The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved the implementation of the new toll rates for the Integrated Skyway Stages 1 and 2.
The new toll rates which will take effect on April 26, 2011 are:
- P65 for the Makati-Bicutan elevated stretch
- P106 for Makati-Sucat
- P147 for Makati-Alabang.
For the at-grade section, approved tolls for Class 1 are as follows:
- P44 for Magallanes or C-5 to Merville or Bicutan
- P31 from Bicutan to Sucat
- P31 from Sucat to Alabang.
The integrated Skyway System consists of the 16.3-km. Buendia-Alabang elevated section and the 13.5-km. Magallanes-Alabang at-grade section.
The rates were supposed to take effect on April 20, but the Skyway operators decided on April 26 date to allow the motorists to enjoy the toll-free use of the new Skyway Bicutan-Alabang extension during the Holy Week.
With Stage 1’s newly-asphalted roadway and new toll facilities like the CCTV cameras and the Command Center, and the full operation of 6.88-km. Skyway’s Bicutan-Alabang section, travel time on both the at-grade and elevated sections of the Skyway System has remarkably improved from what used to be around one hour to just 15 to 20 minutes. The Skyway extension to Alabang opened to traffic last April 6, 2011.