Authorities are coming up with different ways to further prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Highway tolls are now slowly adapting to the new normal as it shifts to integrate a cashless toll transaction.
According to the Department Order 2020-012 signed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) is now tasked to transition its tolls into a fully electronic toll collection system.
Remember to always top-up your RFID to avoid inconvenience
“We carry with us a burden of ensuring that our transport facilities will not be a transmission vector of the disease, while at the same time, providing an efficient system of public transport,” said DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade.
For this reason, the City Government of Bacoor in Cavite released a public advisory on its Facebook page saying that the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) will implement a fully electronic toll collection system starting November 3, 2020. The management reminds motorists to avail of the Easytrip RFID to avoid inconvenience.
Motorists can have their RFID installed at either Cavite Customer Service Southbound located near the Southbound Lane to Cavite before Paranaque Toll Plaza or Cavitex Customer Service Northbound located near Northbound Lane to Manila before Paranaque Toll Plaza.
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Public Advisory from the City Government of Bacoor
In addition, motorists can also avail of the Easytrip card via e-commerce platforms such as Lazada and Shopee. Buyers would be required to pay for the initial Php 500 load to get started.
The City Government of Bacoor hopes that the cashless transaction will eliminate the person-to-person contact in tolls. The only request by motorists is to further improve the sensors in CAVITEX tolls as they may cause heavy traffic, especially during rush hours.
The full electronic toll collection system will soon be implemented in North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), South Metro Manila Skyway, Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), among others.
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