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Approved in the PS specialty proposal that eliminates tolls in the former SCUT

The deputies of the Economy, Public Works and Housing Commission approved this Wednesday the socialist project that eliminates tolls to the former SCUT, during the specialty vote.

During this specialized process, most of the articles had a vote similar to that recorded during the general vote, in which the project received the favorable votes of the proponent, Chega, Chega, BE, PCP, Livre and PAN, the abstention of IL and I vote against the PSD and the CDS-PP.

In May, parliament generally approved the PS bill to eliminate tolls to the ex-SCUT with votes in favor of the socialists, Chega, BE, PCP, Livre and PANthe abstention of IL and the vote against the PSD and CDS-PP.

The PS proposal – the only one that was approved – aims to end tolls on the A4 – Transmontana and Túnel do Marão, A13 and A13-1 – Pinhal Interior, A22 – Algarve, A23 – Beira Interior, A24 – Interior Norte , A25 – Beiras Litoral and Alta and A28 – Minho in the sections between Esposende and Antas and between Neiva and Darque.

According to the socialists, the measure has a budgetary impact of 157 million euros.

The abolition of tolls in the former SCUT will be paid for by taxpayers, concessionaires warn

The Portuguese Association of Toll Highway or Bridge Concession Companies (APCAP) argued that, if the elimination of tolls on the old SCUT is brought forward, the cost will be borne by taxpayers.

“With regard to the decision taken today in parliament, we consider it useful to draw attention to the fact that, if the total abolition of toll collection on the former SCUT moves forward, Its cost will be borne entirely by all taxpayersthrough the State Budget,” stated the president of APCAP, Manuel Melo Ramos, in statements to Lusa.

The deputies of the Economy, Public Works and Housing Commission approved this Wednesday the socialist project that eliminates tolls to the former SCUT, during the specialty vote.

The association also argued that its knowledge and experience in infrastructure management can contribute to a decision “with less impact on public coffers”.

For APCAP, knowledge of the sector allows it to ensure solutions “capable of reflecting models adjusted to each situation”, thus showing itself fully available to dialogue and collaborate on this matter.

Created in 2001, the association has 20 members, according to information available on its website.

Source: Observadora

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