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SMC boss seeks further extension of RFID installation deadline

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang is asking the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to allow the toll operators to keep the cash lane open until February because of the large volume of vehicles that don’t have the RFID stickers yet.

SMC to open 100 add’l RFID sites to meet surge in demand

SMC had noted a larger-than-expected spike in applications, particularly from non-regular users hoping to beat the deadline.

DOTr: No further deadline extension for RFID scheme after Dec. 1

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has warned that any delay in the implementation of contactless toll payment scheme would only make motorists and personnel manning the toll plazas vulnerable to the Covid-19.

Cashless toll starts Nov. 2 but motorists without RFID tags can use installation lane

Although all expressways will be implementing cashless toll collections, motorists without RFID stickers will still be allowed entry to the toll plaza but will be led to an area where their vehicles will be provided with the RFID stickers.

SMC extends deadline for motorists to get RFID tag to Nov. 30

SMC emphasized, however, that Nov. 30 will be the absolute deadline. After which, vehicles without RFID stickers will not be allowed to enter SMC-operated tollways including Skyway, SLEX, NAIAX, STAR Tollways and TPLEX.

House to probe RFID tagging scheme of LTO

Lawmakers said there is a need to clarify why transport operators are against the RFID project, which they described as a "money-making scheme."
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