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Leftists want A22 tolls replaced with ‘tourism contribution’

in Algarve · 23-11-2017 14:14:00 · 1 Comments

The Left Bloc has suggested replacing tolls on the Algarve’s A22/Via do Infante motorway, with a special contribution from tourism revenue.

Leftists want A22 tolls replaced with ‘tourism contribution’

Algarve Left Bloc MP, João Vasconcelos proposed that between 1.5 and 2.5 percent of revenue generated through overnight stays should be used to pay off the tolls and invest in the region’s roads.
However, it has been opposed by Algarve mayors and tourism chiefs, despite them all being against the tolls.
This follows news that Portugal’s government has lost 13 million euros in revenue from tolls on the Algarve’s Via do Infante motorway and inland motorways after cutting the charges last year.
The government said last week that the 15 percent “discount” in toll fees has saved motorists on these motorways a total of 24 million euros.

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Does that include the Spanish lorries thundering along it???
by 2.Sugars.in.my.tea from Algarve on 24-11-2017 02:59:00

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Edition 1453
09 December 2017
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