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Motorways: tariffs should increase by 2% on average in February

2021-12-03T08:31:08.238Z

The government has yet to formally approve these new tariffs. The prices of the main motorway networks are expected to increase by 2% on average on February 1, 2022, after an increase of 0.44% in early 2021, according to figures from the Ministry of Transport. The ASF network should increase its tariffs by 2.19% and APRR by 2.05%, according to these figures confirmed to AFP by the motorway companies, and which must be presented this Friday to the Committee



The prices of the main motorway networks are expected to increase by 2% on average on February 1, 2022, after an increase of 0.44% in early 2021, according to figures from the Ministry of Transport.

The ASF network should increase its tariffs by 2.19% and APRR by 2.05%, according to these figures confirmed to AFP by the motorway companies, and which must be presented this Friday to the Committee of road network users. .

The government has yet to formally approve these new tariffs.

The very strict contracts binding the motorway companies to the State provide for an automatic increase in toll prices every year on February 1, depending in particular on inflation and the work undertaken on the network.

Price freeze ruled out

The rise in consumer prices has accelerated in France since the summer: inflation was only 1.2% over one year in July, then 1.9% in August and 2.8% in November .

It is driven by an acceleration in the prices of energy, manufactured products and to a lesser extent services, according to INSEE.

"The toll prices on February 1, 2022 will not increase more than inflation," said a source close to the concessionaires.

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In early 2019, in the midst of the “yellow vests” challenge, the government asked for and obtained after “intense discussions” with the motorway companies a 30% reduction in prices for regular drivers, in the absence of a reduction for all. .

The government had ruled out the idea of ​​freezing toll prices, as the former Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal had decided in 2015, because it would have had to be caught up later.

Source: leparis

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