Representatives of the bus companies have proposed to join the Supervisory Council under the Federal road Agency, to participate in the selection process of projects for construction of roads, according to the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation.
MOSCOW, 28 Nov. The head of Ministry of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov at the meeting with carriers in St. Petersburg invited them to participate in the selection of highway infrastructure projects, which will be sent collected by the system “Platon” money, the Agency reports.
System “Platon” has earned in Russia from November 15. It will charge tolls to trucks carrying more than 12 tons. Now the trucks will pay 1.53 per ruble for each passed kilometre driven on Federal highways. It was planned that in 2016 the fee will amount to 3.06 rubles for 1 kilometer. The money should go to the road Fund in compensation for the destruction of traces of heavy cars. The implementation of the system has been met with social protests and was accompanied by complaints of technical difficulties.
“The Minister in particular, invited the representatives of the carriers to join in the work of the Supervisory Council under the Federal road Agency, in order to participate in the selection of highway infrastructure projects, which will be aimed raised “Plato” means”, — is spoken in the message.
Over 50% of the total damage that get Federal highway, falls on heavy trucks weighing over 12 tons, since the passage of one such car is comparable to the movement of 25-50 thousand cars. Today the state spends on the road about a trillion rubles annually, and the damage from the trucks by a margin equal to 2.6 trillion rubles.
While a large share of paid vehicle tax and fuel excise tax falls on owners of passenger automobiles, and not on the trucking companies, whose trucks ruin the roads and mainly.
The implemented system covers more than 50 thousand kilometres of Federal motorways and around 2 million vehicles, to date, it registered more than 600 thousand vehicles and more than 110 thousand of their owners, which is 60% of the total Park.