Thousands of GrabTaxis now ready for cashless rides

To support the government push for cashless transactions on public transportation, Grab Philippines has been working closely with taxi operators across the country to train and help adopt cashless transactions during rides.

For many years, taxis have been largely meter-based and cash-based, and with the advancements in technology, going cashless has been a tall order for many taxi operators and drivers. Within days, Grab was able to conduct training programs for thousands of taxi drivers and operators, highlighting the ease of using GrabPay for accepting cashless payments, as well as several safety and hygiene best practices that taxi drivers can learn from.

Aside from mitigating the spread of infection brought about by the exchange of cash, adapting cashless payments coupled with the Grab platform’s robust contact tracing system with the DOH, will also allow for improved contact tracing capabilities especially in public transportation such as taxis.

Started last May 22, around 400 taxi drivers from Baguio and Naga Cities will resume plying the roads implementing cashless transactions during rides. Awaiting the resumption of public transportation in other cities, Grab has trained and prepared almost 7,000 taxi drivers to likewise conduct cashless rides. For those interested to be part of the GrabTaxi program and undergo the cashless training, they may visit this website.

Carl Lamiel
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