PLUS RFID opens for public pilot in Penang and Kedah on December 15 – uses credit and debit cards
It appears that Touch ‘n Go isn’t the only one in the RFID toll payment game, as PLUS has announced that it too is introducing such a system. The highway concessionaire will be opening a public pilot on December 15 at limited locations in Penang and Kedah.
The PLUS RFID system differs from the Touch ‘n Go’s in terms of the method of payment. While the latter uses the Touch ‘n Go eWallet that needs to be topped up, PLUS’ product is tied to the user’s debit or credit card (including American Express charge cards), and debits the toll charge straight from their account.
At the moment, the pilot will be conducted at four locations – the Penang Bridge toll plaza, the Kubang Semang and Lunas toll plazas on the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE) and the Jitra toll plaza in Kedah. Users will be able to go through the same RFID lanes as Touch ‘n Go RFID users at these tolls, and PLUS has also confirmed that the Penang Bridge RFID lane will be exclusive to PLUS users for the time being.
The fitment centres are located at the Penang Bridge tolls and the PLUS Section N3 office in Kubang Semang. The company said that it will prioritise the use of windscreen stickers, as it believes this is the optimum location for the RFID system; headlight stickers will only be used as an alternative in case the former is unusable. The installation is said to take 15 minutes and is free of charge for pilot users.
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