Via do Infante and A28 will benefit from toll discounts
The toll discount, foreseen for the interior territories, will also extend to the A22 - Via do Infante, in the Algarve, and the A28, which connects Porto to Caminha.
“The idea is to work on a toll discount model for the interior and also for Via do Infante [A22] and A28”, said Ana Abrunhosa, Minister for Territorial Cohesion. Also according to that government official, the work for the implementation of discounts on tolls for motorways and expressways "is advanced", and an ordinance is expected to be presented "soon".
"There is no question of abolishing tolls, it is about reducing tolls", reinforced the minister, explaining that the proposal to reduce tolls is under study, through a working group made up of members of the ministries of Territorial Cohesion, Infrastructure and Housing and Finance, which is working on "priorities" and "various scenarios for the gradual reduction of tolls" based on quantity discounts and discounts on rest days ", he said.
"We would very much like the discount to have some impact on rest days, which would benefit frequent users, as well as those who visit the territory," said the minister, arguing that "the impacts of a small reduction are always significant".
"I cannot commit myself to dates, I cannot commit myself to percentages [of discount], because that will have to be announced jointly by the working group", said the Minister of Territorial Cohesion.