SMC Tollways shifting to cashless toll payment to limit hand contact

Updated Dec 11, 2020 | Same topic: RFID (Autosweep & Easytrip)

Skyway, NAIAX, and SLEX are set to be cashless by October this year.

Cashless toll payment is soon to be completed by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) in all of its tollways by January 2021. SMC President and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said its SMC tollways will offer free installation of RFID stickers to everyone who wishes to use its tollways.

The initiative was recommended by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) through the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

With cashless toll payment, direct hand contact will be limited and social distancing will be maintained amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Ramon S. Ang in a crowded room

SMC President and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang

The first phase of SMC Tollways plan covers the elevated section of the Skyway, NAIAX, and SLEX and will take effect ‪‪starting October 15 this year. The second phase will cover the at-grade sections of the three tollways and include STAR Tollways in southern Luzon and TPLEX in northern Luzon starting January 2021.

“We are committed to protecting motorists and our tollway operators and ensuring that everyone’s health is safeguarded by limiting personal contact and going 100 percent RFID on toll roads that we operate,” said Ramon Ang, president of SMC.

Here is the list of RFID installation areas as of June 11, 2020:

Skyway

  • Bicutan CSC
  • C5 CSC Southbound
  • Petron Commerce Ave.
  • Petron C5
  • Petron Dasmarinas
  • Petron NAIAX
  • Shell Magallanes
  • C5 Toll Northbound
  • NAIAX Main Toll Plaza A&B
  • Old NAIAX-Drive Thru
  • Skyway Main Toll Plaza (Northbound)

>>> Related: Increased toll fees applied for popular expressways in the Philippines in 2020

SLEX

  • Ayala Greenfield
  • Silangan CSC
  • Southwoods (Northbound and Southbound)
  • Sta. Rosa (Northbound)
  • Cabuyao Toll Plaza (Southbound)
  • Susana Heights
  • Petron San Pedro
  • Shell Mamplasan
  • Shell Putatan
  • Petron Evia
  • Eton (Northbound)
  • Filinvest
  • Mamplasan (Northbound and Southbound)

>>> Related: SLEX Traffic Advisory: Latest traffic updates, Toll rates, Rules & Regulation

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STAR Tollways

  • Star Toll Lipa CSC
  • Petron Lipa
  • Petron Malvar

TPLEX

  • Tarlac CSC
  • Petron Pura NB
  • Petron Pura SB
  • Carmen Toll Plaza
  • Pozorrubio Toll Plaza
  • Tarlac Toll Plaza

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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