- Bus company in Taytay has started making its rounds of 'honesty' buses going to and from Metro Manila
- The bus company is set to test commuters' truthfulness in their actions on whether or not to pay the right amount and to simply just make a payment for their fares
- Honesty buses have been added in order to cater to the growing number of commuters going to the Metro
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A bus company in Taytay, Rizal, has made a benevolent initiative for its commuters to increase the number of its bus units going to Manila, to-and-fro.
KAMI learned. however, that the highlight of the company's answer to increase is not just to increase the unit numbers, but rather to play a vital role in social change.
'Honesty' buses are introduced in order to 'test' commuters' honesty whether or not they'd pay or pay the right amount. Inside the bus, in case commuters don't have any idea or forgot the price of ticket destination, fair matrices are mounted above the payment booth inside.
First triers got a bit perplexed by the changed system. Even more positive responses were given by those in the first journey.
The booth stands as a box that only receives payments and doesn't give changes. On top of it sit the tickets with different colors and prices corresponding to commuters' choice of destination.
According to the company, they have also a little number of employees. They surmised that this would better answer their dilemma of high passenger volume and low employee count ratio serving in their trips to the Metro.
"Sa dami ng pasahero, kailangan namin magdagdag ng unit. Naintindihan naman talaga nila 'pag ganito, nasa kanila kung magbabayad sila nang tama o lolokohin nila sarili nila," Cesar Togle said in a report by ABS-CBN TV Patrol.
The company believes that its new system will pave the way to Filipino commuters' social interaction as it would definitely elicit camaraderie, in cases such as running out of pennies or smaller paper bills for payments.
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