Passengers to and from Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig riding Metro Manila’s railway systems can now use their contactless “beep cards” to also pay for rides on BGC buses, paving the way for a unified payment system for transport.
The beep cards will replace the former BGCTap stored value card. The fare remains at P12 per ride.
The Euro-5 compliant fleet of the BGC bus line serves thousands of commuters in Metro Manila, connecting BGC to EDSA and Ayala Center. The actual waiting time for the next bus may be accessed using the BGC app and most bus stops within BGC.
The Beep cards have been made possible with the partnership of BGC and AF Payments.
“We are pleased to partner with BGC Bus as this will move us closer to our goal of making the beep card an all-in- one card for commuters in Metro Manila. BGC Buses serve thousands of commuters daily and our goal is to be able to provide them with a reliable and efficient payment system, especially those who hop from the MRT (Metro Rail Transit) or the LRT (Light Rail Transit) to the bus,” AFPI president and chief executive officer Peter Maher said in a press statement.
Beep cards may be purchased or loaded with credits in the Ayala and Market Market Terminals, any Bayad Center, SM Payment Counter, Tambunting, Villarica, and will soon be available in other outlets and convenience stores, according to AF Payments CEO and President Peter Maher.