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SMC starts SLEx extension to Lucena

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is starting work on a massive expressway that will cut travel time from Metro Manila to Lucena, the capital of Quezon in Southern Luzon. SMC, through South Luzon Tollway Corp., will hold…

‘No RFID, no entry’ plan at Skyway’s 2 exits hit

A traffic advisory mounted at various toll gates along the Skyway has been causing a stir among motorists and residents of Metro Manila’s southern cities. The advisory, which warns that Doña Soledad (Bicutan) and Dr. A. Santos…

Naia-BGC link to start in 2019

An elevated toll road linking Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig and Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport might soon be underway. Alex Bote, who heads the Public Private Partnership (PPP) service of the Department of Public Works…

Tugade: Scrap new Skyway toll scheme

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday ordered the scrapping of Skyway’s new toll collection scheme, citing complaints that it only inconvenienced the public. Tugade’s order, which was coursed through the Toll Regulatory Board, came a day after…

Complaints greet new Skyway toll plaza

A newly opened toll plaza intended to speed up payments on Skyway has ironically slowed traffic, irking motorists and drawing comments describing the elevated roadway as “the new Edsa” because of the congestion. An earlier advisory by…

Fees set for use of Quezon zigzag road, protected forest

LUCENA CITY — The government will start collecting P20 as environmental fee from motorists passing through Quezon province’s scenic zigzag road, called “Eme,” in the boundaries of Pagbilao, Atimonan and Padre Burgos towns. Ramil Gutierrez, Quezon Protected…

SMC starts work on Taguig-Batasan expressway

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is starting work on an expressway project that is seen to cut travel time between Taguig City and the Batasan Complex in Quezon City to only 35 minutes. A groundbreaking ceremony was…

Single electronic tag for all tollroads readied

The country’s three major tollroad operators overseeing expressways in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon are poised to sign an agreement this month to integrate their payment systems. The plan for a tollroad collection interoperability agreement, which…

DOTr eyes single payment system for toll roads

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said an initiative to integrate payment systems for tollroads in Metro Manila and nearby provinces remained in the cards. The goal was mentioned anew in a DOTr statement Thursday after Metro Pacific…

NLEx, SCTex, Cavitex offer cashless transactions for convenient travel

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. said non-cash options would be at the disposal of motorists using its tollroad network, comprised of North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) and Cavite Expressway (Cavitex). MPTC, a subsidiary of…