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SCTEX toll system upgrade to be completed this year

NLEX Corp. hopes to finish this year a P162 million toll system upgrade program for the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).
The project, which is expected to boost customer experience for motorists using the SCTEX, includes the upgrading of the radio frequency identification (RFID) system and network switches, the installation of RFID early detection feature, automatic license plate recognition, and contactless card readers.
Also part of the project are the replacement of toll system equipment such as the toll fare indicator, lane status indicator, traffic control gate, automatic vehicle classification device, and loop detector.
NLEX said all toll lanes in SCTEX would be furnished with new toll system equipment this year once the replacement of 46 units of old equipment for 33 toll lanes is completed.
A total of 10 loop detectors and eight traffic control gates in Clark South A, Tipo, and SFEX, and eight automatic vehicle classification devices in Clark North A (Dolores), San Miguel, Dinalupihan, Floridablanca, and Tipo will also be upgraded to facilitate faster and more accurate transactions.
In addition, 10 toll fare indicators in SFEX, Tipo, Clark South A and Tarlac will be replaced for better viewing of tollway fees, while 10 lane status indicators in Clark South B, Tarlac, and SFEX will be changed for greater visibility especially for those driving at night.
“These comprehensive and integrated enhancements are part of our goal to serve our motorists more efficiently,” NLEX president and general manager Luigi Bautista said.
The RFID lanes in SCTEX have already been equipped with upgraded RFID early detection feature and contactless card readers since 2020.
Initial implementation of the automatic license plate recognition was also done in Tarlac Toll Plaza.