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October 1, 2020

Transporters want vignette price cut

The National Road Confederation, the Romanian Federation of Transport Operators and the Europa Federation call for the vignette <road toll tax> price paid by transport companies to be reduced, as they pay the road tax for 365 days although they actually use the roads only 200 days/year, also accusing the poor infrastructure, Mediafax reports. Transporters also say that the road toll tax in Hungary, which has over 1,300 km of motorways, a 13-month (396 days) vignette costs circa 830 euro, or 766 euro/year.  “Considering the Romanian infrastructure,  1,210 euro for a vignette/year for a truck and semi-trailer (category F) is a price way too high for what we get for it. We believe that a price of maximum 700 euro/year for an F vignette, and the commensurate price reduction for the other categories as well, would result in more money collected from vignettes,” according to a transport owners association communiqué. Transport operator representatives also say that amid transport sector underfunding, as a result of the huge pressure put by fuel costs mostly, could generate direct economic benefits.

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