Up to 90% of transactions in toll booths are now cashless
Around 90 percent of the transactions on toll roads were made through cashless transactions via radio frequency identification (RFID) sticker use following the implementation of the full cashless transaction starting this month.
Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) Executive Director (ED) Abraham Sales recently shared that based on the AutoSweep and Easytrip daily report, as of December 8, more than 3.7 million RFID stickers have been installed, compared to 1.4 million when the program just started.
Aside from that, Sales said that there is an improvement in penetration rate since December 1, saying that majority of motorists are now using cashless transactions in passing through tollways.
“Nasa 80-90 percent ng payment transactions ay cashless or RFID. Ang ibig po sabihin, almost 100 percent na ng mga motoristang dumaraan sa tollways ay nakikipag-cooperate sa paggamit ng RFID,” he emphasized.
Further, Sales also noted the decline in number of motorists queuing daily for RFID installation. He said that December 8 posted less than 28,000, unlike the over-34,000 recorded on December 1."Ang latest na report po sa amin ay 27,906 on that day of December 8. Ang kahulugan po niyan, nakakuha na po [ng RFID> ang karamihan ng expressway users," Sales explained.
Moreover, Sales said that Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade gave orders to make sure that the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) will implement measures to resolve the issues that resulted in congestion. One of the efforts that they have is the removal of emergency signages, and converting it into either cash or RFID lane.
Just like before, ambulances, law enforcement vehicles, and other emergency response vehicles will be allowed to pass through any lane.
Photos from NLEX Corporation, Toll Regulatory Board
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