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  • To avoid long queues, motorists using Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) expressways can soon pre-book their preferred date and time for getting RFID stickers through the Online RFID Reservation and Appointment System
  • MPTC operates the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), C5 Link, and Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)
  • Appointment-only RFID sticker installation will initially be opened in selected locations in Parañaque City, Las Piñas City, Pasay City, Taguig City, Bacoor City, Biñan City, Sta. Rosa City, and Valenzuela City
  • More online appointment-only locations will be added in the coming months
  • San Miguel Corp. is already implementing a similar appointment-only enrollment system for the expressways it operates

Users of toll operator Metro Pacific Tollways Corp.’s (MPTC) expressways can soon utilize a pre-booking system to indicate the date and time they plan to get their radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers.

In a statement, MPTC said the Online RFID Reservation and Appointment System (ORRAS) is being launched to provide motorists another means to get their RFID stickers.

To use ORRAS, a customer must scan a QR code to book an appointment date at available installation sites and register in advance, MPTC said.

The customer will then receive via email the QR code confirmation of the exact location, date and time slot, and he or she needs to show the email confirmation at the selected installation site on the appointment date.

MPTC operates the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), C5 Link, and Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX).

Easytrip Corp., which provides the RFID system of MPTC’s expressways, will initially open appointment-only RFID sticker installation in selected locations in Parañaque City, Las Piñas City, Pasay City, Taguig City, Bacoor City, Biñan City, Sta. Rosa City, and Valenzuela City.

The specific locations are:

  • Cavitex Parañaque Plaza Northbound
  • Cavitex Parañaque Plaza Southbound
  • Circumferential Road-5 South Link Westbound
  • CALAX Greenfield (Mamplasan)
  • Shell Pamplona, Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Piñas City
  • Shell Panapaan, Bacoor, Cavite (in front of Puregold Bacoor)
  • Shell Real 2, Aguinaldo Highway, Imus, Cavite (near Maynilad – Welcome to Imus Arch)
  • NLEX Drive and Dine, Canumay West, Valenzuela City

More online appointment-only locations will be added in the coming months.

“The idea is to provide other options for motorists who prefer advance booking to get their RFID stickers and avoid the long queues. All they need to do is reserve their slots online even after December 1 to get their RFIDs,” MPTC-South president and general manager Roberto Bontia said.

Bontia added that motorists can choose their preferred date and time. “For example, you are going to Tagaytay on January 2, 2021 you can choose that day, the location and the time convenient for you, have your RFID installed and off you go,” he said.

To use ORRAS, motorists need to follow these steps to secure an appointment:

  • Scan the Easytrip QR code found on the NLEX, CAVITEX, CALAX websites and social media pages and accomplish the registration.
  • When registration is successful, choose preferred date, time, and location. Motorists are advised to ensure completeness and accuracy of data.
  • Once successful, an email with a confirmation QR code will be sent.

On the day of the appointment, the motorist should bring the confirmation e-mail and QR code. An Easytrip assistant will approach the vehicle and scan the QR code.

Upon validation, the motorist should pay the initial load of P200 for CAVITEX and CALAX, and P500 for NLEX. Once done, an Easytrip RFID sticker will be installed by the personnel.

ORRAS can be scanned by any app scanner from Android and IOS stores.

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) already has an appointment-only enrollment system for RFID stickers for the expressways it operates—Southern Tagalog Arterial Road, South Luzon Expressway, Skyway System, Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway, and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway.

SMC’s RFID system is provided by Autosweep.

Cashless toll collection is mandated pursuant to Department of Transportation Department Order 2020-012, an order issued by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and facilitate passage on expressways.

READ: DOTr requires contactless, cashless toll payments by Nov 2

RELATED: Mandatory cashless toll collection on Luzon expressways starts Dec 1

Implementation of cashless toll collection on Luzon expressways was moved to December 1 from November 1 to give motorists enough time to secure their RFID stickers.

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