SLEX, MCX to collect new toll rates from Nov 3

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South Luzon Expressway.
South Luzon Expressway and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway will start collecting new toll rates from November 3
• On September 13, the Toll Regulatory Board approved the toll rate adjustments for SLEX, following its petitions in 2012 and 2014
• TRB directed the toll operators to implement the hike in two tranches to reduce the impact on motorists

The South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) will start collecting new toll rates starting November 3, as approved by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB).

The TRB greenlit the SLEX increases based on petitions dating back to 2012 and 2014. The companies operating SLEX and MCX, SMC SLEX, Inc. and Manila Toll Expressways Systems, Inc. respectively, announced plans to start collecting increased toll rates in November.

It is the first time SLEX has raised its toll rates since 2011.

TRB directed the toll operators to implement the hike in two tranches amid the high inflation and to reduce the impact on motorists.

Beginning November 3, motorists traveling from Alabang to Calamba will pay an additional P10.00 for Class 1 vehicles, P20.00 for Class 2, and P30.00 for Class 3.

Those traveling from Calamba to Sto. Tomas, Batangas will pay an additional P4.00, P6.00, and P8.00 for Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3, respectively.

There will be an additional P1 to P3 toll fare hike for Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 for MCX, respectively.

MCX’s tollway concessionaire, Ayala Corp., filed its petitions in 2018 and 2020. They will be implementing the first part of the toll rate increases in 2023 and the second part in 2024.

The adjusted toll rates were supposed to be implemented on July 31 and were approved by the TRB, but the tollway operator deferred the collection as a “consideration” to motorists using the MCX.