Pedro Nuno Santos promises to eliminate tolls on Via do Infante

PS leader also promises to end tolls in the former SCUT in the interior

The general secretary of the PS, Pedro Nuno Santos, promised yesterday, in Porto, to eliminate all tolls on Via do Infante and on the old motorways free of charge for the user (SCUT) in the interior of the country.

“Over the last few years, we have made an effort to reduce tolls. We will not reduce tolls further inland. We are going to eliminate tolls in the interior of the country and in the Algarve”, said Pedro Nuno Santos today at Alfândega do Porto, during the Forum Portugal Inteiro, in which the PS's electoral program was debated.

According to the PS secretary general, the A4, A22, A23, A24 and A25 will be at stake.

“We did evil to a large part of the territory. We didn't have that right. We have to restore justice and respect for those who live and work in the interior of the country”, considered Pedro Nuno Santos.

The PS leader set the objective that “from Torres Novas to Castelo Branco, to Covilhã, to Guarda, to Viseu, then to Vila Real and Bragança, this route can be taken without paying tolls”.

From the beginning of this year, tolls for the former SCUT in the interior and Algarve began to have a price reduction of up to 30% for light vehicles compared to prices until December 31st, according to a Government order.

According to the Government, these new discounts covered sections and sub-sections of highway 22 (former SCUT do Algarve or Via do Infante), highway 23 (in Beira Interior), highway 24 (in the Interior North) and highway 25 (in Beira Litoral /Beira Alta).

They also now have the same conditions for reducing toll rates on the ex-SCUT do Interior roads, sections and subsections of highway 4 (A4) Transmontana and Túnel do Marão and highways 13 (A13) and A13-1, in Pinhal Interior.

The measure to reduce toll prices was approved by the Government on September 28, 2023.

These highways were considered roads at no cost to the user (SCUT) until 2011, when they began to be paid for by motorists.