The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has warned that any delay in the implementation of contactless toll payment scheme would only make motorists and personnel manning the toll plazas vulnerable to the Covid-19.
The government will be requiring airport passengers next month to download Traze, a QR code-based app jointly developed by local firm Cosmotech Philippines and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), which will be pilot-tested in four airports to strengthen the government’s fight against Covid-19.
A party-list lawmaker has called for the “full-scale investigation” of beep card provider AF Payments after it refused to waive the P80 cost of the card to bus commuters.
DOTr assistant secretary for legal affairs Mark Steven Pastor said the memorandum circular will cover all types of electric vehicles and will not exclude light electric vehicles or low-speed vehicles.
The P34.6 billion is on top of the combined P11.3 earmarked this year and in 2019 for Phase 1 of the country’s first underground commuter train system that will run from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) said it will implement cashless toll collection effective November 2 following the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) order mandating contactless and cashless payment transactions in tollways to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has written down a list of technology projects it lined up for the transport sector to stop the spread of Covid-19.
PayMaya is offering transport operators and their drivers QR scan-to-pay capabilities, which will also give them access to a digital financial account that they can use for transactions such as bills payments, airtime load reloading, and sending money to friends and family.