The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), the Philippine public transport operator in charge of operating the Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT), is considering adopting a unified contactless fare payment card, according to malaya.com.ph.
The LRTA has already begun a pilot of the new technology at Roosevelt and Balintawak stations with hopes of expanding the card system across the LRT and the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT).
According to malaya.com, the LRTA hopes to increase revenues by 11 percent in the coming year, due in part to the new streamlined fare system.
“We expect growth in passenger volume next year because of the operations of the Roosevelt station, which will provide seamless connection between LRT 1 and MRT,” commented LRTA administrator Rafael Rodriguez.
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