The new Transport Minister Clément Beaune had asked the motorway companies for a “gesture” on Sunday. Vinci is offering this Monday a 10% reduction on toll charges paid on holiday vouchers.

Vinci Autoroutes will grant a 10% reduction on toll charges paid on holiday vouchers, the dealership told the Transport Minister on Monday, who asked the motorway companies for a “gesture”.

“Vinci Autoroutes has decided (…) to grant on its network a 10% reduction on the toll charges paid through the holiday vouchers deposited on the Ulys electronic cards”, indicates its president Pierre Coppey in a letter consulted by the AFP.

The 4.5 million French people who use holiday vouchers can deposit up to 250 euros on the electronic toll, or a maximum discount of 25 euros. This measure will take effect on July 14 and will be effective for all trips made until September 15.

While rising fuel prices are boosting the holiday budget this summer, new Transport Minister Clément Beaune asked Sunday in The Parisian “a gesture” to the motorway companies.

Gesture

“The government has focused its efforts on fuel, with the 18 cent discount extending through the fall. We are going, with Bercy, to gather all the players around the table, to think about the stocks. It would help that the le motorway companies make a gesture, as TotalEnergies and others have been able to do, at service stations “, indicated the minister.

In Vinci, Pierre Coppey explained that “motorway concession companies do not benefit from inflation, which penalizes them like many companies, as the prices of the work they have to carry out for the construction and proper maintenance of the network are sensational”.

Furthermore, “motorway prices have not been affected by the current wave of inflation”, he stressed, with an annual increase of 2% compared to 1 February 2022.

“In the probably lasting context of strong pressure on fossil fuel prices, the only way to protect purchasing power in the long term is to implement sustainable solutions to decarbonise road transport, which represents 85% of journeys. of our fellow citizens “, underlined the president of Vinci Autoroutes.

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