Grab Philippines trained and prepared almost 7,000 taxi drivers across the country to adapt cashless payments in light of the current situation concerning the pandemic. This is also in support of the government’s push for cashless transactions for public transportation.
According to Grab, cashless and contactless payments should help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It should also allow for improved contact tracing capabilities especially in public transportation such as taxis.
“As we move towards the new reality, we would need to make significant adjustments in many aspects of our lives so that we can protect both the lives and livelihoods of our kababayans. Over a short period of time, we were able to help our taxi drivers – who are previously cash-based and meter-based, embrace digitalization, and adapt to cashless. We believe that by adopting cashless payment for public transportation, we will reduce the risk of spreading the infection through cash, but likewise improve our contact tracing capability,” says Grab Philippines President Brian Cu.
Moreover, starting May 22, around 400 taxi drivers from Baguio and Naga Cities will resume operations with cashless transactions during rides.
For those interested to be part of the GrabTaxi program and undergo the cashless training, they may visit register.grab.com/ph.