Lawmaker calls for one-ticket system for expressways

To prevent traffic bottlenecks at tollbooths
Apr 23, 2014 Philippine Car News - Solons bats for one-ticket system for expressways

Rep. Aleta Suarez (3rd District, Quezon) wants the different toll operators of the country's expressways to adopt a single ticketing system "to ensure smooth and uninterrupted travel of the public" by filing House Resolution 884.

"The government should require the different toll operators to put in place a single-ticketing system, which eliminates both the need to procure different devices for every operator and the need for several tollbooths, making our road network a bona fide superhighway," said Suarez.

According to the lawmaker, the improvements done on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), and the construction of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) have helped facilitate the transportation of people, goods and services to different provinces. The different toll operators running these expressways, however, "cut off what supposedly should be a smooth and continuous ride for the public."

"The tollbooth stops are where traffic bottlenecks occur, hence negating whatever advantages are offered by these new superhighways," Suarez added.

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