IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE ONE RFID FOR NLEX AND SLEX?
by Ricardo S. Lazo for Automart.PH
Autosweep is operated by the Metro Pacific Corporation (MPC) while Easytrip is under the San Miguel Corporation (SMC). Being that they are operated by different corporations, it is understandable that they use distinct systems. At present, only vehicles with Autosweep tags can use Easytrip highway operated expressways upon registration with Easytrip offices and not vice versa, as the decision for reciprocity is yet to be finalized.
So, only road users with Autosweep registered under Easytrip can utilize road networks for both SLEX and NLEX bound. In the near future, it is possible that a unified RFID can be used on all expressways.
Here are the following steps to register your Autosweep under the Easytrip domain:
- Proceed to any Easytrip installation site;
- Secure the registration form and fill them out;
- Register your RFID to Easytrip only at selected installation outlets;
- Pay Php 200 for the initial load balance;
- Activation of registration takes 5-7 days to secure Easytrip physical card; and
- Have a 24-hour pass from this unified Autosweep and Easytrip but under different accounts.
Note: if RFID is unreadable, damaged, or lost; it can be replaced. Have the appropriate RFID provider first check the sticker tag for any defects. But if you are experiencing intermittent reading; you can have it replaced. Fill out the RFID Replacement Form and pay the fee.
With this, you must keep in mind that you must still have one of the two RFID systems depending on your route.
For Autosweep RFID, they can be used at the following road passages:
- SLEX (South Luzon)
- MCX (Muntinlupa-Cavite)
- TPLEX (Tarlac, Pampanga-La Union)
Note: MCX is currently owned by Ayala Corporation but it is open to having the 4-kilometer Expressway to Businessman Manuel Villar, Jr. as the Zobel Group of Companies is selling their non-performing assets.
For Easytrip RFID, the passage is only allowed in the following superhighways:
- NLEX (North Luzon)
- SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac)
- CAVITEX (Cavite-Manila)
- CALAX (Cavite-Laguna)
- C5 South Links
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Content Editor Kyle Liong contributed to this story.