CCLEC to give motorists more time to get RFID tags for CCLEX
Motorists who frequently take the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) will still be able to pay in cash when using the 8.9-km bridge.
This comes after the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) recently announced that they will delay the full implementation of Easytrip RFID on the expressway. The decision to move the implementation to a cashless system was done in order to give more motorists time to get their RFID tags on their vehicles.
“We want to address the strong clamor of many motorists to continue to allow them to pass CCLEX while they are complying with our RFID registration and installation. This is also to prevent long queues of motorists in our Customer Service Centers who might be in a rush to get the RFID stickers,” said Allan Alfon, president and managing director of CCLEC.
Originally, the company said that they will make the switch to full RFID implementation on October 1, 2022. But since CCLEC has decided to delay its use, they will instead announce the change to full electronic toll collection at a later date.
With the mandatory use of RFID deferred, the company appeals to motorists to get their CCLEX RFIDs now for a quicker and more seamless driving experience when using the expressway.
“Our CCLEX is designed to operate as an all-electronic toll collection system for a faster and seamless experience when using our modern expressway. This full RFID system is also for the safety of our motorists. We would like to appeal to everyone to get their CCLEX RFIDs now for a faster and seamless CCLEX drive,” added Alfon.
CCLEC started the free installation of CCLEX RFIDs as early as December 2021. It now has registrations of more than 90,000 vehicles. MPT Mobility, the digital arm of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), developed the MPT DriveHub app that CCLEX users can use to load and reload their RFID accounts. With MPT DriveHub, motorists can easily register or link their RFID account by simply scanning their CCLEX Card QR Code or inputting their CCLEX Card Number, or registering via email.
Alternatively, motorists who prefer to reload their RFID tags via cash can also visit the CCLEX Customer Service Centers (CSC) conveniently located on both sides of the expressway near the toll plaza. Motorists can even reload via debit card, credit card, Maya, or Gcash at CSCs.
Motorists can also have their CCLEX RFID installed at the CSC. Walk-ins are accepted but for faster transactions, motorists can register ahead through cclex.com.ph and just present their registration QR code to the installer. The installation of RFID tags on vehicles is free.
In case you don't have an RFID tag yet for CCLEX, now is the best time to get one before they fully implement the electronic toll collection in the expressway.