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Toll Regulatory Board will finally trial contactless-only payment

We are slowly bidding farewell to the cash lane

Remember to adjust your RFID stickers and top up your cards before September 1. PHOTO BY JUSTIN YOUNG

For what felt like an eternity, the shift to 100% cashless transactions at tollbooths was initially promised in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting September 1, the Toll Regulatory Board will finally conduct a dry run of this program at select entrances and exits.

If anyone remembers, the Department of Transportation first announced the cashless revolution for all expressway tollbooths on August 13, 2020. Due to criticisms regarding RFID scanning errors, the program was pushed further until January 29, 2021, but nothing concrete came up until now.

After evaluating 852 toll lanes along the various expressways in Luzon, 717 have passed the 98% readability rate, while the remaining booths will maintain their cash lanes until full ETC conversions are complete.

Fingers crossed for a more streamlined toll experience. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Here is the list of tollbooths that will go cashless for Easytrip and Autosweep users:


  • North Luzon Expressway
  • Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway
  • Cavite-Laguna Expressway
  • Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (C5 Southlink)
    • Taguig
    • Merville


  • NAIA Expressway
  • South Metro Manila Skyway, Stages 1 and 2
    • Skyway Elevated Alpha and Bravo
    • C5
    • Nichols
    • Merville (exit only)
    • Bicutan (entrances only)
    • Sucat (exits only)
    • Alabang (exits only)
  • South Luzon Expressway
    • Filinvest
    • Alabang
    • Mamplasan (northbound only)
    • Santa Rosa (northbound only)
    • ABI
    • Cabuyao (southbound only)
    • Silangan (southbound only)
    • Batino (southbound exit only)
    • Calamba (northbound exit and southbound entrance only)
    • Calamba-Turbina (southbound exit only)
    • Calamba-Turbina A (northbound entrance only)
    • Calamba-Real (northbound entrance only)
    • Canlubang (southbound entrance only)
  • Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway
  • Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3
    • Buendia (northbound entrance and southbound exit only)
    • Plaza Dilao (southbound entrance only)
    • G. Araneta (northbound entrance only)
    • Quezon Avenue (all except southbound exit)
    • Del Monte (northbound entrance only)
  • Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway
    • Victoria
    • Pura
    • Anao
    • Pozorrubio
    • Rosario
  • STAR Tollway
    • Santo Tomas (northbound and southbound entrances only)
    • Tanauan (northbound entrance only)

Justin Young

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