MPTC leverages expressways for non-toll revenues

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    Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) has ventured into the non-tollway business to generate new revenue streams amid the pandemic.

    MPTC, which operates the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway and the Manila-Cavite Expressway, yesterday introduced a new business unit, MPT Mobility with seven new business units offering digitally-driven solutions.

    These include Dibz, One Hub, Southbend Express Services, NLEX Drive & Dine, Easytrip Services Corp. and Spot On advertising which is set to be online soon.

    Dibz is a smart parking services group that offers pre-booked parking, valet services, parking management and Dibz Shop.

    Spot On advertising provides out of home (OOH) advertising opportunities. The company projects lined up for OOH advertising include digital and smart LED signage backed with data analytics along the high-visibility thoroughfares of EDSA, C5 and Roxas boulevard to deliver more effective ad placement results, MPTC said.

    NLEX Drive & Dine, the NLEX southbound commercial hub, hosts fast foods, full dining restaurants and drive-through dining, one-stop shops for local merchandise and delicacies, premium brand stores and discount outlets, and fuel stations.

    The company also has 900 personnel deployed for Southbend Express Services, which offers services such as manpower for general and maintenance services, roadway systems products and services, water services and traffic and auxiliary works on road network operations.

    Some of the projects in the pipeline are fiber optics communication interface, smart cities and intermodal terminals that answer multiple mobility requirements, the company added.

    Easytrip Services, the most identifiable brand in the group, is an account management company that manages MPTC’s electronic toll collection system.

    For the long term, Easytrip is a solutions provider and integrator of innovative smart
    One Hub is MPT Mobility’s centralized customer response organization that responds to service concerns in all the digital touchpoints of MPTC. The service provides customer listening tools such as real-time chat on website, portal or app touchpoints. – Myla Iglesias