The fare is calculated based on the distance traveled –that is the main economical and convenient idea behind the beep™ card’s tap in-tap out scheme which are now installed in several modern jeepney prototypes on display at the ongoing 1st Philippine Auto Parts Expo (PhilAPEX).
The first ever automated fare collection solution made for jeepneys is brought by AF Payments Inc.; the Ayala-Metro Pacific consortium behind beep™ card. The automated fare collection system allows passengers to tap in upon riding, and tap out before alighting.
On the PhilAPEX exhibit, the jeepney prototypes are new models that comply with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) jeepney modernization mandate.
”We are ready to support the Department of Transportation’s PUJ modernization program. We have developed a beep card service that is affordable to jeepney operators and will surely be appreciated by commuters in Metro Manila who have already purchased 4 million beep cards,” said Peter Maher, President of AF Payments Inc..
The beep™ card, is available for use at select bus lines, CAVITEX, NLEX, all three elevated railways (LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3), and at select Robinsons Movieworld and FamilyMart branches. The beep™ card is reloadable up to P10,000 and is valid for four years. Off-rail reloading options include select outlets of Villarica, Tambunting, Bayad Center, SM Bills Payment, FamilyMart, and Circle K.
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Thursday that prototypes of the modern jeepneys are to be pilot-tested in January 2018.