THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7, in line with the LTFRB central office directive, ordered public utility vehicle operators and automatic fare collection system (ACFS) providers to remove charges or fees for their cards on top of the fare load.
In Cebu, LTFRB 7 Director 7 Eduardo Montealto said the Cebu People’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative, which operates the modern bus-jeeps (beeps) called PeoplesJeep, already suspended the P150 charge of its card last week.
Persano Corp., for its part, has not been using cards since April.
Joy Climaco, MyBus marketing program and public relations coordinator, said ePLUS (the MyBus card provider) is still studying its position on the LTFRB decision.
Climaco said they are still determining if they can absorb the card cost, adding that the ePLUS card, a stored-value reloadable card, does not only serve as an integrated e-wallet for transport but it can also be used in retail, dining, leisure and entertainment transactions.
The MyBus card costs P70, but it is selling for P120, inclusive of the P50 load. (WBS)