The Toll Regulatory Board approved the collection of an additional P0.51-per-kilometer toll at Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway effective June 14.
Under the new toll matrix, motorists with Class 1 vehicles (ordinary cars) traveling from Mabalacat City (Mabiga Interchange) to Tarlac will pay an additional P20.
Motorists using Class 2 vehicles (buses and small commercial trucks) using the same corridor will pay an additional P40 while Class 3 vehicles (large trucks/trailers) will pay an additional P60.
Meanwhile, motorists traveling between Mabalacat and Tipo in Subic will be charged an additional P32, P66, and P98 for Class 1, 2, and 3 vehicles, respectively.
The petition for toll adjustments was filed by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority in 2011.
Prior to the adjustment, SCTEx toll remained at 2011 level even as infrastructure improvements along the 94-kilometer tollway continued.
Since 2015, BCDA and NLEx Corp. invested in various enhancement projects in the high-standard expressway to maintain motorist safety and convenience.
One of the most notable improvements was the NLEx-SCTEx integration project in 2016 which unified the toll collection of the two expressways under one electronic toll collection system.
The project reduced the cumbersome toll collection stops and made expressway travel hassle-free.
The entire stretch of the SCTEx between Tarlac and Tipo also underwent a massive asphalt pavement upgrade in 2017 which made for smoother and quieter rides.
The Tipo Toll Plaza and the new Mabiga Interchange were boosted with additional toll lanes.
To improve 24/7 traffic monitoring and provision of roadside services, a modern traffic control room with CCTV cameras and radio communications was built in Mabalacat City.
To enhance motorists’ safety, LED highway lights, emergency call boxes, crash cushions and reflective delineator plates were also installed in key areas of the expressway.