beep™ card & BGC Bus tie-up, a win for commuters
Bonifacio Global City (BGC) employees, residents and visitors will enjoy carrying one less card in their wallets as AF Payments Inc. officially announced that its beep™ card is now accepted in all seven BGC Bus routes. It replaced the TapBGC stored value cards.
With the objective of making beep™ an all-in-one travel card for Filipinos, AF Payments Inc. started venturing with other public transportation operators in Metro Manila. It has recently outfitted all BGC Buses with the beep payment system and completed a limited public trial from June 11 to 26. Full roll-out will happened on June 27, Monday.
BGC is a financial and lifestyle district in Taguig City. It is home to contemporary office blocks, storied high streets, and parks. It has grown into an urban oasis of unique selections for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
“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,” said Peter Maher, CEO and president of AF Payments Inc..
“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,” added Maher.
Here’s an up-to-date listing of loading locations.
“Our objective is to give our BGCitizen commuters more convenience in their daily travel and we are excited to announce our integration with beep.” Said Jun Galvez, General Manager of BGC Bus. “Aside from carrying one less card everyday; beep™ also provides our commuters with more loading options,” added Galvez.
The beep™ card is a tap-and-go payment system for train and select Metro Manila bus operators. It can be purchased for P20 from all MRT and LRT stations, as well as the BGC Bus Terminal at Ayala and Market! Market! It is reloadable and valid for four years. As of press time, there are 2 million beep™ cards in use. More information about beep™ is available at www.beeptopay.com and on Facebook (beep card) and Twitter (@beep_card).
About AF Payments Inc.
AF Payments Inc. is a consortium of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) and Ayala Corp. that provides contactless payment solutions in the Philippines through its integrated product and service offerings, thereby enhancing the transaction experience of every Filipino.
Its tap and go payment system, the beep™ card, is available for use in all three elevated railways (LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3) and select bus lines.
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