Private firms making thousands a month in unclaimed toll change from motorists

Companies who operate toll plazas under an arrangement with Transport Infrastructure Ireland made an average of €17.8m in 2021

TII directly operates two toll plazas and contracts out a further nine to private companies through an arrangement called a public private partnership

Private companies contracted to run toll booths around Ireland are pocketing thousands of euro a month in overpayments from drivers, new figures show.

Correspondence from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), which deals with road and public transport infrastructure, shows that in 2021, private companies which operate toll plazas kept more than €400,000 in unclaimed change paid by motorists.

In a letter to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the transport authority confirmed that private companies treat overpayments ...