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Beep cards expand to tollways

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:14 AM

AF Payments Incorporated starts its limited public trial on accepting beep cards as payment at CAVITEX for the toll fees of Class 1 vehicles

TOLLWAYS. AF Payments says beep cards can be purchased or reloaded at the Parañaque Customer Service Center during the public trial phase. Rappler file photo

Tap-and-go beep cards now accepted on BGC buses

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:46 PM

BGC bus commuters can now use their tap and go beep cards to pay for their bus rides

TAP AND GO. The new Beep card can now be used to pay for trips on BGC buses. Photo from the Twitter account of LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera

Beep card reloading now available at Bayad Center outlets

Jun 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The beep cards used on the MRT3 and LRT Lines 1 and 2 may now be reloaded at select Bayad Center outlets

RELOADING OPTIONS. The tap-and-go beep cards may now be reloaded at select Bayad Center outlets. Photo from beep card Facebook page

beep™ cards now fully operational on MRT3, LRT1, LRT2

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:57 PM

The consortium behind the PPP project hopes the card’s interoperability feature will offer some improvement to the overall commuting experience

DOTC begins MRT3 signaling system upgrade

Oct 01, 2015 - 3:40 PM

DOTC says the upgrade will also ensure the availability of spare parts needed for the uninterrupted operations of the Metro Manila s busiest rail line

MRT3 UPGRADE. Under the contract, Bombardier will replace the existing local control system with a more contemporary software over the next 7 months, while the Philippine government earlier gave Dalian Locomotive the go signal to ship a new MRT3 prototype train car. File photo

Unified ticketing system to go live on MRT3 starting October 3

Sep 24, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Train passengers won t have to fall in line twice to buy a new ticket when they transfer lines

NEW TECHNOLOGY. Personnel from AF Payments and the LRTA teach commuters how to buy and reload the new tap-and-go beep™ cards using ticket vending machines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Tap-and-go beep cards fully operational on LRT1

Sep 21, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Passengers can now use the new contactless beep™ smart cards on both northbound and southbound lines of the LRT

SMART CARDS. A commuter tries out the new ticket vending machines at the LRT2 Legarda station. Rappler photo

LRT1 starts trial run of unified ticketing scheme August 16

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Starting Sunday commuters can buy and use the new contactless beep cards on the southbound line of the LRT1

FIRST USERS. A woman tries the new contactless beep card at the LRT2 Legarda station. Photo from the Twitter account of LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Senior citizens, PWDs to register for discounted 'tap and go’ cards

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Those who still have the magnetic stored value tickets can refund the remaining value of their cards in all LRT1 stations from August 8 to 15

Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LRT1 to stop selling magnetic tickets starting August 8

Aug 06, 2015 - 4:58 PM

The old magnetic system will be decommissioned in preparation for the new contactless system which has been undergoing public tests at Line 2 of the LRT

Blame DOTC for MRT3 mess, experts tell Aquino

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Stop blaming the past administration and the private owner experts tell President Aquino

MIXED REVIEWS. Transportation experts say the Aquino administration succeeded in delivering roads and bridges, but failed in developing airports, sea ports, and railways.

Aquino: No promises to make PPP implementation faster

Jul 28, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Instead of discussing actions to prevent delays in the implementation of public private partnership projects President Aquino asks for public s understanding in his last State of the Nation Address

MEETING EXPECTATIONS? The Aquino administration targets to complete 5 PPP projects by mid-2016, but only one has been constructed as of now

New unified LRT-MRT ticket: September rollout eyed for LRT1

Jul 23, 2015 - 9:58 AM

The new unified ticketing scheme will be implemented in more LRT2 stations within the next two weeks while the southbound side of LRT1 is expected to go live by September

MINOR GLITCHES. The transportation department calls the LRT2 unified ticketing scheme limited public trial a success, as minor glitches only involved the ticket vending machines (TVMs), such as the rejection of old and very crumpled peso bills. No major issues were experienced at the new turnstiles. Photo from LRT Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera's Twitter account

DOTC to expand LRT, MRT unified ticketing scheme in 2 weeks

Jul 21, 2015 - 4:31 PM

The agency says it is working on the minor glitches encountered by passengers during the trial run of the automated fare collection system

Trial run of LRT, MRT unified ticketing scheme starts July 20

Jul 17, 2015 - 5:24 PM

UPDATED LRT2 becomes the first Philippine commuter train to use smart card technology in its ticketing system

FIRST USERS. A woman tries the new contactless beep card at the LRT2 Legarda station. Photo from the Twitter account of LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Delayed again: LRT-MRT unified ticket

Jun 24, 2015 - 12:08 PM

The rollout of the tap and go ticketing system for the LRT2 was earlier pushed back last month due to end to end testing in all stations

TAP AND GO. The new Beep card can be used in LRT lines 1 and 2 and MRT3. File photo from the Twitter account of LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera

DOTC to MRT3 riders: 'Expect improvements soon'

Jun 17, 2015 - 2:25 PM

The DOTC makes the pronouncement after it awards 4 maintenance contracts with 3 more on the way for the much criticized mass railway transit system

MRT passenger holds on to the door signal light in a crowded train on a weekend.

Delayed: Rollout of LRT, MRT automated ticketing system

May 25, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED AF Payments Inc says the system rollout has been pushed back as end to end testing is ongoing in all stations

Ayala interested in proposed P15B NAIA development

Apr 06, 2015 - 8:36 AM

The conglomerate however is not interested in the ongoing bidding for 5 regional airports

LRT-MRT automated ticketing system starts May

Mar 25, 2015 - 9:00 PM

All 3 Metro Manila railways will fully transition to the automated fare collection system by 3Q 2015

Ayala Corporation nets P18.6B in 2014

Mar 10, 2015 - 7:45 PM

The 46 surge is attributed to the stellar performance of its real estate telecoms electronics manufacturing and sale of BPO asset

Smart, Globe to spend P160M each for LRT-MRT ticket project

Mar 09, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The additional capital from the rival telco firms will fund the automated fare collection system project which is to be completed by September

MRT3 safety audit starts August 27

Aug 27, 2014 - 12:08 AM

A 4 pax team from Hong Kong’s MTR will conduct a safety audit on the ailing rail system following the accident and stalling this month

UPGRADE. The Department of Transportation and Communications is pursuing measures to upgrade the service of MRT3 along EDSA after citing human error for the accident. File photo by Joel Leporada / Rappler

DOTC: PPP projects to boost FDI inflows

Apr 06, 2014 - 7:36 PM

The agency says the successful bidding of the AFCS and Cebu airport expansion will attract more investments into the country

DOTC, Ayala-MPIC ink agreement for MRT-LRT ticket project

Mar 31, 2014 - 5:52 PM

It s all systems go for the modernization of the MRT LRT ticketing scheme as the government signs the concession agreement for the project

WINNING BIDDER. The government awards the contract to modernize the MRT-LRT ticket system to the consortium owned by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Ayala Corporation. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

'Only court order can stop Ayala-MPIC's MRT-LRT ticket project'

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The losing SM group is appealing the award of the project

CONTRACT EARNED. The project went to AF Consortium led by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) and the Ayala Group. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

MRT-LRT single ticketing contract goes to MPIC-Ayala

Jan 31, 2014 - 3:22 PM

The P1 72 billion deal will allow the consortium to expand the use of its tap and go cards on buses and at malls and convenience stores

CONTRACT EARNED. The project went to AF Consortium led by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) and the Ayala Group. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

LRT-MRT ticket project may be awarded today

Jan 23, 2014 - 8:48 AM

The award to the consortium of the Ayala and MPIC groups faced delay due to an appeal filed by a disqualified bidder

BEST BID. The tieup of conglomerates Ayala and MPIC submits the best offer for the LRT-MRT ticket system during the opening of bids on December 9. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

Ayala-MPIC consortium submits best bid for LRT-MRT ticket system

Dec 09, 2013 - 3:44 PM

The group bested two other groups during the opening of financial bids on December 9

BEST BID. The financial bids of 3 groups that passed technical evaluation for the LRT-MRT ticket system were opened Monday, Dec 9. The Ayala-MPIC consortium gives the best offer. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

3 firms pass technical evaluation for LRT-MRT single ticket project

Dec 09, 2013 - 12:19 AM

These firms are the AF Consortium led by Ayala Corporation and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation the Comworks Berjaya Consortium and the SM Consortium

SINGLE LRT-MRT TICKET. The DOTC announced that from 5 prequalified groups, 3 passed the technical evaluation for the LRT-MRT single ticketing project. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

MVP seeks to clarify MRT-LRT ticket project revenue sharing

May 13, 2013 - 5:52 PM

MVP asks for clarification before proceeding with bidding for the Automated Fare Collection System

MVP asks for clarification before proceeding with bidding for AFCS project. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

San Miguel to appeal MRT-LRT project disqualification

May 09, 2013 - 6:28 PM

San Miguel Corp to file an appeal after being disqualified from bidding for the Automated Fare Collection System project for the MRT and LRT

APPEAL. Ramon Ang said he will appeal DOTC's decision to disqualify SMC from bidding for the PPP project. Photo by AFP