Funding for transport to be cut
On 3 April 2014, the Government agreed on the central government spending limits and the general government fiscal plan for 2015-2018. The transport policy decisions ensuing from the spending limits will have an adverse effect on the condition of transport routes.
Transport infrastructure funding will be reduced by EUR 100 million a year. According to policy proposals in the Transport Policy Report adopted in 2012, a sum of EUR 100 million was to be transferred from infrastructure investments to minor transport network investment and maintenance projects as from 2016, but this transfer will now not take place. In 2015, there will be a direct cut of EUR 100 million in funding for basic transport route maintenance.
The appropriations for outsourcing and developing public transport services will be cut by EUR 5 million a year, and there will be a reduction of EUR 2 million a year in discretionary government transfers for maintaining private roads.
Any transport projects scheduled for this government term that have not yet been initiated will go ahead as agreed in accordance with the programming and spending limit decisions made last year.