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NLEX to Reopen Cash Lanes as RFID Shift Comes Under Fire

It's meant to address RFID woes.
by Arianne Merez
Dec 14, 2020
Photo/s: Twitter/Valenzuela City Government

Cash lanes at NLEX will be reopened, the highway operator said after cashless toll collection using the RFID system drew the ire of motorists and local officials.

The return of cash lanes came as authorities prepared for the holiday rush.

“We will be opening cash lanes in all toll plazas during this transition towards 100% cashless transactions," NLEX president J. Luigi Bautista said in a statement.

A “barrier up” procedure will also be implemented in RFID lanes, NLEX Corp said. This means that lane barriers are kept raised and motorists need not stop even if scanners cannot read their RFID stickers.

Earlier, Valenzuela City suspended the business permit of NLEX Corp due to faulty RFID sensors that worsened traffic in the city.


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