- March 22, 2023
beep operator AF Payments Inc. makes purchasing bus tickets more convenient for passengers with Advance Booking System, which will first be implemented by Davao Metro Shuttle (DMS) in its Metro Manila↔Davao route.
Starting January 27, commuters and tourists can reserve bus tickets in advance to lessen the hassle of queueing onsite. Passengers can purchase and rebook tickets ahead at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) Terminal using their beep card or through the advance booking hotline: Davao-PITX (0939-1351349) or PITX-Davao (0981-3313389).
DMS has been a valued beep partner since November 2019. It operates inter-provincial buses that implement an automated fare collection system (AFCS).
Apart from DMS, Annil Transport Service Inc., operating a Davao City↔Calinan route, has also been an AFCS partner since February 2020. It features modern low-floor city buses equipped with CCTV cameras, LCD TVs, leather seats, Wi-Fi, and global positioning system (GPS).
AF Payments Inc. is looking to expand adoption of its payment solutions among buses and modern jeepneys in more provinces this year. It targets to partner with transport operators completing their compliance with the government’s PUV Modernization Program to service the over 70 million commuters in the country.