Monday, September 21, 2020

NLEX, Other MPTC Tollways On Track for 100% RFID Before Government Deadline


Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, the operator of NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, CALAX, MCX, and the C5 Link Expressway is on track to meet the Department of Transportation’s directives for a 100 percent shift to electronic toll collection by November 2, 2020.

According to Roberto V. Bontia, President and General Manager of MPT South Corporation and MPTC’s RFID 100 Task Force Head, some segments of MPTC expressways have gradually implemented the progressive conversion drive, and that around 75 percent of these lanes are already RFID-enabled.

Recently, the Philippine Arena toll plaza, Lawang Bato Northbound Entry, and expansion lanes in Balintawak and Bocaue toll plazas in NLEX have been converted into exclusive RFID lanes. CALAX also opened 100 percent RFID interchanges in Laguna Boulevard and Laguna Technopark in Biñan City, Laguna.

PTC, on the other hand, is transitioning to electronic toll collection system in compliance with the Department of Transportation’s directives, with its lanes on its expressways in North Luzon, Central Luzon, and South Luzon undergoing progressive conversion to make them RFID-enabled by November 2020. 

Minimizing physical contact and going cashless in toll roads has become an urgent priority amid COVID-19, making the the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as the sole payment option.

Click here for the full list of installation sites for the EasyTrip RFID.

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