The implementation of mandatory cashless toll collections in expressways was moved to Dec. 1 from the start of November in response to the influx of motorists still in line to get their RFID stickers, authorities said Wednesday.
There will be no further extensions to the new Dec. 1 deadline, the Department of Transportation said. Transportation Sec. Arthur Tugade wants to avoid long queues of motorists wanting to get their RFID stickers, Toll Regulatory Board excecutive director Abraham Sales said.
Earlier this week, the TRB said expressways operated by the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation and the San Miguel Corporation were ready for 100% automated toll collection by Nov. 2, but would still accept motorists without RFID stickers until at least the end of November.
Here are the expressways that are shifting to cashless or RFID technology:
Metro Pacific Tollways (EasyTrip)
- North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)
- Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)
- Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX)
- C5 Link and the the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)
San Miguel Corp (AutoSweep)
- Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR)
- South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
- Skyway System
- NAIA Expressway
- Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)