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Spain toll road traffic falls 27 pct

Sun 11th Nov 2012
Spain toll road traffic falls 27 pct

Spain's Ministry of Public Works has reported how the number of cars using the country's toll-road motorway network has fallen beyond levels last seen in 1998.

The financial crisis has been blamed for causing a 27% fall in the average number of daily road users, which plummeted from 22'454 in 2006 - before the start of the crisis - to 15'775 in 2012.

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This dramatic fall in toll-road users has led to a significant decrease in incomes for operators, with a number of such management companies teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.

Road traffic on the motorways was down by almost 9% for the first 6 months of 2012 when compared to the same period in 2011.

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Perhaps the Ministry of Transport would like to consider the "Vicious Circle" created by these Toll-Road Management Companies ? : The cost of Petrol, and increase in the cost of living means that fewer people are using Spain's toll roads - therefore they increase the prices - meaning that fewer people can afford to use the toll roads. And so it continues...
Robster - Mon, 12th Nov 2012

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