Skyway Stage 3 is still free to use until TRB approves proposed toll fees

The agency is still studying the rates
by Leandre Grecia | Feb 1, 2021
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We’re now in the second month of 2021, but it appears we still have no official word on how much the toll fees for Skyway Stage 3 will be. Well, it looks like we might have to wait a bit longer until we get a confirmation on that, and frankly, we don’t mind.

Toll fee status for Skyway Stage 3 

The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) recently announced that the proposed toll fees for Skyway Stage 3 are still pending approval, which means passage through the new elevated expressway will remain toll-free until further notice. This should be welcome news among motorists who’ve been regularly using the toll road since it became operational.

TRB spokesperson Julius Corpus recently told Balitaan sa Maynila that the agency is still thoroughly evaluating the proposed rates for the San Miguel Corporation-operated tollway. “Sinusuri po naming mabuti ang lahat ng mga konsiderasyon upang kapag nagbigay na ng approval ang ating pamunuan kung magkanong toll fee ang kokolektahin ay ito’y sana’y maging katanggap-tanggap at reasonable para sa ating mga motorista,” he said.

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He also reiterated that until the TRB has officially approved the rates, San Miguel Corporation, the operator of Skyway Stage 3, will still not be allowed to collect any fees: “Hangga’t di pa po nag-i-issue ng formal approval ang ating pamunuan dito ay hindi ho rin sila pwedeng maningil pa.”

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Skyway Stage 3 Estimated Toll Fee

The Skyway Stage 3 officially opened on January 15, 2021, and was initially expected to be toll-free for the first month of the year. Recent documents released by the TRB suggest that a one-way, end-to-end trip through the tollway might cost P274, so at least we already have an estimate of just how much the toll fees would actually be.

We’ll keep you posted on any updates, but for now, enjoy the toll-free access to Skyway Stage 3 while it lasts. Have you used the new expressway already? Let us know what you think about it in the comments.

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