PLDT, AF partner for transport solution

Published January 17, 2021, 5:30 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

PLDT Enterprise has partnered with AF Payments, Inc. (AFPI) for a modernized fare and tracking system.

AFPI will bundle its Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) with PLDT Enterprise’s Smart Tracker solution—powered by Vectras—to provide a complete fleet management and fare collection solution to public transport operators. 

 Public transport operators will now have the option to get fleet management and fare collection functionality from AFPI without the need to contract with multiple suppliers.

As it becomes easier for Public Transport Operators to implement fleet management and fare collection systems, the riding public will have more convenient fare payment options, better vehicle scheduling and passenger information systems.

“The Smart Tracker solution aims to simplify the management of fleets of public transport vehicles,” says Jojo Gendrano, FVP & Head of PLDT Enterprise Core Business.

 “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.”

AFPI has been working with Public Transport Operators of train, jeepney and bus fleets, including the three light rail systems of Manila and the EDSA bus consortiums, to make public transport more convenient via contact-less cards and QR codes.