The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved the toll rate adjustment for the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and authorized the implementation of an additional ₱0.64 per kilometer, effective October 17, 2023.
The new rates are part of the authorized SCTEX periodic adjustment due in 2021 and 2023, and were approved following proper regulatory procedures and thorough review by the TRB.
TRB and SCTEX agreed to implement the adjustments in tranches to help cushion their impact on the users of the expressway, and this will be the first of three tranches.
Under the new toll fee matrix, motorists with Class 1 vehicles traveling between Mabalacat City to Tarlac will be charged an additional ₱25. Motorists with Class 2 vehicles traveling on the same route will pay an additional ₱50, and those with Class 3 vehicles will pay an additional ₱75. Meanwhile, an additional ₱40, ₱81, and ₱121 will be charged to motorists using Class 1, 2, and 3 vehicles, respectively, traveling between Mabalacat City and Tipo, Hermosa, Bataan (near Subic Freeport).
Those traveling SCTEX end-to-end between Tipo, Hermosa, Bataan (near Subic Freeport) to Tarlac will pay an additional P65 for Class 1, P131 for Class 2 and P196 for Class 3.
The new rates were approved in August this year but SCTEX decided to defer implementation to October in light of the inflationary situation.
From 2020 to 2022, the company undertook numerous infrastructure and enhancements projects as part of its commitment to improve motorists safety and convenience while traveling the SCTEX. These include the upgrading of roadway lights and signage; maintenance and toll plaza improvement works, pavement replacement and crack sealing, guardrail and fence repairs, RFID system enhancements, toll systems upgrades, the Dinalupihan road raising project and the Porac Gumain, San Matias and Pasig Potrero bridges repairs.