The new app is called SWATRide, and it provides free booking services for commuters who ride point-to-point buses around the metro. An app like this can help lessen waiting time and shorten lines at bus terminals, in turn helping avoid possible contact between commuters.
TMP’s statement reads: “In consultation with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, TMP aims to support the government’s efforts in providing reliable, convenient, and safe transportation for the commuting public amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, TMP worked with Delta Neo Solutions, the transport service operator of P2P buses of the identified high-ridership route, to seamlessly integrate SWATRide in the passengers’ experience.”
Users of the app will only need to register using their name, email, and mobile number. Afterwards, they can proceed to booking specific rides using the SWATRide app. Payment will then be made at the terminals prior to boarding.
The SWATRide app is now downloadable for free via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. TMP says that the app will be operational from July 20 to October 20, 2020 and will be available for the UP Town Center-Glorietta 3 P2P route.