PLDT-owned fintech firm PayMaya and toll operator Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) have collaborated to enable the acceptance of contactless card payments in North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex).
Motorists traversing NLEX can now pay their tollway fees by tapping their Beep, and Mastercard contactless debit, prepaid and credit cards including their Smart Mastercard powered by PayMaya. Acceptance for Cavitex will commence soon.
Consumers will also be able to pay at MPTC tollroads with their Visa contactless debit, prepaid and credit cards this year.
PayMaya Business powers the end-to-end acceptance of contactless card payments at NLEX and Cavitex. This is the first-of-its-kind payment acceptance initiative for tollways in the country, the company said in a statement.
The is expected to further strengthen the electronic toll collections of MPTC expressways, enabling faster and more convenient cashless transactions for consumers. This step also ushers the interoperability in MPTC toll roads where motorists and vehicle owners can use just one prepaid payment card to pass through NLEX and Cavitex.
“We hope that this collaboration with MPTC will further enhance the customer experience of motorists and consumers who rely on NLEX and Cavitex for their day-to-day travel,” said Orlando Vea, president and CEO of Voyager Innovations and PayMaya.
“We continue to be ahead of the demands of our motorists in terms of providing an excellent customer service in line with the digital age. Partnering with PayMaya and making its technology accessible in both NLEX and Cavitex enables interoperability between both toll roads, matching the expectations of road users when it comes to convenience, efficiency, and time savings,” said Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation President and CEO Rodrigo Franco.
The partnership launch was witnessed by Manny V. Pangilinan, chairman of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). MPTC is a subsidiary of MPIC.