The government has given green light companies a green light for customs rate increases starting in 2019, between 0.1% and 0.39% excluding inflation, to fund the program of 700 million euros planned work. . New rates come into force on February 1, 2019.
In August, the Ministry of Transport gave the green light to a program of 700 million euros of work on the recognized highways. This scheme had fallen off compared to the initial project – which had a total of 1 billion euros before it was reduced to 800 million – the regulator of rail and road activities, the Arafer, on Given that the dollar is anticipated in return, these investments were too important.
An annual increase equal to 70% of the consumer price change rate. Two revisions were published in the Official Journal on November 8, updating the agreements concluded between the State and the ASF and Escoto (Vinci Autoroutes) motorway companies on the one hand, APRR and Area (Eiffage) on the other hand. on the other hand, as stated JDD. In the annex about ASF and Escota, it is noted that the annual increase in customs rates applicable to class 1 vehicles is equal to 70% of the price change rate for the years 2019 to 2021 in the ( excluding tobacco), together with a specific annual increase of 0.146% "for ASF and 0.215% for Escota. For APRR and Area, this increase will be" + 0.198% "for the first concession and" + 0.389% "for the second, except the effect of inflation that is not yet known.
Approvals have already been published three months ago. In August, the first certifications were published in the OJ for the other companies, Sanef and SAPN (Abertis), as well as Cofiroute (Vinci Autoroutes), authorizing an increase of 0.1% to 0.2%. The Ministry of Transport stated that "2019 tariffs have not yet been determined", emphasizing that "the tariffs are a strictly applied application of the contracts that ended for a number of years between the State and the cheaper companies ". The work involved 23 motorway bridges (compared to 32 plans planned in the plan first in 2016), as well as "environmental footprint reduction facilities" (wildlife crossing , running water treatment, etc.) and the development of 4,500 car parking spaces.