Yay or Nay: Some Skyway Exits to Be Made Exclusive to RFID Users
Might be time for you to get an RFID sticker.
(SPOT.ph) Those living in the South know the pains of driving and commuting to and from the office every day, especially if they work in Makati or Ortigas. For many, the Skyway offers a faster, more convenient route to bypass congested roads in EDSA. But an advisory from the Skyway management revealed that the Dona Soledad and Dr. A. Santos Avenue exits of the roadway will soon be made exclusive to RFID users.
Soon really @SkywaySOMCO? When?! How about those non-RFID residents of Paranaque? Or those visiting Cemeteries during All Souls Day & other events? So those non-RFID motorists shall be forced to take @OfficialSLEX ? @SouthSnippets @alabangbulletin @pgeluz @atingkultura @bayanmo pic.twitter.com/Gl8t6OM1ut— Komiks13 ????????????? (@Komiks13) December 26, 2018
According to the Skyway management, the new policy will be implemented to encourage motorists to use get the RFID sticker, which will, in turn, decongest the roadway's exits.
The advisory regarding the policy reads "Soon," but no announcements about the effectivity of the policy has been made as of writing.
Consider this advance notice to Skyway Managememt: I will send an official letter to you regarding your plan to make sucat & bicutan exit exclusive to RFID users. My constituents and I were not sufficiently consulted on this. No traffic plan has been presented.— Ruffy Biazon (@ruffybiazon) December 26, 2018
In a Twitter post, Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon says he's reaching out to the management to address concerns about the new policy, saying it lacks consultation.
The RFID sticker uses radio frequencies to easily transmit data, making toll fee collection easier. Motorists can apply for an RFID through their reloading and installation sites. Those using the e-pass can also migrate to RFID and transfer their remaining balance.