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DOTR ANNOUNCES RFID STICKER LANES AT TOLL GATES WILL STAY EVEN AFTER JANUARY 11

4 months ago | Nation | 0 comments

By Bong Garabot

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Wednesday, dedicated lanes for the installation of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags at toll plazas will be maintained by tollways operators even after the deadline for motorists to install RFID tags on their vehicles expires.

In a virtual connference, Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddess Libiran told reporters,
“We have decided to implement a transition period from December 1 to January 11 [2021] and still maintain RFID stickering lanes even after that.”

Libiran said, “Stickering lanes will still be maintained. In fact, lahat ng toll lanes ang commitment ng toll operators may be converted into RFID stickering lanes if necessary.”

Senators Nancy Binay and Grace Poe asked the DOTr to comment on their call to extend the January 11, 2021 deadline for motorists to get RFID tags or stickers installed on their vehicles as the government and toll operators move for a 100% cashless payment scheme in toll roads.

In pursuant to the order of the DOTr in a bid to reduce physical contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic, on December 1, tollways shifted to a fully-digital cashless system.

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