With only less than a month left before all expressways in the Philippines (mainly Luzon) will switch to a cashless form of transaction, many motorists continue to flock to RFID installation centers to get their vehicles tagged. With it, long lines continue to hound the expressways as motorists scramble to get an RFID tag as soon as possible.
With the pandemic requiring the number of people to be managed, AutoSweep RFID recently announced that RFID installation can now only be done on an on-appointment basis in order to prevent exceptionally long lines at the designated locations. Those interested can access the site by clicking on this link.
Upon accessing the site, users can choose which site they wish to visit to have an RFID tag installed. Afterward, users can select their preferred date to visit the installation site. When that's done, users will then be asked to provide details for their appointment. These include email address, name, plate number, vehicle class, and the time you wish to have your RFID tag installed.
After typing in all of the required fields and clicking submit, the site notified will notify users that they will receive an email notification for the RFID appointment. The online appointment site works on both desktop and mobile devices.
There have been some glitches reported with the system though. Some motorists that needed to book an appointment reported that the website was down; presumably due to the volume of motorists needing to log on. There have also been issues reported with regards to the browser used to access the site; some motorists say that it only worked when they used Firefox and not Chrome.
Hopefully the issues have been addressed because with less than 30 days left before the deadline to phase out cash lanes, the volume of motorists needing to get tagged for SLEX, Skyway, NAIAX, TPLEX, and other SMC expressways will likely rise. As previously reported, any motorist that tries to enter any RFID-only toll gate without an RFID sticker could face a fine to the tune of PhP 2,000 for disregarding traffic signs.