The Department of Transport has stated that the automated system of collection, the Communications, the Media and the Entertainment Arm of the Udenna Corporation, established by Dito CME Holdings Corp would begin in the next few weeks.

On January 25, Dito CME was the head of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) proof of concept (PoC) proof of payment, which was stated by the Department in a statement on January 26.

Renato Castañeda, head of communications of the DITO CME, quoted: “Ang importante ay maipakita sa inyo (which is important to you to show) that we have a solution that functions in the best possible way for the riding public.

The Department said the internal move was to evaluate Dito CME’s core features “before a small group of public passengers is being tested by the PoC in the next several weeks.”

Dito CME’s fare-collection electronic device includes a cashless e-wallet and a kiosk machine where passengers can buy their journey tickets.

The Transportation department noted, “It accelerates the lengthy and repetitive manual phase to only a few minutes.

The Department also said that the automated fare collection system would finalize National Requirements.

“The national standard, once completed, will allow multiple automated fare collection system providers to enable an open and competitive environment,” he added.

On January 4, the Department said that it will introduce a cashless payment scheme for transit cards this year for usage in all national public transport modes.

“The transit system use of this technology guarantees a safer paiement system and enhances the convenience of passengers and contributes to eliminating transit operators’ card issue and management costs,” it said in a statement.


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