The operator of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) has launched the E-Tap card, the first-ever prepaid card toll payment system in the Philippines.
According to the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB), the E-Tap card is more convenient for motorists. Not only does it eliminate the need to look for small bills or loose change, but the faster turnaround time for paying the toll fee will also reduce the queuing time at the toll plazas. Furthermore, the card is transferable and is not dedicated to a specific vehicle unlike the current e-payment systems used by the operators of the North and South Luzon Expressways.
The E-Tap card is reportedly easy to reload and can be secured at a very reasonable price at the Cavitex toll plazas.
The E-Tap payment system is being used as a pilot program of the TRB to help it consider the appropriate interconnected e-payment scheme that can be used by the country's various tollways.
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