The “tap-and-go” system has seen a growing success with commuters since its 2015 unveiling.
AF Payments, the tandem between Ayala Corp. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. reported on Thursday that the consortium has sold over three million “beep” cards since its launch two years ago.
“Three million beep cards in circulation is a big milestone for us. It shows that Filipinos are getting used to this technology and are adapting it for their daily use,” remarked Tere Ancheta, spokesperson of AF Payments. “This pushes us to continue to do better and forge better partnerships that will truly help serve the needs of our cardholders,” she added.
The unified ticketing system was unveiled back in 2015 to provide commuters a more convenient and hassle-free way of traversing through mass transit options.
Data provided by AF Payments noted that about 6 out of 10 passengers of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) use beep cards instead of the single journey ticket.
Convenience store chain FamilyMart, a partner business of the consortium, also chimed in, noting that beep cards have provided “healthy load transaction numbers daily.” FamilyMart partnered with AF Payments last December 2016 as an alternative to decongest the long ticketing queues at the train stations.