Nancy March 23, 2018
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that about 100 emergency vehicles will be equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) stickers to make emergency vehicles speech up through the main toll plazas operated and managed by MPTC in the north and the south of Luzon. This will be made possible after MPTC signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with MMDA.
This project adopts the latest RFID technology, a thin RFID sticker that can be used in toll plazas of EasyDrive in North Luzon Expressway (NLE) and Cavitex Expressway will be attached to headlamp or windshield of car. With the RFID sticker, registered government and emergency vehicles can pass through these two expressways without payment.
Danilo Lim, Chairman in MMDA, thanks MPTC that the partnership will help this organization offer real-time whole city service for 17 local government units of Metropolitan Manila. Nlex covers the cities of Valenzuela and Caloocan, while vehicles can easily arrive at other cities like Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Parañaque.
“MPTC aways supports the task that government offers fast and efficient public service. We can help this organization respond and make measure faster when a natural disaster occurs by working with MMDA.” said Rodrigo Franco, MPTC president.
Lim said during the MOA signing held at the MMDA headquarters in Makati City: “With the RFID stickers, our emergency vehicles can pass through gates without rolling windows down and paying for a ticket manually.”