On Monday, May 9, millions of Filipinos are set to elect the new leader of the Philippines for the next six years and Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), along with joint venture partner PEA Tollways Corporation (PEATC) under the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), gears up for the expected motorist surge as public are bound to go out, take the roads, and get to the polling precincts to cast their vote.
The toll road company anticipates traffic increase along its toll road network Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX) and CAVITEX C5 Link during the rush hours of Friday, May 6, 2022, up to Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
Lane closures and mainline road works, unless safety repairs are necessary, will be suspended during the peak season to ensure smooth flow of traffic. Moreover, CIC will also continue to provide 24/7 motorist assistance for safer and more convenient journey of travelers. Customer Service Centers and its hotline 1-35000 will be attended 24/7 for roadside assistance and motorists’ concerns.
"Many voters are expected to hit the road and come home this election week to cast a vote for their candidates. This coming election day, always remember to vote wisely and drive safely. Aside from having a list of who to vote for, we strongly advise our motorists to include BLOWBAGETS car checklist before driving off," said Mr. Raul L. Ignacio, Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation’s President and General Manager.
BLOWBAGETS, a handy mnemonic popularized by the PNP-Highway Patrol Group, is a proven car checklist reminder before hitting the road to prevent vehicular accident and breakdown. It stands for battery, lights, oil, water, brakes, air pressure, gas, engine, tires, and self.
CIC also encourage motorists to use Easytrip RFID to avoid long lines at cash lanes. Those who have no RFID yet may have it installed for free in any of the Easy trip station and paying the initial load of P200.
Existing users are advised to reload their Easytrip RFID account and ensure positive load balance to avoid inconveniences at toll plazas. Motorists can also monitor the latest traffic update, and reload their RFIDs using MPT Drive Hub app.
MPT Drive Hub is an all-in-one travel app available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Drive Hub integrates three key functions in one: RFID transactions, trip planning, and emergency roadside assistance.
Last April 29, the toll road company recorded over 173,000 traffic count in CAVITEX, the highest since the start of the year.
Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road development arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). Aside from CAVITEX, MPTC’s domestic portfolio includes the concessions for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the NLEX Connector Road, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.