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TRB adds more toll plazas for contactless-only payment trials

Complaints about failing sensors and tags continue to hound the program

Despite the numerous complaints, more toll plazas have been added to the trial. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Almost a month ago, we shared with you news about the trial of a contactless-only payment system at some of our toll roads’ entrances and exits. The Toll Regulatory Board claimed that this dry run for contactless transactions was doing well.

However, various posts and comments on social media say otherwise. Motorists have been complaining about the failure of sensors to read their vehicles’ tags—and the long queues at tollbooths because of this.

These toll plazas were added to the dry-run program. GRAPHIC FROM TOLL REGULATORY BOARD

As tollway operators continue to fix these niggles, the TRB has announced the addition of more toll plazas for the next batch of trials for contactless toll collection that will begin tomorrow, September 8.

Do note that toll plazas other than those mentioned will still have both RFID and cash lanes. For participating toll plazas, cash payment of toll fees will still be allowed, although motorists will be encouraged to have RFID stickers installed on their vehicles.

Below is a list of the added Autosweep tollbooths that will go cashless during the trial period:

  • NAIA Expressway (NAIAX)
    • NAIAX Road B
  • South Metro Manila Skyway Stage 1 and 2
    • Merville Toll Plaza
    • Sucat southbound and northbound exits
    • Bicutan southbound and northbound entries
  • Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3
    • Buendia northbound entry
    • Plaza Dilao Toll Plaza
    • Quezon Avenue southbound entry
  • South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
    • Eton southbound and northbound entries and exits
    • Cabuyao southbound entry
    • Alabang southbound and northbound entries and exits
    • Batino southbound exit
    • Calamba Turbina A northbound entry
  • STAR Tollway
    • Santo Tomas northbound entry
  • Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)
    • Anao Toll Plaza
    • Pura Toll Plaza
    • Pozorrubio Toll Plaza
Will the sensors and the tags work better now? PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

And just in case you missed it, here is a list of Easytrip and Autosweep tollbooths that have participated (and continue to participate) in the dry run:


  • 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)

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