Operators ready for cashless toll by Dec. 1 — regulator


THE TOLL Regulatory Board (TRB) on Wednesday said toll operators are ready to enforce cashless transactions starting Dec. 1 amid a coronavirus pandemic.

Toll plazas with almost 800 toll lanes are ready, TRB Executive Director Abraham P. Sales told an online news briefing.

He said about 3.2 million radio-frequency identification (RFID) stickers have been installed on vehicles.

“Toll operators have a capacity to install 30,0000 a day. They have sufficient stocks,” Mr. Sales said.

Romulo S. Quimbo, Jr., NLEX Corp. senior vice-president for communications, said the company expects more vehicles with RFIDs by Dec. 1.

“For motorists who don’t have the time, we will continue to install RFID stickers on a walk-in basis,” he said. RFID installation will continue after the deadline.

Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope O. Libiran said the Dec. 1 deadline is only for toll operators to comply with the 100% cashless payment. “This is not a deadline or ultimatum for motorists,” she said in Filipino.

The government is implementing cashless toll payments at expressways to contain a coronavirus pandemic. The plan was supposed to start on Nov. 2. — Arjay L. Balinbin

Leave A Reply

Enter Your Information Below To Receive Free Trading Ideas, Latest News, And Articles.

Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us and our affiliates. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!