CCLEX to implement full electronic payment starting October 1

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THE Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) will implement a full contactless toll payment starting Saturday, October 1, 2022, about three weeks from now.

The move aims to enhance motorists’ experience, and this also means that the remaining CCLEX cash lanes will be converted into exclusive radio-frequency identification (RFID) lanes.

CCLEX has a total of 10 toll lanes, four of which presently accept cash to cater to motorists who have yet to get RFID tags for their vehicles.

“Our transition to full contactless toll payment is aimed at providing a more efficient expressway experience to our road users and afford them ease of travel,” said Allan G. Alfon, Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) president and general manager.

CCLEC started partially converting some of the expressway’s toll booths to RFID-enabled lanes last July 1.

With three weeks left before the roll out of CCLEX’s full electronic toll collection system, CCLEC encouraged motorists who already have RFID to reload their accounts online through the MPT DriveHub, an all-in-one travel companion app.

For motorists still using the cash lanes, CCLEC encouraged them to switch to RFID for faster and seamless drive.

RFID reloading options

The MPT DriveHub app is available for free in Google Play Store and App Store. Motorists can install it at https://qrco.de/DriveHubPR-1 to easily track their RFID account and reload in real time via debit or credit card, Maya, and other loading services.

Linking the CCLEX RFID account to the app has also been made more convenient and easier as motorists can now scan the QR code on the RFID card to register.

The OTP (one time pin) verification has also been simplified as it is now sent via text rather than email, for easier and faster sign-up process.

Aside from the MPT DriveHub app, motorists can also reload their CCLEX RFID at the CCLEX customer service centers at the Toll Plaza. It’s open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday for the whole month of September.

Walk-In RFID installation

For motorists who have no RFID yet, they can schedule their installation by going to cclex.com.ph and clicking on the register button.

Walk-ins are also now accepted at the customer service centers conveniently located on both sides near the CCLEX Toll Plaza, and offsite installation stations at Anjo World Theme Park in Minglanilla and Landers Superstore in Cebu City.

CCLEX, now considered the tallest and highest bridgeway structure in the country, is a project of CCLEC, in partnership with the local government units of Cebu City and Municipality of Cordova.

The bridge is seen to not only ease traffic congestion in the metro but also spark socio-economic development in the province, according to a study by the University of San Carlos. (PR)