The Toll Regulatory Board announced on Friday that Easytrip RFID users can now register in Autosweep tollways or San Miguel Corporation tollways starting January 15, 2023, as part of efforts to streamline tolls.
A GMA News report quoted Toll Regulatory Board Spokesperson Julius Corpuz saying “this is the second phase of the toll interoperability project.”
The third phase aims to roll out a “one wallet” for tollways, the official said.
Easytrip subscribers are those who use the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Cavitex, Cavite–Laguna Expressway (CALAX), and C5 link.
Autosweep tollways, meanwhile, include the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), STAR, NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), Manila–Cavite Expressway (MCX), and Tarlac–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway (TPLEX).
Some 20,000 Easytrip RFID users have already registered, Corpuz said, and he is expecting the number to increase.
They have so far not encountered problems regarding Autosweep stickers being read in Easysweep tollways. He is hoping that in the future, transactions in tollways will be cashless.
“We are doing all the necessary testings at lahat ng uri ng ganyan ay ating iniimbestigahan sa ano talaga ang dahilan, unreadable tags. Hindi naman nangangahulugan na hindi maganda ang operability phase.”