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Only one RFID needed for expressways starting July

By NICK GARCIA Published Jan 09, 2024 12:32 pm

Good news, motorists!

Starting July, only one radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is needed for the country’s toll expressways, which have two different operators currently requiring two different ones.

“Para doon sa mga gumagamit ng tollways, mayroon silang isang account tapos isang RFID tag na nakakabit sa vehicle,” Alvin Carullo, Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) executive director, told the press on Monday, Jan. 8.

To date, the country’s expressways are being operated by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC).

The former uses AutoSweep, while the latter uses EasyTrip.

SMC is in charge of the following:

  • South Luzon Expressway
  • Southern Tagalog Arterial Road Tollway
  • Skyway
  • Skyway Stage 3
  • Tarlac Pangasinan La Union Expressway
  • Muntinlupa Cavite Expressway
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway

The MPTC, meanwhile, operates the following:

  • North Luzon Expressway
  • NLEX Harbor Link
  • Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway
  • Cavite Laguna Expressway
  • C5 Link
  • Cavite Expressway

Carullo said test runs will be done starting Wednesday, Jan. 10.

The RFID implementation is a means of making tollway transactions cashless in a bid to shorten queues on the tollway plazas.

RFID registration is free and can be done online.