FOLLOWING a successful public trial last week, AF Payments Inc. on Tuesday announced the expansion of its beep card tap-and-go payment system in RRCG Transport’s P2P (point-to-point) buses from Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1 in Makati City.
“After our rollout in northern Metro Manila P2P buses, we’re catering now to commuters down south. The RRCG Transport P2P bus service is a welcome option for commuters from the south. We are pleased that riders can use the multi-purpose beep card to pay for their fares,” Peter Maher, president and chief executive of AF Payments, said in a statement.
The route operates from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm with a bus that leaves every 30 minutes, Maher added.
The promo fare (extended until further notice) is P50, while the one-way discounted fare for senior citizens, PWDs, and students is P40. For concessionary beep cardholders, the discount is automatically deducted while students who wish to avail of the discount will have to pay in cash.
There will be selling booths stationed at the ATC and Greenbelt 1 terminals for those who want to purchase or reload their beep card.
Maher said that the RRCG Transport premium P2P service aims to provide a more convenient and reliable transportation system for residents of southern Metro Manila.
These buses provide free Wi-Fi to passengers and are equipped with CCTV cameras for additional security. Compartments underneath have provisions for storing bikes, wheelchairs, and other equipment.
The P2P bus service system was created by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to help improve traffic as the buses travel nonstop from the terminal to the drop-off point.
It also aims to ease commuter woes by cutting travel time compared to normal multi-stop buses.
The P2P system currently has routes from Trinoma-Makati and Ortigas-Makati. More P2P routes will be added in the next few months.
The beep card is a tap-and-go payment system accepted in all three elevated railways (LRT 1, LRT 2, and MRT 3), select bus lines and at the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX).
It can be purchased for P20, is reloadable, and valid for four years. Offsite reloading partners are also now available.