PLDT Enterprise, AF Payments partner for fleet management and fare collection system of public transport
PLDT Enterprise, in partnership with AF Payments, Inc. (AFPI), developed a modernized fare and tracking system for the transport sector.
Under the partnership, AFPI will bundle its Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) with PLDT Enterprise’s Smart Tracker solution powered by Vectras to provide complete fleet management and fare collection solution to public transport operators. Public transport operators now have the option to get fleet management and fare collection functionality from AFPI without the need to contract with multiple suppliers.
The strategic partnership aims to make it easier for public transport operators to meet the demand for effective fleet management and modern fare collection. This makes the commuting experience more convenient for the public, providing more fare payment options and better vehicle scheduling and passenger information systems.
“The Smart Tracker solution aims to simplify the management of fleets of public transport vehicles. With the service, Public Transport Operators can choose to provide locator links which commuters can access in order to better manage their commute and travel time,” shared Jojo Gendrano, FVP & head, PLDT Enterprise Core Business.
AF Payments, Inc. (AFPI), with the guidance of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), has been working with various public transport operators of train, jeepney, and bus fleets, including the three light rail systems of Manila and the EDSA bus consortiums, to help make public transport more convenient by introducing modern fare collection based on contactless cards and QR codes.
“Through this strong partnership with PLDT Enterprise, we continue to build on the efforts of modernizing the public transport sector and making modern fare payment accessible to all,” says Sharon Fong, Chief
Commercial Officer of AF Payments Inc.