New TNC “Hype” launched
Hype Transport Systems Inc., the newest Filipino Transport Network Company (TNC) held “Hype Fest” at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, last Sunday October 14th, 2018. Formally announcing to the public and media their operations going into full swing. The event brought together prospective drivers and operators to a one stop shop where they could apply to be an operator of a HYPE Sedan or HYPE Taxi and at the same time get special discounts and promos available to drivers and operators at booths of Hype’s partners.
HYPE Transport is a free download ride hailing app for both iOS and Android smart phones and boasts of lower rates for passengers and higher earnings for driver/operators. The commission that Hype deducts from the Sedan driver/operator starts at an industry low 15% and diminishes to 5% in increments depending on the number of trips. The more trips, the lower the percentage deduction by Hype. The booking fee for Hype partner Taxis start at P20 for trips on top of metered cost between P40-100 to as high as P60 on top of trips costing as high as P301 and up.
Mr. Nicanor Escalante, President, HYPE Transport Systems, Inc. says ”When we first envisioned HYPE, we had a vision to provide the Filipino riding public a viable choice. We wanted Filipinos to have the power to choose the most affordable, the safest, the most convenient and with the most number of transport options available.”
Words and Photos by Neil