Greek odyssey now needs just one e-pass

Interoperable tolling on country's highways will be in place from next month
Charging, Tolling & Road Pricing / October 22, 2020
By Ben Spencer
Greece’s system is being delivered following technical tests carried out at the start of summer (© Alika Obrazovskaya | Dreamstime.com)
System is being rolled out following technical tests during summer (© Alika Obrazovskaya | Dreamstime.com)

Greece is to start using an interoperable electronic tolling system on all motorways from 4 November, according to a report in the Ekathimerini newspaper.

Secretary general of infrastructure Giorgos Karayiannis says: “The interoperability of the highways enables the public to pass through all the highways of the country with a single transceiver, a single e-pass.”

According to Karayiannis, the system will ensure “drivers do not need to change three or four transceivers for the same route".

Greece is not alone in its effort to boost interoperability.

In the US, TransCore released NP2 tri-protocol tags, which allow for seamless travel across tolling regions.

The coronavirus pandemic has also heightened the importance of electronic tolling.

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission temporarily suspended cash payments at all interchanges to remove interaction between drivers and personnel. 

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