SMSK 2022. MPT Mobility business development VP Mark de Leon, CAVITEX Infrastructure Corp. and MPCALA Holdings Inc president and GM Bobby Bonita, NLEX Corp president and GM Luigi Bautista, and MPT Mobility president and GM Raul Ignacio show their MPT DriveHub app in their mobile phones during the presscon at Novotel on Tuesday, April 5. Photo courtesy of MPTC.
QUEZON CITY – To improve the mobility of the traveling public for the coming Holy Week, the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) rolled out its Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko (SMSK) anew with the launch of its DriveHub app during its presscon at Novotel Ballroom on Tuesday, April 5.
MPTC introduced its all-in-one digital travel companion MPT DriveHub for motorists to use throughout the year. The DriveHub app integrates three key functions: RFID transactions, trip planning, and emergency roadside assistance for motorists traveling through NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, or CALAX.
MPT Mobility business development vice president Mark de Leon said the MPT DriveHub will give motorists its convenience when traveling as it is designed to make access and mobility efficient and easy for their customers.
“The MPT DriveHub is the newest MPTC’s app for our expressways. So, all throughout the year na yan magagamit, yung DriveHub. You can load your RFIDs there, you can see traffic advisories on our tollways,” said de Leon.
As MPTC rolls out its SMSK for this year, it continues to aim at providing motorists with a safer and more convenient journey during peak seasons.
The SMSK 2022 motorist assistance program will be implemented from April 8 to 18.
Through SMSK, MPTC will increase its deployment of patrol crews, traffic marshals, security teams, and toll plaza personnel. Emergency medical services and incident response teams will also be augmented and stationed at strategic areas of the expressways.
Lane closures and mainline roadworks will also be suspended unless safety repairs are necessary. Safety and directional signages are put in place to ensure unimpeded travel.
Free towing services to the nearest exit for Class 1 vehicles will also be provided from 6 a.m. of April 13 to 6 a.m. of April 18.
MPTC president and CEO Rodrigo Franco shared that based on their traffic data, traffic volume is expected to increase between 10 to 15 percent during Holy Week.
“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 in volume,” Franco said
The MPTC executive also encourages motorists to use their RFID for faster and safer transactions. Free installation is also available at any EasyTrip installation sites by paying P200 minimum initial load.
“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 safe and more relaxing,” said Franco.
The MPT DriveHub is now available to download via App Store or Google Play Store.