Kapsch Basques in new deal

€12.5m tolling project will be implemented in Bizkaia region of northern Spain
Charging, Tolling & Road Pricing / April 22, 2022
By Adam Hill
tolling Basque region Spain © Javitrapero | Dreamstime.com
Bilbao is capital of the Basque region of Bizkaia (© Javitrapero | Dreamstime.com)

Kapsch TrafficCom is to install an automatic toll system for heavy vehicles on several high-capacity roads in the Basque region of Bizkaia.

Awarded by public company Interbiak, the €12.5m tolling project will be carried out in Spain over the next 20 months by Kapsch as part of a joint venture with Construcciones Amenábar.

“Our technology eliminates the traditional booths and barriers to maintain traffic flow and contributes to reducing emissions as the vehicle does not have to stop and start again in the collection area, similar to the technology applied in the M50 project in Ireland,"  says Steve Parsons, sales director at Kapsch TrafficCom.

The multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) technology collects and processes toll data electronically and automatically, incorporating all the sensors and equipment that make up the toll collection point in a single gantry.

Kapsch says the system can identify and record front and rear number plates, continuously track all vehicles and electronic payment devices (TAGs) that circulate through the toll collection or control point and send them to Interbiak's central system for processing.

The collection point system is designed to manage payment with the TAG device, while those vehicles that do not have one will be able to associate their number plate with a payment method authorised by Interbiak. 

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