Articles about Toll Roads

In case you missed the memo
If you travel along any of our fine expressways (Star Tollway, SLEX, NLEX, SCTEX, or TPLEX), you are probably familiar with vehicle classifications and their corresponding fees. Keen eyes will also notice a height measurement at every toll booth that reads 7ft6in.
Hooray for our highways
Earlier this month, we reported that a unified toll collection system was coming to our highways. This meant that all those long stretches in Luzon would collect their fees under one scheme, making them interoperable with one another. Last week, that commitment
One ticket to many roads
Our highway system is a bit weird when you think about it. If you live up north, you can purchase an Easytrip pass so you can travel along NLEX and SCTEX cash-free. Venture south of Metro Manila to SLEX, however, and
Known as Daang Hari-SLEX Link Road
If you've gone on road trips to Tagaytay the past few months, you may have noticed a massive development near the Susana Heights exit of the South Luzon Expressway. The road that was being constructed is the Daang Hari-SLEX Link
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
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
At only P200 each
Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, the concessionaire of the Cavite Expressway (Cavitex), has officially launched its newest payment scheme for the 14km expressway system.Called EasyDrive, it makes use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology through a paper-thin, battery-less chip in
Could become operational before end of the year
With the South Luzon Expressway\'s E-Pass costing nearly P2,000 per unit, the public\'s clamor for a more affordable alternative is now being looked at by the South Luzon Tollways Corporation and Skyway O&M Corporation, the operators of
Could this be how we'll pay our toll fees in the near future?
The operator of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) has launched the E-Tap card, the first-ever prepaid card toll payment system in the Philippines.According to the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB), the E-Tap card is more convenient for motorists. Not
As a single electronic collection payment system
Traffic at toll plazas could soon be eliminated, if not reduced, if the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) had its way. The agency reportedly wants the country's tollway operators to adopt the E-Tap card as a single electronic collection payment system."
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.
Have a safe trip
With the Holy Week coming next month, operators of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) have launched an innovative program to assist motorists who will use the highways from April 4 to April 9, 7am to 9pm.
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
Will this be passed on time?
With the expanded value-added tax (EVAT) set to be imposed on the use of Philippine toll roads starting October 1, Rep. Arthur Yap from the third district of Bohol has filed a bill that seeks to spare motorists from this financial
One less thing to worry about this weekend<br />
Motorists will have one less thing to worry about when travelling via the country's main toll roads this Holy Week as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) decided to delay plans to collect value-added tax (VAT) on toll fees.
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