On Monday, the Provincial Board (PB) has approved the resolution authorizing Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to enter into an agreement with the technology provider of the installation and implementation of a centralized automated ticketing system for the Cebu South Bus Terminal.
PB has authorized Cebu Governor to “execute and sign in behalf of the Province of Cebu, a contract agreement with Topline Hi-tech and Synergy Corporation for the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of centralized automated ticketing system at CSBT.”
Anthony Soco, board member and author of the resolution, said that the implementation of this system is timely and relevant as a comfortable, safe, and efficient public ride is needed during this pandemic.
“With the continued strict implementation of the health and safety protocols in the Province of Cebu, there is a need to modernize ticket purchase, passenger handling and management procedures through user-friendly technology that would help the bus terminal especially on peak hours when congestions are observed,”– Excerpt from the PB Resolution
CSBT officer-in-charge Carmen Quijano said Topline President Eugene Erik Lapasaran Lim informed her on Tuesday, September 22 that they will be installing the machines soon.
According to Quijano, now is the best time to install the machines for the system as the terminal is not experiencing high passenger traffic.
Topline Hi-tech and Synergy Corporation is a Cebu-based company providing data management and technology solutions to their clients.
Topline submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Provincial Government of Cebu to design, supply, install, operate, and maintain a cashless fare experience through their system.
Economic Enterprise Council then declared Topline Hi-Tech and Synergy Corporation the proponent for the project through Resolution No. 2020-02.