Advertisement

MNTC to use beep cards at expressways

Manila North Tollways Corp. said Thursday it will roll out the contactless automated fare collection system at North Luzon Expressway and Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway in the first quarter of 2017.

“It’s in the works. They are currently installing the system. We are targeting first quarter of next year,” Romulo Quimbo Jr., senior vice president for legal, regulatory and government relations of MNTC told reporters. 

MPTC operates NLEx and SCTEx.

Rodrigo Franco, president and chief executive of MNTC, earlier said AF Payments Inc., a consortium led by Ayala Corp. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp., would provide the device for the rollout of beep cards at NLEx and Cavitex. 

AF Payments won the P1.72-billion contract for the automated fare collection system project.

The new system uses contactless smart card technology to upgrade and integrate the ticketing infrastructure for major railways, including Light Rail Transit Line 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit Line 3.

The beep card is the new contactless payment solution developed to make the payment process more convenient across all three rail lines as it allows seamless transfers from one rail line to another.  

The beep card uses a more powerful chip-based system and will serve as an electronic payment solution for day-to-day payments. Beep cards can now use to pay toll on Cavite Expressway.

MNTC earlier completed the P650-million NLEx-SCTEx integration project, which involves the conversion of NLEx and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway toll collection systems into a single one. 

The project  reduces toll collection stops to two, instead of five from Balintawak to Subic and back, and four from Balintawak to Tarlac and back.

Topics: Manila North Tollways Corp. , MNTC , beep cards , North Luzon Expressway , Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway , NLEx , SCTEx
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.
AdvertisementGMA-Working Pillars of the House
Advertisement