Heads up, CAVITEX motorists! A new toll fee adjustment for the expressway has just been approved by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) and it going up. Starting August 21, 2023, those traveling from MIAA Exit to Longos, Bacoor (and vice versa) and from Longos, Bacoor to Kawit (and vice versa) can expect higher rates as they enter (or exit) the toll plazas.
CAVITEX rate increase part of Periodic Toll Rate Adjustment
The toll fee adjustment comes after the TRB’s approval of the 2017 periodic toll petition of joint venture partners CAVITEX Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) and the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA). A Toll Operation Agreement indicates that toll fees are allowed to be adjusted periodically; that is every three years.
That said, this round of adjustments covers both the R-1 Expressway (Seaside to Zapote) and R-1 Expressway Extension, Segment 4 (Zapote to Kawit).
Starting on August 21 at 12:00 AM the new toll fees will be as follows:
MIAA Exit to Longos, Bacoor (and vice versa), Parañaque Toll Plaza
- Class 1 = PHP 35.00
- Class 2 = 70.00
- Class 3 = PHP 104.00
Longos, Bacoor to Kawit (and vice versa), Kawit Toll Plaza
- Class 1 = PHP 73.00
- Class 2 = 146.00
- Class 3 = PHP 219.00
“We recognize the impact of the toll increase on Class 1 and Class 2 PUV drivers. That’s why we’re reactivating our Abante Card program to provide some relief during this transition. With the Abante Card, PUV drivers will have the opportunity to adjust and enjoy the old toll rates for a period of about three months. We believe this program will help alleviate the financial burden on our valued PUV drivers and provide them with a smoother transition during this time. We remain committed to supporting the PUV community and ensuring their continued success on the road,” said MPTC President and CEO Rogelio Singson.
Operators can easily register their accounts in coordination with their respective transport organizations through a simple RFID enrollment process. Once enrolled, the program will automatically apply the reprieve for a duration of 90 days, starting from the first day of the implementation of the new toll rates.
The additional funds that will result from the adjusted CAVITEX toll fees will go to the enhancement and maintenance of the expressway. Along with enhancements like the Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology, continuous improvements have greatly contributed to the safety and convenience of the 160,000 average daily motorists who rely on CAVITEX.
Make sure your RFID tags are reloaded, ladies and gents!