Tue. May 11th, 2021
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After threatening to file a case against Valenzuela City, the North Luzon Expressway (NEX) Corp. has decided to back off and instead dialogue with the city government on how to resolve the traffic mess caused by the shift to the cashless payment system at NLEX based on the radio frequency identification (RFID) system.

Valenzuela suspended on Monday the business permit of NLEX Corp. over the traffic snarls caused by RFID collection system at the tollgates of the city. This meant that NLEX Corp. cannot collect toll fees from motorists using the expressway’s tollgates at Valenzuela.

Gatchalian told a news daily that representatives from NLEX Corp. and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will meet with him on Monday morning to resolve the issues.

NLEX Corp. had threatened to go to court after its business permit was suspended. But it decided to sent a letter to Gatchalian asking how the suspension order on the company’s business permit could be lifted.

In his reply to NLEX Corp., the mayor said he wants clear and concrete solutions.

“This includes the RFID stickers that easily or immediately wear out; sensors that cannot promptly read RFID stickers; and missing and/or untimely crediting of loads, erroneous  and/or delayed and/or bulk charging of toll fees and display systems installed in toll gates not showing the real time load,” he said. SOVEREIGNPH

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