Thus, the increase for class 1 could vary from 5 to 10 cents for the two crossings of the Tagus River, although the final values will be proposed by the concessionaire in December based on a rounding rule, the Observador newspaper emphasized today. “, quoted by Sapo news.
The Lusoponte concession agreement uses annual inflation until September excluding housing, which reached 3.5% in 2023, as a benchmark for value growth. below the registered 10%.
The difference was made up by the concessionaires and the state – to compensate, a transitional regime for updating toll data was introduced, which allows for more significant increases in subsequent years: thus, in the first four annual updates, concessionaires can add 0.1 percentage points to the current update. .
On the part of the government, the online newspaper recalls, there are no signs that it will interfere with this increase. João Galamba, Minister of Infrastructure, noted that in the proposed government budget for 2024, reports from Portugal’s public roads and infrastructure sectors indicate toll revenues as “a consequence of the update of the inflation figures under consideration.”
Source: The Portugal News