Articles worth reading

Metro News

LRT1 app features contact tracing

account_balanceMetro News account_circleGab Ocampo chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Light Rail Manila Corporation's ikotMNL app features a contact tracing function and provides directions for commuters in partnership with Sakay.ph, according to a report by GMA News.

In a statement, LRMC, the private operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1), said that ikotMNL's contact tracing feature is automated, anonymous, and privacy-first by design.

Passengers may activate the feature via Bluetooth LE technology, which allows detection of other nearby commuters.

LRT1 passengers who may have been in close proximity to someone who later tests positive for COVID-19 will then be notified by the government when the contact tracing begins.

The LRMC has also partnered with Sakay.ph to offer commuters transit directions in Metro Manila, including riding a jeepney, train, P2P bus, UV express, shuttle, or Pasig River Ferry.

Passengers are also given complete information on the estimated time of travel, and directions and instructions on how to reach destinations via LRT1, along with other modes of transport, including walking.

"We continue to challenge ourselves everyday on what we can do for the Filipino commuter. By leveraging on technology and exploring innovation solutions, we hope to continue raising the bar for rail transport in the Philippines and achieve our vision of integrated mobility," said LRMC president and CEO Juan Alfonso.

The LRMC launched the ikotMNL app last year. It is available for both iOS and Android devices.


date_rangeDate Published
4 weeks ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

photo: olympicchannel.com

Saso upbeat as Fujitsu Ladies fires off Friday

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

For Yuka Saso, doing good the last round doesn't necessarily mean an equally fine start in another but the Fil-Japanese ace brims with confidence as she launches her drive for a third LPGA of Japan Tour crown in the Fujitsu Ladies 2020 which gets...

Photo Courtesy of Muntinlupa PIO

Muntinlupa earns positive rating in smoke-free compliance 

account_balanceMuntinlupa chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

In a recent study conducted by the Metro Manila Development Authority and University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication Foundation, Inc. on the compliance level of NCR cities in implementing Smoke-Free Policies, the City of Muntinlupa e...

Navotas has second lowest infection rate

account_balanceNavotas chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

Navotas has the second lowest daily attack rate of coronavirus disease 2019 among the local government units in Metro Manila. According to the OCTA Research group, Navotas slid two spots from 14th place, with an attack rate of 4.9 percent per 1,000 ...

The struggles in 2020 of the casino industry in the Philippines

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 month ago

Do you want to learn more about the challenges and predictions for the gambling industry in the Philippines? Find all answers in this article!

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
San Andres Sports Complex opens quarantine facility DOH vows to contain measles outbreak MMDA to close another EDSA U-turn Hotels allowed to operate at full capacity Travel agencies ask for 'full refund' from airlines LTO releases new motorcycle plates Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature