Toll operators ink deal for RFID system interoperability test

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 07 2020 09:01 AM | Updated as of Dec 07 2020 09:11 AM

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Vehicles pass through the Balintawak tollway along the North Luzon Expressway in Caloocan City on October 22, 2020, more than a week before tollways go fully cashless on November 2. The DOTR requires tollways to go fully cashless to curb the spread of COVID-19. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Toll operators have agreed to test the interoperability of their RFID systems, the Department of Transportation said Monday.

Government earlier required operators to implement contactless and cashless transactions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Metro Pacific Tollways Corp (MPTC) and NLEX Corp (NLEX) use the EasyTrip RFID tag while the SMC TPLEX Corp. (SMCTC) uses the AutoSweep RFID tag.

The test will be conducted over 14 consecutive days and the steering committee is given 5 days to determine the system's performance, the agency said.

Toll operators are working together for the interoperability of their RFID systems, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) said.

"Yan po ay ongoing project na...May isang sticker at dalawang wallet, meron na pong partial implementation yan," TRB spokesman Julius Corpuz told ABS-CBN's Teleradyo.

(It's an ongoing project...there's 1 sticker and 2 wallets, it has been partially implemented.)

"The final would be 1 sticker and 1 account na mapapatupad din yan hopefully next year sana (that would hopefully be implemented next year)."

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