If there is a new toll, or an increase in toll charges by Malaysia at the Causeway, the Singapore government will match the new toll and increase in toll charges in due course, says the island republic's Land Transport Authority (LTA).
This is because it has been the Singapore government's practice to peg Singapore's tolls to match those set by Malaysia at the Causeway and the Second Link, said an LTA spokesman in a statement today.
In response to media queries, the spokesman noted from media reports that Malaysia's Works Ministry would increase toll charges for all vehicles, except motorcycles, travelling from Singapore to Johor through the Johor Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex at the Causeway, as well as introduce a new Causeway toll for all vehicles travelling from Johor to Singapore, both with effect from August 1, this year.
"These Causeway toll changes are different from Malaysia's earlier announcement to impose a Vehicle Entry Permit fee on foreign-registered vehicles entering Johor.
"The Singapore government has not received any communication from the Malaysian authorities on this new toll or increase in toll charges, and has requested for official confirmation from the Malaysian government on the media reports." – Bernama, July 28, 2014.