To prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced that it will soon go cashless in all its tollways.
In a statement, SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said SMC Tollways would offer free installation of radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers to public utility vehicles (PUVs) and all types of vehicles that use the Skyway, NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR Tollways), and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX).
The move to go with the use of RFID stickers comes on the heels of the recommendation of the Toll Regulatory Board through the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
The first phase of SMC Tollways plan covers the elevated section of the Skyway, NAIAX, and SLEX and will take effect starting October 15 this year.
The second phase will cover the at-grade sections of the three tollways and include STAR Tollways in Southern Luzon and TPLEX in Northern Luzon starting January 2021.
How and where to get RFID
Getting RFID is convenient and accessible with a scheme called “RFID To Go” where the sticker can be installed at the lanes with a minimum P200 load for Class 1 vehicles and an amount equivalent to farthest toll for Class 2 and 3.
PUVs and fleet accounts may visit www.autosweeprfid.com and follow the steps listed at the website. Supporting documents are not required for all applications, including “RFID To Go” and website-based. For more inquiries, call the Autosweep RFID hotline at (02) 5318-8655.
As of June 11, here are the RFID installation areas:
On the other hand, those who already have RFID stickers can reload at several stations including online facilities such as G-cash and JustPay.To. Motorists can also pay online through select banks including Bank of Commerce, Union Bank, Maybank, Chinabank, BPI, and EON by Union Bank.