Singapore-based electronic payments provider Nets and Nera Telecommunications Ltd announced that they have implemented a completely cashless payment service on Singapore’s Plus1 buses.
Under the new system, commuters will have to pay using only contactless NETS FlashPay cards. Bus drivers will no longer accept cash and will not be provided with cash boxes on their daily routes.
The move is expected to decrease waiting time for commuters and improve working conditions for the drivers, who no longer have to deal with cash leakages and handling change.
The all-in-one NETS FlashPay card can be used for the MRT, LRT, public and private buses and ERP gantries, and at over 8,000 retail acceptance points across the island for small-value purchases, according to Nets.