The commuters can now use the magnetic beep card for the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) buses.
The beep card, which is mostly used in the country’s mass railways systems, is now available as in all seven routes of the BGC buses.
Beep card maker AF Payments Inc. concluded its initial public trial from June 11 to 26.
On Monday, AF Payments announced that beep cards are officially an alternative payment method for BGC buses. It replaced the TapBGC stored value cards.
“We want to make going around BGC much easier for workers and other visitors by simplifying the payment system. Now that we are live, the beep cards they used in the MRT and LRT can be used to pay for their BGC Bus rides. It’s a win for the commuters,” Peter Maher, president and chief executive officer of AF Payments, said in a statement.
“With the addition of select Bayad Center, Tambunting, Villarica, and SM Business Centers, there are now more options for commuters to reload their beep cards. There are plans to add more locations in the coming months, including leading convenience stores,” he added.
For his part, Jun Galvez, general manager of BGC Bus, said: “Our objective is to give our BGCitizen commuters more convenience in their daily travel and we are excited to announce our integration with beep.”
“Aside from carrying one less card every day, beep also provides our commuters with more loading options,” he added.
The beep card is a tap-and-go payment system for train and select Metro Manila bus operators, which is reloadable and valid for four years.
The cards can be purchased for P20 at MRT and LRT stations, as well as the BGC Bus Terminal on Ayala and in Market! Market!
At present, there are 2 million beep cards in use.
BGC is a financial and lifestyle district in Taguig City, housing contemporary office buildings, condominium towers, and lifestyle malls and parks.
It has grown into an urban oasis of unique selections for shopping, dining, and entertainment.