We, at the Department of Transportation (DOTr), have always believed that going digital is the way to move forward in our quest to fully modernize our public transportation system.
And this effort towards digitalization is even more imperative, now more than ever, with the current global health crisis that we are all experiencing.
An example of our initiative and precautionary measure in the fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is with our MRT-3, as it launches "MRT-3 Trace," a technology-based contact tracing web application that will upgrade its manual contact tracing process to a faster and digitalized process.
The app is easy to use, since it only requires a one-time registration for passengers to avoid duplicate accounts. The MRT-3 Trace registration is free and compliant with Republic Act 1017 or the Data Privacy Act.
With this, we continue to introduce technology-driven initiatives in the transport sector to reduce human interaction and speed up transaction processes, as part of the ‘new normal.’
The safety and overall welfare of the commuters should always be of paramount importance, and digitalization is the way forward, for us at the DOTr, to be able to render the public service that is required to uphold the health, safety, and well-being of the riding public.
14 January 2021