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Information to Cashless Tollways and Checklist of Taking part Toll Plazas


Cashless tolls began to function right now, September 1, 2023.

Throughout the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, amid considerations unrelated to the virus itself, a major and contentious problem arose in regards to the implementation of full cashless funds for toll charges on Philippine expressways. This plan confronted substantial criticism and was postponed, however it seems that we’re as soon as once more on the verge of coping with it.
The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has lately introduced that ranging from September 1, 2023, one other trial interval for contactless (or cashless) toll assortment might be initiated on expressways, lasting for a length of two months.


Here is my checklist of helpful objects for you and your car:

It’s value remembering that on August 13, 2020, the Division of Transportation (DOTr) issued Division Order No. 2020-12, mandating cashless or contactless transactions for all autos utilizing toll expressways. Initially, this measure was launched to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19 and subsequently to reinforce site visitors movement effectivity throughout the expressways.

Nonetheless, because of quite a few complaints arising throughout this system’s implementation, attributed to numerous constraints and RFID system glitches, the DOTr issued an addendum on January 29, 2021. This addendum permitted autos with out RFID stickers and mandated the presence of money lanes in any respect toll plazas, a coverage that is still in impact right now.

Will the cashless toll assortment dry run be applied in any respect toll plazas?

No. The TRB has launched an inventory of toll plazas that may take part within the cashless toll assortment dry run, including that it’s going to start implementing the scheme in batches.

Tollways that use Easytrip RFID

Consistent with this, the next toll plazas underneath MPTC’s administration will solely be accepting cashless funds:

North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)

  • Ciudad de Victoria Exit (NB and SB)
  • Sta. Rita Exit (NB)
  • Pulilan Exit (NB and SB)
  • San Simon Exit (NB)
  • Mexico Exit
  • Dau Exit (SB)

Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)

Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)

  • Technopark Toll Plaza
  • Laguna Boulevard A Toll Plaza

CAVITEX-C5 South Hyperlink

  • Taguig (C5) Toll Plaza
  • Merville Toll Plaza

The identical goes for expressways underneath the administration of SMC Tollways of San Miguel Company (SMC), in addition to Villar Group’s Prime Asset Ventures, Inc. (PAVI) which accepts funds from Autosweep RFID.

SMC Tollways presently operates the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Southern Tagalog Arterial Highway (STAR Tollway), Metro Manila Skyway, Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX). However, PAVI operates the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX).


Tollways that use Autosweep RFID

Consistent with the TRB’s directive, the next toll plazas which settle for Autosweep RFID as fee might be totally cashless:

NAIA Expressway (NAIAX)

Metro Manila Skyway Stage 1 & 2

  • Nichols Entry
  • Nichols Exit

Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3

  • Del Monte Toll Plaza (NB)

South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)

  • Mamplasan Exit (NB)
  • Silangan Exit (SB)

STAR Tollway

Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX)

Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)


Any toll plazas not talked about within the lists above will proceed to just accept each money and cashless (RFID) toll funds. It’s additionally good to notice that autos with no RFID sticker passing by cashless solely toll plazas might be required to put in an RFID sticker.

As well as, as soon as barrierless toll funds are applied, autos with no RFID stickers or with inadequate balances of their accounts might be monitored by their license plates and might be charged as soon as their car’s registration is up for renewal.


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