Road tolls to be linked to length of journey

Project Bruce plan aims to target specific road use to offset diminishing taxes on fossil fuel vehicles

East Link toll bridge: fixed charge for motorists. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Motorists are facing the prospect of new road tolls linked to the length of their journey under a plan known as Project Bruce. It comes following the government’s decision to pay for a six-month freeze on planned toll increases on the M50 and other roads at a cost of €12.5 million.

The Business Post has learned that the Department of Transport has told Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), the state body which runs the national road ...