MANILA – More toll plazas in Luzon's expressways will implement cashless collection for the second batch of the two-month dry run starting Sept. 8, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has said.
The TRB, an attached agency of the Department of Transportation, said the dry run is a "necessary procedure" to ensure the readiness of tollway concessionaires and operators of expressways for the smooth and efficient reimplementation of the program.
In an advisory Tuesday, the TRB listed the additional toll plazas participating in the dry run as the following:
NAIA Expressway (NAIAX)
- NAIAX Road B
South Metro Manila Skyway Stage 1&2
- Merville Toll Plaza
- Sucat SB and NB Exit
- Bicutan SB and NB Entry
Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3
- Buendia NB Entry
- Plaza Dilao Toll Plaza
- Quezon Ave. SB Entry
South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
- Eton SB and NB Entry/Exit
- Cabuyao SB Entry
- Alabang SB and NB Entry/Exit
- Batino SB Exit
- Calamba Turbina A NB Entry
- Sto. Tomas NB Entry
Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)
- Anao Toll Plaza
- Pura Toll Plaza
- Pozzorubio Toll Plaza
Only selected toll plazas will participate in the dry run implemented in batches.
The dry run for cashless toll collections on selected toll plazas began on Sept. 1.
Non-participating toll plazas will continue to collect tolls through RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) lanes and cash lanes.
In an earlier interview, TRB spokesperson Julius Corpuz said the initial implementation of the dry run is going well.
He said motorists with no RFID stickers would be directed to a location where toll fees would be paid in cash.
Cash payment of toll fees is still allowed during the dry run but motorists are encouraged to switch to RFID for a faster and more convenient entry and exit at the toll plazas. (PNA)