A few months after the increase last February in toll rates of nearly 5% on average, will motorists have to take a new increase? In recent weeks, the government has suggested that motorway concession companies could be called upon to "finance investment in the ecological transition and in rail". And to ensure that this measure, which could be included in the 2024 budget, would be painless for users.
The evolution (of prices) of the toll is fixed by contract and does not depend on the level of taxation. I insist on this point, "hammered the Minister Delegate for Transport, Clément Beaune, this Wednesday, on Franceinfo. A position he had already held in the past: on August 21, the member of the government had already explained that the evolution of toll prices were "provided for by long-term contracts between the state and motorway companies". "It's legally provided for like that. Contracts do not allow motorway companies to say one fine morning 'I increase tolls because I think I pay too much tax'", he trumpeted at the time, refuting the argument of a mechanical increase in toll prices due to new taxation.
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