The Department of Transportation, through the Toll Regulatory Board, plans to implement toll harmonization between North Luzon Expressway and Tarlac-Pangasinan La Union Expressway by the fourth quarter of 2020.
“We intent to start with NLEX and TPLex by last quarter of the year and we will be pushing for the others by 2021,” said TRB executive director of Abraham Sales.
Sales said TRB was in discussions with the San Miguel Group for the interoperability of its expressways in the north and south of Manila with other operators.
San Miguel operates Skyway, South Luzon Expressway, STAR Tollway and NAIAx, while MPTC runs Manila Cavity Expressway, C5 Link Expressway and Cavity Laguna Expressway.
The Toll Collection Interoperability project was launched in 2017 with the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the DOTr, the Department of Public Works and Highways, Land Transportation Office-Philippines, Toll Regulatory Board, San Miguel Group, Metro Pacific Group and the Ayala Group.