National Highways “should fund Tamar Bridge”, says Cornwall Council

After Cornwall Council narrowly voted to support an increase in the tolls on the Tamar Bridge, county councillor for Callington and St Dominic Andrew Long has called for National Highways to foot the bill for using the bridge. His comments come after heated debate at Cornwall Council’s February full council meeting on the motion to support applying for a toll revision […]

Investment firm buying Q-Free

The tolling company Q-Free is being purchased by Juniper Holdco AS, who are buying Rieber & Søn AS’s 62.8% shareholding in the company. Subject to completion of the Transaction, Juniper will make an offer at NOK 12.00 (around 92p) per share to the remaining shareholders as specified in Chapter 6 of the Norwegian Securities Act […]

Kapsch TrafficCom expands production in Austria

Kapsch TrafficCom is expanding its production capacities for devices for contactless toll collection by more than 30% at its site in Vienna. This translates to a production expansion of about 2 million On Board Units per year. A total of €1.3 million (approx £1.1 million) has been invested in the expansion of the industrial facility.  […]

New research suggests free-flow tolling cuts emissions by 75%

A new study by tolling technology company Emovis has found that their Free Flow Tolling system has successfully slashed CO2 emissions by 75%. This also led to a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions for heavy vehicles averaging 10 tonnes. Emovis operates some of the world’s busiest barrier-free tolling infrastructures in the United States, United Kingdom, […]

Kapsch extends seamless tolling to France

France has been added into Kapsch’s streamlined toll payment system. This means that with the purchase of a single toll box, holidaymakers can now seamlessly use the road network in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal using the tolltickets product. Quentin Couret, Managing Director of tolltickets, comments: “France represents a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment […]

Emovis wins Montenegro tolling project

Local authorities in Montenegro have awarded tolling company Emovis with a new contract to upgrade the tolling systems in the Sozina tunnel, linking the country’s capital Podgorica with the port town of Bar The tunnel links the capital city Podgorica to the key port of Bar. The 9-month delivery project includes the renewal of the […]

Emovis Mersey Gateway contract extended

ITS (UK) member Emovis has had its contract to provide toll collection and enforcement services to Halton Borough Council and the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board extended by five years. Originally appointed for a seven-year period in 2017, the new extension means that Emovis will continue to provide the service through to October 2029.  Emovis provides the services […]

Humber Bridge going free flow

The Humber Bridge Board is planning on a major upgrade of its tolling system to remove its toll booths. The operators say the upgrade will make crossings quicker and more reliable. It’s thought they’re looking at an ANPR-supported system similar to those used at Dartford and Mersey crossings. Councillor Sean Chaytor, who is Chair of […]

India planning to replace toll plazas with GPS solution

The Indian Government is planning to announce its policy to replace toll plazas with a GPS-based solution, promising that plans will be published within three months. The Swarajya website reports that Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari says that the government will come out with a new policy, and that it is already talking […]

Parkopedia increases in-car payment options

Parking information and payment company Parkopedia is extending its existing parking payment platform to include additional vehicle-centric services such as  Electric Vehicle charging, fuelling and tolling payments. Parkopedia first launched in-car payments in 2014 with the a platform delivered in partnership with Volvo. Now it says it aims to simplify how drivers make payments for their […]


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