The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have partnered to integrate cashless ticketing technologies across transport systems in the Philippines.

Under the terms of the agreement, an equipment testing, and validation facility will be developed for the Automated Fare Collection System – National Standards (AFCS-NS) which will be managed by DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI).

This is in line with the DOTr’s aim of achieving global standards in the Philippines’ ticketing systems.