Non-transferable (but more affordable) E-Pass in the works

Could become operational before end of the year
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Jun 27, 2013

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With the South Luzon Expressway\'s E-Pass costing nearly P2,000 per unit, the public\'s clamor for a more affordable alternative is now being looked at by the South Luzon Tollways Corporation and Skyway O&M Corporation, the operators of the South Luzon Expressway and the Skyway, respectively.

This was revealed by Toll Regulatory Board spokesperson Julius Corpuz at the fifth \"Usapan AAP\" forum hosted by the Automobile Association of the Philippines.

According to Corpuz, the new system will utilize the same technology as the aborted radio frequency identification system that the Land Transportation Office was planning to use for its registration stickers in 2009.

\"Since it will be a sticker, it will be much more affordable and could cost as low as P100 each,\" shared Corpuz.

If the new E-Pass system is approved, this would mean that it can only be used for one car unlike the current E-Pass, which can be transferred from one vehicle to another.

\"That shouldn\'t be a problem since, at about P100 per sticker, a motorist could easily buy another sticker for the other vehicle,\" said Corpuz.

If the RFID E-Pass system passes the scrutiny of the SLEX and Skyway operators, Corpuz revealed that it could be made available to the public before the end of the year.

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