DOTr extends full implementation of the cashless toll system to Dec. 1

Good news to all motorists, especially those who haven’t installed the much-needed RFID sticker on their vehicles, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has rescheduled the mandatory start of the cashless toll collection of highways from November 2, 2020, to December 1, 2020.

Secretary Tugade allowed the extension in order to give motorists, especially infrequent toll road users, more time to comply with the department order, and to prevent the long queues currently being experienced at toll roads in the rush to get the RFID stickers. But, mind you, this will be the last time that we will be extending. No more extension beyond December 1.

By all means, this extension should further ease the tension among the majority who haven’t acquired the said cashless module. As the total use of electronic payment systems in expressways is set to start on December 1, 2020. It is worth noting that the new deadline will no longer be extended.

As per TRB, an attached agency of the DOTr, both highways operated under the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) are ready to implement the said order. Although, the installation of RFID stickers was also extended beyond the supposed November 2, 2020 deadline.

Now, upon recalling, the government agency issued Department Order 2020-012, therefore demanding the full implementation of the cashless toll collection on highways. This strategic plan will definitely go in accordance with the ongoing pandemic, therefore reducing the probability of physical contact.

Do take note that those who failed to conform with this change shall therefore be issued with a citation ticket. That’s why despite the extended deadline, Mark Steven Pastor, DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure, advised that the following motorists should make use of the extended deadline as leeway to have their RFIDs installed on their vehicles as soon as possible.

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