Heads Up, Motorists: The Skyway Is Going Cashless Starting October 15
San Miguel is pushing for exclusive RFID-use on all its tollways.
(SPOT.ph) Looks like you may want to get an RFID sticker for your car if you haven't already. The San Miguel Corporation has announced that they will be going 100% cashless on all its tollways, starting with the elevated sections of the Skyway, NAIA Expressway and the South Luzon Expressway on October 15. The at-grade (read: on ground) sections of the three tollways—as well as the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road in southern Luzon and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway in northern Luzon—will go cashless in January 2021.
This move is in line with a directive from the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board to shift to cashless transactions in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19. "We are committed to protecting motorists and our tollway operators and ensuring that everyone’s health is safeguarded by limiting personal contact and going 100% RFID on tollroads that we operate," Ramon Ang, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president, said in a statement.
Free installation of RFID stickers will be spearheaded by the SMC for all motorists that use the following tollways:
- NAIA Expressway
- South Luzon Expressway, Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR Tollways)
- Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)
Both public utility vehicles and private vehicles may avail of the free installation according to the company's statement.
How and Where You Can Get RFID Stickers
Under the "RFID To Go" scheme, private motorists can have stickers installed at the lanes, just note that a minimum P200 load is required for Class 1 vehicles. Class 2 and 3 vehicles, meanwhile, will have to load an amount equivalent to the farthest toll.
You can avail of the RFID stickers at the proper stations along the Skyway, SLEX, NAIAX, STAR Tollways, and the TPLEX. You can also reload your stickers online through G-Cash and JustPay.To. or through banks including the Bank of Commerce, Union Bank, Maybank, Chinabank, Bank of the Philippine Islands, and EON by Union Bank.
For more information on how to get an RFID, log on to the Autosweep RFID site.