The Metro Pacific Tollways South Management Corp. (MPTC) is adding more Easytrip RFID lanes on CAVITEX, CAVITEX-C5 Link and CALAX as part of its ongoing efforts in transitioning to cashless transactions by the end of the year.
The company said that the conversion started with the closure of 10 modular extension cash tollbooths at CAVITEX’s Parañaque exits and the opening of CALAX’s Laguna Boulevard and Laguna Technopark interchanges in Biñan City, Laguna with fully electronic toll plazas. Apart from that, more RFID lanes have also been added at CAVITEX Kabihasnan and C5 Link’s Merville and Taguig exits.
In a statement, MPT South president and general manager Roberto V. Bontia expressed optimism in meeting their target date for full RFID conversion of the tollroads.
“We fully support the Department of Transport (DOTr), switching to a cashless transaction system. This is one of our contributions in the fight against Covid-19. We are on track for November 2, 2020 following DOTR Department Order 2020-012. Once our tollroads are fully electronic, there will be no more hand-to-hand exchange of cash between motorists and tollbooth cashiers, thus preventing cross-contamination,” Bontia said.
Meanwhile, Easytrip Services Corporation has lowered the cost of the initial load of RFID stickers from P500 to P200. It can be purchased directly at the customer services centers of CAVITEX and CALAX. Alternatively, motorists can avail of the Easytrip Stick it yourself RFID online via Shopee.
Metro Pacific Tollways also accepts Autosweep, the RFID used in SLEX, NAIAX, MCX upon enrollment and activation. Motorists have to bring their vehicles with the Autoweep RFID to any Easytrip installation and reloading sites and top up an initial P200. After that, they will be able to use their Autosweep RFID at MPTC Toll Roads such as CAVITEX, C5 Link, CALAX as well as NLEX, SCTEX 24-hours upon activation.