Expressway operators sign deal on integrated toll collection


Posted at Sep 15 2017 04:19 PM

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North Luzon Expressway. File photo

MANILA - Operators of the different expressways in Luzon will begin integrating their collection systems after signing an agreement to make toll collection seamless, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Friday. 

The DOTr said the companies operating the expressways signed a memorandum of agreement for toll interoperability with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Toll Regulatory Board (TRB), and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) this morning.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the agreement will make traveling more convenient for motorists using the expressways. 

"We have 13 expressways. Hindi po ba common sense na iisang sistema lang dapat ang gagamitin?” said Tugade.

The agreement will allow motorists to use one electronic tag from one tollway to another, while those paying in cash will get only one ticket at entry and pay only once at their chosen exit.

The DOTr said, the electronic toll collection will be implemented immediately while cash payment will take about six months.