The march on Rome of the hundred mayors. Protest against the high tolls on the Strada dei Parchi – Il Tempo

The march on Rome of the hundred mayors. Protest against the high tolls on the Strada dei Parchi – Il Tempo
The march on Rome of the hundred mayors. Protest against the high tolls on the Strada dei Parchi – Il Tempo

Antonio Sbraga

October 24, 2021

They declare themselves ready “to undertake any form of protest and initiative since the territories of Lazio and Abruzzo can no longer wait: a further 36% sting to travel the motorway which is already the most expensive in Italy would be truly unsustainable!” . This is the alarm cry of over one hundred mayors of the two Regions, who will lead the protest on Thursday 28 under the headquarters of the Ministry of Transport, in Via Nomentana, against the request for yet another increase in tolls on the A24 and A25 from 2022. A new bitter New Year’s glass, such as those that have so far increased overall toll costs by + 187% up to the suspension of price increases, started 2 years ago. But now the countdown has begun for the “expiry of the tariff freeze with the consequent hypothesis of an increase of approximately 36%”.

And the one hundred mayors of Lazio and Abruzzo met again on the border between the two Regions, at the headquarters of the Municipality of Carsoli, determined to resume their “battle to keep the toll freeze pending the approval of the Economic and Financial Plan and the definitive resolution of all problems related to the motorway section. Mayors and citizens are worried, because, even though ministers and governments change, the music does not change! ». Because, explain the municipal administrators, “two weeks after the submission of the new request for a meeting, everything is silent: the President of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Transport, the Minister of Finance and the two Commissioners, have not given any feedback, demonstrating for the umpteenth time, little interest in solving the problem and total lack of institutional respect towards over one hundred Mayors and Directors of Lazio and Abruzzo ».

By now I have decided to take to the streets in the sit-in organized for Thursday at 10, in the hope that it will offer “the opportunity for a meeting between the minister and a representative of the mayors present”. Also because in the two motorways the convention applies the “mountain tariff” on the entire routes, including the 11 kilometers of the flat Roman urban stretch: both for the 159 km of the A24 Rome-L’Aquila-Teramo and for the 114 km of the A25 Torano-Pescara. However, with this integral “mountain tariff”, the motorist certainly does not make money: in fact, he pays up to 43% more tolls than those traveling on a similar stretch of the A1.

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