No toll fee hike – Suansing

January 02, 2019

THERE will be no toll fee increases, according to Toll Regulatory Board spokesperson Alberto Suansing.

Suansing issued the statement amid pending petitions to hike toll rates at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).

He said the Board is taking a lot of time in discussing when it comes to toll fees.

The toll fee hike petitions were filed on 2012 and 2014.

The transport and commuter groups expressed satisfaction over the pronouncement of Suansing.

Orlando Marquez, president of the Liga ng Transportasyon at Opereytor sa Pilipinas (LTOP), and Jessie Santos, national president of the Public Commuters and Motorists Alliance (PCMA), said the assurance was a good news for them, considering the continuous increase in the prices of spare parts and basic commodities.

“Sana hangang matapos ang 2019 walang mangyaring toll fee increase,” Marquez said.