From: January 1, 1st, the Ministry of Transport cancelled 487 high-speed tollstations nationwide.
The scene of the "Cancellation of Grid-connection Provincial Highway TollStation Project" was held by the Ministry of Transport. Cheng ChunyuPhotography
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, January 1st, the evening of December 31, 2019. Thecancellation of the grid-connected switch of the highway toll station projectwas carried out as scheduled. The reform of the toll road system was furtherdeepened. The leader of the highway toll station work leading group leader TheMinister of Communications Li directed and announced that the cancellation ofthe grid-connected switch of the highway toll station project was a completesuccess.
This means that starting at 00:00 on January 1, 2020, 487 provincial tollstations in 29 connected provinces across the country will be canceled, and the"Provincial toll stations in highways will be basically cancelled withintwo years" in the "Government Work Report". Mission, and striveto achieve this goal in advance.
Deepening the reform of the toll road system and abolishing the provincial tollstations on the expressway is a people's livelihood project that affects thevital interests of the people and has huge economic and socialbenefits. After the cancellation of provincial highway toll stations, thenational highway network will effectively improve the operating efficiency ofthe integrated transportation system, alleviate congestion, improve people'stravel experience, help save energy and reduce emissions, reduce costs, andimprove efficiency.
The Ministry of Transport stated that since the General Office of the StateCouncil issued the "Implementation Plan for Deepening the Reform of TollRoad System and Cancelling Provincial Toll Stations on Expressways", theMinistry of Transport has formulated more than 90 implementation plans and heldfive times in less than 9 months. Industry-wide deployment and dispatchconferences, carried out more than 30 special investigations, supervisions anddiscussions, improved and optimized supporting measures for fee reduction andexemption policies such as the "green channel" for the transportationof fresh agricultural products, and adjusted trucks (shafts) with uniform tollsTolls and non-stop weighing tests at the entrance to the highway.
At present, 24,588 ETC gantry systems have been built nationwide, 48,211 ETClanes and 11,401 online weighing test systems have beentransformed. E-commerce promoted the issuance of 123 million householdswith a total of 204 million users. 12,000 highway toll collectors havebeen appropriately relocated and relocated to electronic trading centers tofacilitate customer service, clearing and settlement back-office services,highway service area services, entrance weighing and testing, and more.
The Ministry of Transport said it will maintain a safe bottom line in 2020 toensure the stability and smoothness of the road network. Deepen the reformof the toll road system, advance the amendments to the Highway Law and theRegulations on the Management of Toll Roads, and further improve policymeasures such as car-free express transportation, social extension services,and green passages.
At the same time, we will deepen cost reduction and increase efficiency,steadily advance toll road size control, structural adjustment, cost reductionand risk prevention, strong supervision, and quality services, and strive tobuild a long-term mechanism for toll road networks to tap the potential andincrease efficiency, reduce operating costs, and effectively preventrisks. Using modern information technologies such as Beidou, 5G, andblockchain to accelerate research and application of vehicle-road coordinationand autonomous driving, improve service systems, improve service quality,innovate service carriers, expand service networks, and continuously enhancepeople's sense of acquisition and happiness And a sense of security.
New changes! In 2020, highways will be charged according to road sections,and trucks will be charged according to model.
The reporter learned from the Guangdong Provincial Department of Communicationson the evening of December 31, 2019 that according to the unified deployment ofthe Ministry of Transport, the national expressway inter-provincial border tollstation will be cancelled from 00:00 on January 1, 2020. At that time, all18 toll stations on the borders of Guangdong and Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, andFujian will be cancelled, and the national highway network will be operateduniformly. Vehicles in the Pearl River Delta can reach all parts of thecountry by stepping on the accelerator, and there is no need to pay for parkingwhen passing through provincial boundaries.
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