Starting May, your Beep card can be used on buses that cater to Megaworld townships. This is the same payment scheme that is already used in Metro Manila train systems. The buses that will soon accept Beep card payment are those that shuttle to and from Eastwood City in Quezon City; Uptown Bonifacio and McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig; and Newport City in Pasay.
Citylink Coach Services Inc. is the bus operator under Megaworld’s Estate Management. It has entered into a partnership with AF Payments Inc. (AFPI) to use the same automated fare collection system on Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit Line 3. Through this partnership, commuters are given added convenience to use their Beep cards not only for trains but for Citylink buses too.
Before May ends, Beep cards will become acceptable as payment to 18 Citylink buses.
Still, cash payments are accepted in these buses. The use of Beep cards is just an additional payment option.
Furthermore, Citylink expects to add 19 buses to cater to more commuters and to reduce their wait time.
Megaworld Corporation develops large-scale, mixed-use, planned communities incorporating residential, commercial, educational, and leisure components.
Is this the start of having a centralized transpo card in the Philippines? What do you think of having a centralized transpo card?