bonifacio Global City". Megaworldglobalcity.wordpress.com. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  3. ^ "Shuttle's best". Philstar.com. 2008-04-14. Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2013-09-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ premierpropertyspecialist. "Mercedes-Benz shuttle coaches inside Bonifacio Global City". Ayalaupdates.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  5. ^ "Mercedes-Benz shuttle coaches inside Bonifacio Global City". Findarticles.com. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  6. ^ Pio, Jojo (2011-02-24). "Commuting-Travelling To Fort Bonifacio Global City From Ayala". Tofortbonifaciofromayala.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2017-01-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Ayala Fort Bus". Ph-commute.com. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  9. ^ From Edsa to Bonifacio Global City in 10-15 minutes
  10. ^ "Getting to the Fort in style". Newsinfo.inquirer.net. 2008-02-23. Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2013-09-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)