Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), the automotive brand behind the Toyota Vios and Toyota Fortuner just to name a few, in its quest for mobility have announced that it will be providing a free booking service application called SWATRide for point-to-point (P2P) buses that travel the Up Town Center (UPTC) to Glorietta 3 route. Users can start booking their seats on July 20, 2020. It is important to note that the booking service will end on October 20, 2020. With the gradual resumption of public transportation in Metro Manila TMP wants to expand its efforts to improve the commuting experience of Filipinos as they fully integrate into the “new normal.”
With the addition of the booking service application, it allows for a safer travel experience for the commuting public as no cure has yet to be found for the still ongoing pandemic. TMP assures the public that it has already worked together with Delta Neo Solution, the transport service operator of the P2P buses to seamlessly integrate the SWATRide application into the passenger experience.
The SWATRide application gives commuters a hassle-free booking experience. Passengers can view seat availability and directly book their trips with their preferred seats in advance. The mobility solution enables precautionary controls that help both the public and the government in controlling the spread of the deadly virus. SWATRide is already available for download on the Apple App Store, the Google Play store, as well as on the Huawei App Gallery.
Worried about the risk?
Don’t worry as TMP and all of the companies involved have already committed to ensuring that the P2P buses will be well-sanitized and follow the safety and health guidelines set up by the Philippine government. Three bus units are already running the UPTC to Glorietta 3 route at 50% of regular capacity in observance of the physical distancing protocols with a projected over 300 passengers being served daily.
In its efforts to further help with the recovery of the country and the economy, TMP along with the Toyota Mobility Foundation has already provided 10 free shuttle buses equipped with the SWATRide booking service. These buses were used to serve around 200 health workers to ferry them to and from the Philippine General Hospital. This was also done in conjunction with the DOTr’s Free Ride For Health Workers program.
As the country is doing its best to move forward and adapt to the new circumstances brought about by the pandemic, TMP is also doing its part to keep the economy going by providing further mobility options to Filipinos.