South Luzon Expressway toll fee to rise by as much as 250%

 

SLEX on Google MapsTraveling via the South Luzon Expressway in June? Better prepare to shell out more than your usual loose change as the toll road's operator is planning to raise toll by as much as 250% next month.

The new toll fees will be collected starting June 16, ABS-CBNnews.com said, after the completion of the rehabilitation and widening of the toll road's Alabang-Calamba segment.

When the adjusted fees take effect, SLEx management will start collecting P2.73 per kilometer from the current rate of 75 centavos per kilometer from motorists driving Class A vehicles.

The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved the toll fee rate hike to allow South Luzon Tollway Corp. to recoup investments spent on improving SLEx.

But before the SLTC can implement its new rates, it will have to complete the construction of toll booths and plaza on SLEx before the end of May.

"If the completion is delayed, the increase in toll fees will also be delayed," TRB spokesperson Julius Corpuz said in the ABS-CBNnews.com report.

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  • webbie May 26 2010 @ 09:43am
    most peeps will choose North Destinations over South like Tagaytay for a weekend escape because of this...
  • Lee Robles Patian May 26 2010 @ 10:12am
    So thats why may commercial ngayon ang metro something investments corporations bragging about their projects. to condition us first to let them look good before spiking the toll fees. woo hoo
  • daimengrui May 26 2010 @ 04:31pm
    Comment ko lang san napupunta yung Road User's Tax at kung ano ano pang tax natin at bakit we're always turning to foreign investments for basic things such as road repairs? Wag mong sabihin na sa debt servicing lang napupunta lahat ng taxes natin?
  • aNthraxx May 26 2010 @ 04:47pm
    IMO..as long as the roads are well maintained and i get my moneys worth i dont mind shelling a few extra bucks....
  • aNthraxx May 26 2010 @ 10:01pm
    mga pips...bayaan nyo na si Boogiecat..kitang kita naman kung ano syang klaseng tao sa pang post nya....not worth to be bothered by him.

    anyway, road,food or gadgets it makes no difference, you get what you pay for, its the reason people pay for a jap car instead of a chinese car. If you feel the road is not worth the amount your paying then dont use it. I for one think its worth it...so ill pay, but of course to each his own.
  • keithdb May 27 2010 @ 10:56am
    may point naman sinasabi ni BC. yung pagdeliver lang nya eh parang laging galit. Back to the topic, the improvements should justify the increase. Kung malaki ang pinagbago ng driving experience mo as compared before, then yes, it is justifiable. otherwise, meh.
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