Star toll plazas now RFID-ready

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THE TOLL plazas of the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (Star) Tollway now have RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, allowing seamless travel through the 42-kilometer highway connecting Santo Tomas town and Batangas City. In a statement yesterday, San Miguel Corp. subsidiary Star Tollway Corp., operator of the toll road, said “Autosweep RFID payment lanes, alongside regular cash lanes, are now operational at the toll plazas.” The company said about 58,000 vehicles traverse Star Tollway daily, of which 28% are using Autosweep RFID as payment mode. “We encourage motorists to utilize the Autosweep RFID access as mode to pay their toll fees. This is one of the plans that we are implementing in order to lessen hassle and ensure faster travel. We are more optimistic that with the inclusion of the Star Tollway into San Miguel Infrastructure’s Autosweep RFID system, we will be able to handle vehicle volumes at a faster rate,” the company said. The other tollways operated by San Miguel Infrastructure are: South Luzon Expressway (SLEx), Skyway, and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (NAIAx).