Kellen Transport

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Kellen Transport Inc.
Founded 2007
Headquarters Block 20 Lot 2B, Minuyan Industrial Zone, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines
Service area Baclaran-Grotto via EDSA Fairview Commonwealth Avenue/Baclaran-Bagong Silang via EDSA Fairview Commonwealth Avenue
Service type City Operation
Fleet 200+ Buses (Hino, Isuzu, Yutong, King Long, Nissan Diesel, Hyundai) [including ES Transport, Earth Star Express and JKJ Express]
Operator Kellen Transport Inc.

Kellen Transport Incorporated or simply KTI is a city bus company formed as a subsidiary of former Jell Transport, Inc. or JTI. It plies routes from Baclaran, Paranaque City to Grotto, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. The bus company has its sister company, ES Transport, which operates both city and provincial operations.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The bus company is derived from its founder and operator, Ellen San Pedro Ong, in which the bus company was formed. She is also the operator of former Jell Transport Inc., which plies the previous route Alabang-SM Fairview.

History[edit]

Kellen Transport was established in 2007 as a new sister company of former Jell Transport, Inc. (JTI). Some of JTI buses were transferred to Kellen Transport (KTI), retaining the Baclaran-SM Fairview route before it expanded the route to Grotto, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. It started with UD Trucks, Isuzu, and Japayuki units before refleeted into King Long air-conditioned units. In the same year, ES Transport has formed its provincial operation for Northern Luzon route, particularly in Nueva Ecija.

When Jell Transport's franchise was revoked in 2010 by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (Philippines) due to involvement in many road accidents along EDSA and Commonwealth Avenue, the company decided to sell other assets, and later bought JKJ Transit Express Corp., a bus company previously operated by CHER Transport Corp., plying the same route, and later continued to buy other franchises, of which Pascual Liner Inc. was another bus company that was chosen, but this time, for Alabang-Novaliches route using the same livery but of different color.

Kellen Transport continued their operations at present. In 2013, its sister company, ES Transport, has restored its city operation, and added new Yutong units.

Fleet[edit]

Kellen Transport maintains and utilizes King Long, Yutong, Isuzu and Hino buses with a total of 50 buses. Additionally, Kellen Transport has roughly more than 100 units from combined ES Transport and JKJ Transit Express Corp. (both city and provincial operations) with UD Trucks, Hino, Yutong and Hyundai units.

Routes[edit]

Subsidiaries[edit]

(*) denotes this has been a previous route of former Jell Transport Inc., but now owned and operated by JKJ Express

(**) denotes these terminals are under city operation

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.facebook.com/KellenTransportFanPage Kellen Transport official Facebook fan page