Government to reduce road tolls in interior regions

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 25-01-2020 18:00:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal’s minister for territorial cooperation said that road toll discounts are available for those who live, work and visit interior regions at the weekend.

"We are working on toll discounts for the interior based on quantity discounts and weekend discounts that benefit frequent users, as well as those who wish to visit the interior," said Minister Ana Abrunhosa at a parliamentary hearing as part of the State Budget proposal for 2020.

Without detailing the percentage discounts or deadlines, the minister explained that the proposal to reduce tolls in inland regions is under study, through a working group made up of members of the Ministries of Territorial Cooperation, Infrastructure and Housing, and Finance, which is working on various scenarios for the gradual reduction of tolls.

"We will guarantee a simpler and clearer regime with lower costs for those living in the interior and for those who visit, guaranteeing greater use of infrastructures already built and a reduction in road accidents".

Ana Abrunhosa explained that this measure should be implemented as soon as possible.


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