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Pamasahe at presyo ng ilang bilihin, posibleng maapektuhan kung tataas ang singil sa toll

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

FILE PHOTO: Ang pila ng mga sasakyang magbabayad ng toll fee sa kanilang paggamit ng North Luzon Expressway o NLEX. (UNTV News)

MANILA Philippines – Posibleng tumaas ang presyo ng ilang mga bilihin at maging ang pamasahe kapag naaprubahan na ang petisyon ng mga tollway operator sa Luzon sa Toll Regulatory Board (TRB).

Humirit ng dagdag na 15% ang North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), 33% naman sa South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), 25% sa CAVITEX, habang 16% naman sa Star Tollway

Naglabas na ang NLEX ng breakdown para sa kasalukuyan at hinihinging increase sa toll fee.

Ang dating P45.00 sa mga Class 1 na sasakyan gaya ng kotse ay magiging P52.00 na kapag na aprubahan, P131.00 sa Class 2 gaya ng mga bus mula sa dating P114.00 at P157.00 sa mga Class 3 gaya ng ten- wheel truck mula sa dating P136.00.

Sa ngayon ay wala pang ibinibigay na breakdown sa TRB ang SLEX, CAVITEX at Star Tollway.

Ayon sa Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP), bagama’t maliit na porsyento lamang ang logistics sa presyo ng mga produkto, sigurado na maipapasa rin ito sa publiko.

Ilan sa maaaring maapektuhan ay ang presyo ng mga gulay at poultry products na iniluluwas galing sa mga probinsya.

“Hindi okey, kasi any increases in price hindi okey yan, kasi for private persons your paying for convenience pero yung mga gumagamit ng trucking services yung pagtaas cost will convert sa pagtaas ng prices,” pahayag ni SCMAP Secretary General Norman Adriano.

Kahit ang mga jeep, bus at UV Express ay mapipilitang humingi sa LTFRB ng fare adjustment kung matutuloy ang taas-singil sa tollways.

Subalit ang ilang transport operators, susubukan munang tutulan ang petisyon ng mga tollway operator.

Ilan sa mga apektadong ruta ng mga jeep sa NLEX ay ang Monumento-Marilao, Monumento-Sta. Maria, Angeles-San Fernando at Apalit-San Fernando. Apektado rin ang ruta ng mga jeep sa SLEX na may biyaheng Alabang-GMA Cavite at Alabang-Pacita via Susana.

“Itong pagtaas na ito ay walang tinutungtungan na basehan except lang sa nakasaad sa kontrata nila na pinapayagan sila ng TRB,” saad ni PISTON President George San Mateo.

Ayon naman sa TRB, sisiguruhin nilang susuriing mabuti ang petisyon bago ito ipatupad.

Ang petisyon ay base sa concession agreement ng mga tollway operator na kung saan ay nakatakda silang magtaas ng singil kada dalawang taon.

“Bagama’t may karapatan silang humingi ng pagtaas o pag-adjust ng rates hindi naman po ito automatic. Yan po ay dadaan sa isang proseso na nakasaad sa batas at yan po ay susuriing mabuti ng pamunuan bago sila magbigay ng pagpapasya,” ani Julius Corpuz, tagapagsalita ng TRB. (Mon Jocson / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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C5 South Link segment to open on July 23 – DPWH

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A segment of the C5 South Link Expressway is set to be opened for motorists next month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Thursday.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the construction of Segment 3A-1 is currently being fast-tracked to meet the target date of opening on July 23.

The Segment 3A-1, which spans CP Garcia in Taguig City to Sucat in Parañaque City, is envisioned to decongest the East and West Service roads, as well as Sales Road.

Once the 2.2-kilometer segment opens, Villar said, this will help about 5,000 vehicles easily cross from Villamor in Pasay to Taguig via Fort Bonifacio in three minutes from the current 1.5 hours.

It will have three lanes and two interim toll plazas for both ends of the expressway. A toll of about P20 to P22 is expected once the new segment is opened.

The Segment 3A1 is part of the 7.7-kilometer South Link tollway stretch connecting C5 to Merville, Sucat and Cavite Expressway (Cavitex).

“Usually ‘yung mga taga-South kapag pupunta sa C5, iikot pa sila eh. It would take 45 minutes from R1, they have to pass through a portion of Edsa going to Taft iikot ka pa. Pero ngayon, diretso na ‘yung 7.7 kilometers. Ibig sabihin, siguro in 10 minutes you will be [able to traverse] from Coastal to C5,” Villar said.

The C5 South Link Expressway project is expected to reduce the number of vehicles along Edsa by 50,000. It is expected to be completed by year 2020. (with details from Benedict Samson)

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SCTEX to open 20 more lanes

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Courtesy : NLEX

Travel to and from various parts of northern Luzon will soon become more convenient with the addition of new toll lanes on Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Corp. said 20 additional lanes will be built at Clark North, Clark South, San Miguel, Bamban and Tarlac toll plazas.

One new toll lane each will be constructed at Clark North entry/exit and Clark South B exit while two new lanes each will be added at Clark South A exit and Tarlac entry/exit.

Two lanes will be constructed at the San Miguel northbound entry and southbound exit and another lane to the northbound exit.

NLEx Corp. said the construction is expected to begin in July and will be completed by November this year.

“The new lanes aim to enable speedy toll transactions even during peak hours and holidays when traffic volume on the expressway rises sharply,” said Luigi Bautista, NLEX Corporation president and general manager in a statement.

“The additional toll lanes will help improve SCTEx’s connectivity in its areas, particularly in Clark, which is being positioned as Asia’s next aerotropolis and investment center,” he added.

Aside from new SCTEx toll lanes, NLEx Corp. will also be converting San Miguel (Luisita) into a full interchange to make it more accessible to motorists as it will have complete entry and exit points from both northbound and southbound directions.

The soon-to-open Bamban Interchange will likewise have three entry and three exit lanes providing a direct connection to the New Clark City which will be the main venue for this year’s Southeast Asian Games.

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LIST: Heavy Traffic expected on major tollways next week

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Saturday, April 13th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The operator of Skyway, Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (NAIAX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and STAR tollway is set to implement measures to ease the heavy traffic expected during the Lenten break next week.

SMC Tollways said additional ambulant tellers and traffic patrol teams will be deployed this week as vehicle volume is expected to increase by 10 percent during this season.

Temporary toll collection booths will also be added and all road works will be suspended.

All field personnel will also be required to be on standby and vacation leaves will be cancelled.

SMC said that beginning April 16 (Tuesday) to April 22 (Monday) heavy traffic is expected in the following areas:

Skyway Southbound At-grade 

April 16-18 & 20 (P.M.)

  • C5-Alabang At-grade

April 17 (P.M.)

  • Amorsolo to Magallanes Area

Skyway Northbound At-grade

April 21-22

  • Alabang Viaduct to Skyway On Ramp (Skyway Main Plaza B) Elevated

NAIAX Westbound

April 17-20 (P.M.)

  • NAIAX Main Toll Plaza B

NAIAX Eastbound

April 17-20 (P.M.)

  • NAIAX Main Toll Plaza a

SLEX Southbound

April 17 (P.M.)

  • Calamba Toll Plaza A and B
  • Carmona, Sta. Rosa Exit
  • Eton-ABI Exit
  • Cabuyao Toll Plaza
  • Ayala Toll Plaza

April 18

  • Calamba Toll Plaza A and B
  • Carmona, Sta. Rosa Exit
  • Eton-ABI Exit
  • Cabuyao Toll Plaza
  • Ayala Toll Plaza

April 20

  • Calamba Toll Plaza A and B
  • Carmona, Sta. Rosa Exit
  • Eton-ABI Exit
  • Cabuyao Toll Plaza
  • Ayala Toll Plaza

Northbound

April 21-22

  • Ayala Toll Plaza
  • Calamba Toll Plaza Entry
  • Exits in Filinvest
  • Exits in Alabang Viaduct

STAR Tollway

Southbound April 17 (P.M.)

  • Sto. Tomas Entry
  • Lipa Toll Plaza
  • Balagtas Toll Plaza
  • Sto. Toribio
  • Ibaan-San Jose Interchange

April 18

  • Sto. Tomas Entry
  • Lipa Toll Plaza
  • Balagtas Toll Plaza
  • Sto. Toribio
  • Ibaan-San Jose Interchange

April 20

  • Sto. Tomas Entry
  • Lipa Toll Plaza
  • Balagtas Toll Plaza
  • Sto. Toribio
  • Ibaan-San Jose Interchange

Northbound

April 21-22 (A.M.)

  • Toll Plazas in Sto. Tomas

TPLEX

Northbound

April 17-19

  • Tarlac Central Toll Plaza
  • Urdaneta Toll Plaza
  • Pozorrubio-MacArthur T-intersection
  • Binalonan Toll Plaza
  • Pozorrubio Toll Plaza

Southbound

April 21-22

  • Tarlac Central Toll Plaza
  • Urdaneta Toll Plaza
  • Pozorrubio-MacArthur T-intersection
  • Binalonan Toll Plaza
  • Pozorrubio Toll Plaza

SMC Tollways, together with Petron Lakbay Alalay, will also set up Motorist Assistance Stations at:

  • TPLEX – Petron KM 134 Northbound and Southbound
  • TPLEX Toll Operations Compound Northbound
  • Skyway – C5 and Merville Southbound
  • Sucat Lay-by At-grade Northbound
  • SLEX – San Pedro Gas Station Southbound
  • KM 44 Petron Gas Station Southbound
  • KM 44 Petron Gas Station Northbound
  • STAR – Petron Malvar Southbound
  • Malainin Lay-by KM 92 Southbound
  • Petron Lipa Northbound
  • Lapu-Lapu Lay-by KM 90 Northbound

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