About a week ago, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) rolled out the Easytrip RFID Sticker Caravan, which provides off-site installation at private subdivisions on pre-scheduled dates.
The caravans are set up inside the subdivisions once the homeowners’ association confirms a minimum of 100 cars for installation. Requests are channeled through the official Facebook page of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX).
Top Bikes Philippines has learned that some village associations were only able to get a maximum of 300 stickers at a time. Now, MPT South has decided to stop accepting further requests
“We are overwhelmed by your response to our RFID CARAVAN Program, and we thank you for your support and interest,” reads the MPT South advisory posted on social media. “However, we regret to inform you that we are fully booked and the RFID caravan is a limited engagement only.
“Amin na lamang ipo-process ang mga pending requests na aming natanggap hanggang October 29.”
MPTC is now preparing for the implementation of its Online RFID Reservation and Appointment System, which starts on November 15. This new setup will require applicants to scan a QR code, fill out the registration form online, and choose their preferred date and venue for installation. The system will then confirm the details through email, and send back a reservation QR code that must be presented at the installation venue on the approved date.
We’ve been told that MPTC has received numerous requests from local government units for off-site RFID installations due to the big turnout for the caravan hosted by Mayor Isko Moreno in Manila. Because of this, there now lies a possibility that MPTC will host caravans in other cities soon.
RFID installation will continue beyond the implementation of cashless tollway payments on December 1, to accommodate those purchasing new cars and vehicle owners who live a considerable distance away from tollways and installation sites. And as the supply-and-demand situation for RFID stickers improves, MPTC may resume the caravan in private subdivisions by January next year.
NOTE: This article appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.