“We have already reduced tolls and we are committed to continuing to reduce them”, said Ana Abrunhosa at a hearing at the Commission for Public Administration, Spatial Planning and Local Power made at the request of the PSD and PS.
In the debate, motivated by the working visit of the parliamentary commission to the Intermunicipal Community of the Algarve (AMAL), made in early May, the minister stressed that “the best solution” would be to have no tolls.
In this part of the hearing, the government official addressed the problem of the EN (National Road) 125, which passes through various locations, causing traffic problems in various parts of the Algarve.
“Which means that a large part of the circulation has to be done on Via do Infante, which means that tolls are a context cost here”, explained Ana Abrunhosa, who indicated that “very soon” there will be “news”.
The Minister for Territorial Cohesion also mentioned that the Algarve region has a large circulation of foreign vehicles, with the occupants of these drivers finding it difficult to understand how to pay the tolls.