Bus company G-Liner has started trials for an "honesty pay system," eliminating the need a conductor and installing only a cash box for passengers to drop in the correct fare.
The trial bus, easily identifiable from the "Honest Bus" sign on the windshield, has begun running from Taytay to Quiapo. Fares range between P12 to P53.75.
The Internet, however, has seemed skeptical of the plan. Facebook users replying to G-Liner's post have predicted cynically that the scheme will probably last only for a short time—predictions range from one ride to one week. It kind of goes to show how much trust we have in ourselves. (We're keeping our fingers crossed, though.)
G-Liner is a 62-year-old bus company founded by the De Guia family in 1956. It has over 100 buses in its fleet.
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.
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