If you use these expressways, be advised
Do you regularly use Cavitex or the newly opened Cavitex-C5 Link Flyover? If so, then be advised: There are imminent changes to the toll collection for both expressways.According to the Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has
It'll probably get worse before it gets better
Expressways aren't necessarily 'express' routes these days, especially in the case of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).If you live south of the metro and you use this thoroughfare regularly, then you understand how fast northbound traffic builds up during rush
Have you tried this new road already?
In case you've been living under a rock, the Cavitex-C5 Link Flyover-or Segment 3A1 of the C5 South Link Project-was officially opened to the public yesterday, July 23. The opening ceremonies were led by the Department of Public
You might need tissue for this one
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. Last month, we joined ABS-CBN and Mazda Philippines in rewarding one very deserving Skyway tollbooth operator for her exemplary work ethic and dedication
A P2-billion project with Ayala Corp.
The Department of Public Works and Highways has announced that the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX)--also known as Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway Link Road--will officially open this Friday, July 24. The new expressway is a "4km, four-lane toll road
Mindanao Avenue to MacArthur Highway
Good news for motorists who live in Valenzuela City. The Manila North Tollways Corporation, the concessionaire for the North Luzon Expressway, has opened NLEX Segment 9, which connects Segment 8.1 (otherwise known as the Mindanao Avenue link) to MacArthur Highway in
Toll-free until January 20
San Miguel Corporation, the administrator of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), has announced that it will open the second section of the highway from Rosales in Pangasinan to Urdaneta, also in Pangasinan, on December 20--just in time for the
Our taxes at work
Department of Public Works and Highways secretary Rogelio Singson recently inspected the ongoing construction of the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway Link Road, which is now nearly 40% finished.The Daang Hari-SLEX Link Road will connect the junction of Daang Reyna
It's time for you to be heard
It looks like the tollway operators of the Coastal Road and the Star Tollway are seeking to implement a toll rate adjustment as soon as the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has announced that it will hold two public conferences next week to
Another measure to curb accidents involving motorbikes
A solon has filed a bill seeking to establish motorcycle toll lanes on major toll roads between Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces to address the growing number of road accidents involving motorcycles.According to Rep. Juan Ponce Enrile Jr. (1st District,
Hopes to complete project by 2014
The operator of the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway is reportedly planning to expand the expressway and to subsequently increase the tollway fees once this is completed."They are proposing to construct two more lanes from Lipa City to Batangas City,"
To be fully operational by November 2013
Construction of the 4km Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway Link Road Project is expected to begin next month following the signing of the concession agreement between the Department of Public Works and Highways and the project's winning bidder, the Ayala Corporation.
To improve traffic flow
Motorists who will be traversing the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and exit either at Dau in Pampanga, or Tipo at the end of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) during the Holy Week will be able to enjoy the express-payment scheme
Let's hope PNoy signs this into law
The House Committee on Ways and Means recently approved four bills that seek to exempt toll fees from the coverage of the expanded value-added tax (VAT)."There's an issue of urgency here. We have to consolidate the bills now. After
Whose side are you on?
Another legislator--backed by his committee in the Senate--has called for the suspension of government's implementation of collecting value-added tax on the use of toll roads.Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr., chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Services, said
One senator does, apparently
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has found an ally in the senate when it comes to the collection of value-added tax (VAT) on the use of toll roads.Sen. Franklin Drilon was quoted saying he is "not in favor of the
Luzon road trips will be slightly more expensive
This is it. The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has published the toll rate inclusive of the 12-percent value-added tax that will be collected starting October 1.Here are the new rates based on the matrix signed by TRB executive director
Another ally of motorists at the House of Representatives
Motorists using toll roads are dreading the arrival of October 1, the day expressway operators are scheduled to start collecting the 12-percent expanded value-added tax. But another lawmaker has filed a bill that will hopefully prevent government from adding a
That's an additional 12 percent on current rates
Motorists taking toll roads will soon have to shell out more cash to get to their respective destinations as government has announced it will start collecting value-added tax (VAT) for the use of the highways on October 1.This means road
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