The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) have tapped PayMaya to provide additional livelihood opportunities to drivers. In addition, PayMaya is tasked to provide drivers and operators of Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) access to cashless payments as quarantine restrictions begin to ease in some parts of the country.
PayMaya offers various taxi and transport operators and their drivers QR scan-to-pay capabilities via its mobile app. This will also give them access to a digital financial account that they can use for everyday transactions. They can pay bills, load and reload, and send money to friends and family.
As transportation services resume in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), the LTFRB recently issued guidelines mandating taxis and TNVS to adopt cashless payments such as PayMaya as a measure to help curb the further spread of COVID-19.
Soon, drivers and transport operators may also receive contactless payments through credit, debit, and prepaid cards. This will utilize tap-to-pay technology through the other digital payment solutions of PayMaya.
Operators may also use PayMaya’s PayOut
In the past, PayMaya has also partnered with bus and taxi companies in Metro Manila and also in other areas such as Baguio and Cebu, such as in enabling transportation facilities such as the Araneta Bus Port in helping them accept cashless payments through credit and debit cards as well as via PayMaya QR.
On top of helping drivers accept cashless payments, PayMaya will also soon enable them with additional livelihood options. The digital financial service will offer airtime load purchases and bills payment. PayMaya will even allow remittances if the user also operates a sari-sari store or any physical store.
As the entire country adjusts to the new normal, digital and contactless payments will become a must. Moreover, it can be a strategic advantage for businesses in order to quickly recover.