17 days ago, we launched Hopia! (http://hopia.ph). The purpose is simple. Hold public transport drivers and operators accountable for the services they render and make them more responsible commodities to the Filipino people. Hopia! can be used two ways. One is to report an erring and/or abusive public transport driver by tagging their vehicle’s plate number and submitting a report. The other way is the result – you can search for records by typing the plate number. Probably you want to check a plate number before getting inside a cab (image shown below).
Currently, Hopia! accepts reports for taxis, buses, jeepneys, and tricycles.
We opted to go for a Facebook account (http://www.facebook.com/HopiaPH) and a Twitter account (http://twitter.com/HopiaPH) as means of advertising and, well, communication with the users but people can also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org should they have questions or comments.
Launch has been successful and there are a lot of updates being worked on but what we really need is everyone’s support. The more people who knows about Hopia!, the quicker we will reach our purpose.
Hopia! Responsible public transport.