NLEX Corp. is working with Easytrip Services Corp. in improving its electronic toll collection systems at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) in support of government’s campaign on cashless transactions for motorists using the expressways.
The NLEX enhancement project includes the realignment and relocation of radio-frequency identification (RFID) antennas/sensors for better read range.
Dubbed as the advanced reading project, this covers a total of 100 lanes from Balintawak to Tarlac/Tipo, 72 of which are for the exclusive use of motorists with RFID stickers, while the 28 others function as mixed lanes which accept both cash and electronic payments.
Recently, NLEX improved the automatic entry matching feature in its toll collection system to reduce the processing of entry lane data from four hours to almost real-time.
It also finished the upgrade of RFID web servers to accommodate the increasing RFID transactions and the modification of toll fare indicators in payment lanes to enable the display of updated balance for Easytrip prepaid accounts.
Toll collection interoperability project was launched in 2017 with the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the DOTr, the Department of Public Works and Highways, Land Transportation Office, Toll Regulatory Board, San Miguel Group, Metro Pacific Group, and the Ayala Group. The agreement states that the toll road companies are required to make adjustments in their systems to enable interoperability and an integrated toll collection.