Good news! From Jan. 10, 2018, Jinan accepts bus fare payment via Alipay, the most popular payment gateway developed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Jinan Public Transportation Group announced today, more than five thousand buses allow passengers to pay by Alipay in Jinan.
The company launched a trial run of the mobile payment system on its No K52 route on Sept. 9, 2016. Now the system was extended to over 5000 buses covering 269 routes. In addition, Jinan Public Transportation Group has cooperated with Ibuscloud, Ant Financial, Amap and At Dream to create a digitized, online and intelligent bus system.
Jinan Public Transportation Group is committed to making data run errands for people and serving for intelligent decision-making through “Internet plus Public Transportation”, which will overturn the traditional data islands and information barriers, and generate infinite digital economic value, according to a staff member of the company.
The public transportation is one of the main pillars of urban development. To conform to the national big data strategy, Jinan Public Transportation Group has actively developed new “Internet Plus” structure and ability, gathered more powerful data footstones and built the public transportation infrastructure in an innovative way, injecting Jinan with green and intelligent vitality.