SCTEX toll fees hike starts Oct. 17

October 13, 2023, 8:47 pm

MANILA – The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has provisionally approved new toll fees for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), beginning on Oct. 17.

In a statement Friday, the TRB said the provisionally approved toll fees had undergone "thorough and meticulous review".

"NLEX Corp. had to comply with all the procedures and requirements, including the publication and posting of surety bond, before the Notice to Start Collection was issued on August 16, 2023. These provisional toll rate adjustments shall still be subject to further review by the TRB pursuant to its existing rules," the TRB said.

To mitigate the impact on motorists, the TRB has ordered the implementation of the provisionally approved toll fees in three tranches over three years.

NLEX Corp. filed for toll rate adjustments in 2020 and 2022.

In its letter dated Oct. 6 this year, NLEX Corp. informed the TRB that it intended to start the collection of the first tranche on Oct. 17.

Motorists travelling between Tarlac City to Mabalacat with Class 1, 2, and 3 vehicles will pay an additional PHP25, PHP50, and PHP75, respectively. 

Motorists travelling between Mabalacat and Tipo, Hermosa Bataan with Class 1 vehicles shall pay an additional PHP40, Class 2 PHP81, and Class 3 PHP121. 

Those travelling end to end from Tipo Hermosa, Bataan to Tarlac City will pay an additional PHP65 for Class 1, PHP131 for Class 2, and PHP196 for Class 3. (PNA)