Motorists using the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) will have to pay higher toll fees starting November 3, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) announced on Sunday.
According to the TRB, the toll rate adjustments for both expressways were approved after the petitions were filed by the operators. The increases will be implemented in two stages, this year and next year, to ease the burden on the public.
For SLEX, this is the first periodic toll rate adjustment since 2011. Motorists traveling from Alabang to Calamba will pay an additional ₱10 for Class 1, ₱20 for Class 2, and ₱30 for Class 3 vehicles. Those traveling from Calamba to Sto. Tomas, Batangas will pay an additional ₱4, ₱6, and ₱8 for Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 vehicles, respectively.
For MCX, the toll fee for Class 1 vehicles will be ₱18, an increase of ₱1. For Class 2 vehicles, the toll fee will be ₱37, with an increase of ₱2. And for Class 3 vehicles, the toll fee will be ₱55, thanks to a ₱3 increase.
The TRB said the toll rate adjustments were necessary to ensure the viability of the expressways and to allow the operators to recover their investments and maintain the quality of service.
The SLEX is operated by SMC SLEX Inc., a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation. The MCX is operated by MCX Tollway Inc., a subsidiary of Ayala Corporation. Both expressways are vital links for commuters and cargo transport in Southern Luzon.