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Abolition of Bridge Tolls Bill
The Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill was introduced to Parliament today.
The legislation will enable the Scottish Government to abolish tolls on the Forth and Tay road bridge.
Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson said:
"I am delighted that the Scottish Government's first Bill has been published today. If passed, all road bridges in Scotland will be free thus ending years of injustice for the communities of Fife, Tayside and the Lothians. We believe that it is unfair and unacceptable that the two road bridges into and out of Fife are the only remaining toll bridges in Scotland
"The proposal of a bill has received support in parliament, and more importantly, from the general public. We hope to remove tolls at the earliest opportunity, subject to due Parliamentary process."
The primary objective of this Bill is the removal of the remaining tolls from the Forth and Tay Road Bridges as soon as practicable.