ONE SEAMLESS JOURNEY
Date Posted : December 07, 2015
Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) President Jose Ma. K. Lim (center), Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) President Ramoncito S. Fernandez (7th from left) and Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) President Rodrigo E. Franco (7th from right) lead NLEX-SCTEX officials as they wave at media and other guests after the unveiling of the Hollywood-inspired NLEX-SCTEX sign at the SCTEX entry ramp in Pampanga. The NLEX-SCTEX sign promises seamless journey of two linked world-class expressways, following the turnover of 94-km SCTEX to Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) by Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) recently. MNTC is now integrating NLEX and SCTEX’s toll collection system for a faster and more convenient travel for motorists. The integration features a modern toll collection system, which includes dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) tags, and contactless and magnetic cards. MNTC assumes the responsibility for the management, operation, and maintenance for the SCTEX, for the next 28 years or until October 30, 2043. The company now holds a total of 187 kilometers of expressway including the 93-km NLEX.