Users of Via do Infante hope that this will be the way Parliament approves the elimination of tolls

At least the Left Block and the PCP will present proposals to end the tolls on Via do Infante

The elimination of tolls on Via do Infante (A22) will be proposed again, during the discussion on the 2020 State Budget, by "at least two political forces, the Left Block and the PCP", revealed the Commission of Users of Via do Infante, who hope that this fee will be abolished.

CUVI appeals to the PS deputies, but also to those of the PSD and CDS-PP, to approve the proposals, during the vote that will take place next week, putting an end to a reality "that doesn't make any sense" and that is a " serious, unfair and tragic measure for the Algarve».

«This time, PS must honor the commitments made by António Costa in 2015, when he promised the Algarve to eliminate tolls on Via do Infante, recognizing that the EN125 had been transformed into a cemetery. Thus, it is up to the PS deputies, this time, to vote in favor of the elimination of tolls on Via do Infante», defended the users of Via do Infante.

If they don't, that means “they will continue to cause more damage and suffering to the Algarve and its populations, and will continue to defend a truly obscure and ruinous PPP”.

“The PSD and the CDS also have the opportunity to redeem themselves before the Algarve, with their deputies voting in favor of the elimination of tolls on Via do Infante. If they don't, don't come later with lame excuses that defend the Algarve. The moment of truth will come for next week in the discussion and vote on the State Budget for 2020», defends CUVI.

For the commission of users, eight years after the introduction of tolls, «the result is in plain sight: the only one who has benefited from the tolls has been the private concessionaire, which collects millions of euros every year at the expense of the public treasury» .

«In addition to the great economic and mobility losses caused, tolls have increased road accidents in the region, with many victims, particularly on the EN125, which is not yet fully reclassified between Olhão and Vila Real de Santo António and is considered a of the deadliest roads in the country, once again dubbed the death road», concluded CUVI.