Sunday, November 20, 2016

Highways : the rates of tolls are going to increase in 2017 – West-France

The prices of motorway tolls are going to increase by 0.76% on average in 2017 in France, the most significant increase on the network of Autoroutes du sud de la France (ASF), which is managed by Vinci, reports the Sunday Newspaper.

the change in The price of tolls involves various components, such as the level of inflation, the increase of the concession fee and the work not provided for in the contracts of concession companies.

The rise on the ASF network, it will achieve 1,197 % next year, above, for example, expected increases on the network APRR (+0,896 %) and highway companies Sanef and SAPN (+0,582 %). The network of the société Cofiroute (+0,572 %) will experience the largest increase in moderate, according to the JDD, which does not identify the source of its information.

The increase will take effect from 1st February, says the journal.

And further increases to come

In September, the government announced a second stimulus package freeway one billion euros, funded in particular by the local authorities and a further increase of the tariffs of tolls.

it will be ” between 0.3 % and 0.4 % per year between 2018 and 2020 “, had warned the secretary of State responsible for Transport, Alain Vidalies.

There had only been two months between the announcement of a second plan by president François Hollande in July and placed on the rails at the start of the year.

In comparison, the first plan, signed in September 2015 had been negotiated during more than three years. A long gestation, in part, related to the choice of a prolongation of concessions, the two and a half years on average for 3.2 billion euros of investments.


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