Don’t have Easytrip RFID yet but don’t want to wait hours in line to get one? Don't worry too much as you can still use NLEX, SCTEX, and other tollways operated by Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) even after November 2.
Following San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) announcement that the Autosweep RFID installation deadline has been extended to November 30, the MPTC has announced that vehicles passing through NLEX, SCTEX, and its other tollways may still get an Easytrip RFID at toll booths. And yes, you could even get one after the deadline set by the Department of Transporation (DOTr) of November 2.
According to a statement by MPTC, motorists that have yet to get Easytrip RFID stickers may do so on the day of their trip if they are traveling after the November 2 deadline. More importantly, they will still be allowed to pass through all tollways operated by MPTC (NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, C5-Link, and CALAX) without an RFID. However, they will be directed to installation lanes at toll plazas where they can have their Easytrip RFID stickers installed.
For that, motorists will have to prepare PhP 500 for the initial load. Meanwhile, the RFID stickers themselves will remain free. There is a charge for passing through the tollways, which will be deducted from the initial load.
Together with the drive-through installation lanes at entry toll plazas, MPTC will continue to operate its off-site installation and reloading sites after November 2. That will allow vehicle owners to have their Easytrip RFID sticker installed even before hitting the expressways.
With this announcement, you no longer need to rush to get an Easytrip RFID installed. You can do so during your next trip out of town but do expect heavy traffic at these install-as-you-go toll gates.
Meanwhile, SMC is firm that November 30 will be the absolute final date to get an Autosweep RFID. Afterward, vehicles without RFID stickers will not be allowed to pass through any of their toll roads (SLEX, Skyway, NAIAX, TPLEX, and STAR tollway).