Single-ticketing system for superhighway network sought

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Monday, April 21, 2014


A RESOLUTION has been filed in the House of Representatives seeking for a single-ticketing system for the country's superhighway network.

House Resolution 884 aims to require the different toll operators to come up with a single ticketing system for the country's superhighway network to ensure smooth and uninterrupted travel of the public.

"The government should require the different toll operators to put in place a single-ticketing system, which eliminates both the need to procure different devices for every operator and the need for several toll booths, making our road network a bona fide superhighway,” said Quezon Representative Aleta Suarez.

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She said the improvements done on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the construction of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) would certainly improve the transportation of people, goods and service across the different provinces.

However, while these massive road networks have enhanced the country's transport system, Suarez said the presence of different toll operators intermittently cut off what supposedly should be a smooth and continuous ride for the public.

"The tollbooth stops are where traffic bottlenecks occur, hence negating whatever advantages are offered by these new superhighways," said Suarez. (Sunnex)

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