Metro Pacific Tollways’ “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” Rolls Out Anew
Introduces latest MPT DriveHub app for motorists
Holy Week 2022 is fast approaching. Which also means vacation and roadtrips are on the board for many Metro Manila dwellers. In fact, traffic data shows that volume should rise between 10 to 15% during Undas season. For a smoother and safer drive, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) is again implementing the “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” (SMSK) from April 8 to April 18, 2022. MPTC is the Philippines’ biggest builder and operator of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Manila-Cavite (CAVITEX), C5 Link Expressway (C5 LINK), and Cavite- Laguna Expressway (CALAX).
13 Years of Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko Program
SMSK, now on its 13th year, is MPTC’s motorist assistance program. It is aimed at providing motorists with a safer and more convenient journey during the peak season. Included in this program are the increased deployment of patrol crews, traffic marshals, security teams, and toll plaza personnel to ensure safety, and provide immediate assistance to motorists.
As in the past, emergency medical services and incident response teams will also be augmented and will be stationed at strategic areas of the expressways. Lane closures and mainline road works will also be suspended from April 8 to 18 unless safety repairs are necessary. Safety and directional signages are put in place to ensure unimpeded travel. Updated traffic information will continually be posted on each of the expressways’ social media accounts, while the MPTC Hotline (1-35000) will be fully manned 24/7 to address immediate customer concerns.
This year’s SMSK will also provide free towing to the nearest exit for Class 1 vehicles, from 6:00am of April 13 up to 6:00am of April 18. “With the easing of travel restrictions, there’s a lot more outdoor activity from the general public. As we return to some normalcy as compared to recent years, we have anticipated this increase volume by fielding additional personnel and offering special roadside services,” said MPTC President and CEO Rodrigo E. Franco.
MPTC Encourages Public to Use RFID
For more convenient travel, motorists are encouraged to use RFID for faster and safer transactions. Those who have no RFID sticker yet may have it installed for free in any of the Easytrip installation sites, and pay the initial load. Existing RFID users are advised to ensure that they have enough load to their travel.
For the complete list of installation sites and reloading options, motorists may visit the Easytrip website www.easytrip.ph or download the MPT Drive Hub app.
The New MPT DriveHub App
MPT is also excited to announce the launch of DriveHub this year. MPT’s DriveHub is an all-in-one travel app available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Plav. Drive Hub integrates three key functions in one: RFID transactions, trip planning, and emergency roadside assistance. Oh di ba? Traveling made easy and convenient talaga with Metro Pacific Tollways! Here are more reasons why you should download the DriveHub app today.
RFID Transactions. Motorists can check their RFID balance and reload their accounts within MPT DriveHub app before they travel on NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, OR CALAX. A toll fee calculator is also in the app to help users calculate how much load they need in their RFID accounts.
Trip Planning. Second key function motorists will enjoy with DriveHub is trip planning. SMSK’s enhanced customer journey services are reflected in MPT DriveHub’s traffic update function. This is to help motorists anticipate traffic conditions ahead. So now you know when it’s best to travel around Luzon. Convenient, right?
Emergency Roadside Assistance. Third key function of DriveHub is the emergency roadside assistance. With DriveHub, you can be assured of such service with just a tap away, 24/7. Just simply log on to your DriveHub App, click on the Help Menu and push ‘Call Emergency Services’. DriveHub users can also send in their concerns through the app like inquiries, complaints, suggestions, and requests.
Hassle-Free Travel with MPT DriveHub
“MPT DriveHub is designed to make access and mobility efficient and easy for our customers. Aside from getting to their destination safely and conveniently, we want them to feel secure that we have these customer-centric services so they can focus on enjoying the journey,” added Franco.
Especially when used in conjunction with MPT DriveHub, preparations made by MPTC are expected to improve traveling public for the coming Holy Week. “The app, the increased manpower deployment, the roadside services identified to respond to our customers’ needs for this coming Holy Week. These initiatives are synergistic. They all come together to create a travel experience that is safer and more relaxing,” closed Franco.
So while we are all excited for the upcoming Holy Week 2022, let’s also prepare ahead for our travels. I enjoyed browsing through the App and I encourage you to download DriveHub App today. Safe travels, HTD Fam!
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