Some Croatian Motorways Tolling Stations Switching to ENC Only Regime

By 30 January 2019

From Friday, paying the tolls for cars leaving the motorway system at the Vučevica toll station during the night will be possible exclusively with the electronic toll collection (ENC) system. This is part of a pilot project for a new regime of toll collection at smaller and low-frequency toll stations, announced the Croatian Motorways (HAC) public company on Wednesday, reports Jutarnji List on January 30, 2019.

According to the announcement, the ENC ONLY exit system will be operational only overnight, from 10 pm to 6 am, and the Vučevica toll station is the first to enter the new regime. The purpose of the ENC ONLY system is to reduce operating costs while maintaining the existing standard for toll stations. It also aims to encourage the use of ENC devices and remind users that ENC brings them a significant toll discount of at least 21.74 per cent.

“The implementation of the ENC ONLY system at several low-frequency stations is planned as a transitional solution towards the introduction of a new toll collection system based on electronic, contactless charging,” announced by the HAC.

The company explained that the Vučevica toll station had been included in the pilot project because during the year the night shift averages just ten vehicles, of which four use ENC already. The HAC also points out that the permanent users who use the Vučevica exit during night shift have been informed about the new regime with leaflets and new signs on the motorway. There is also the free info phone number 0800 0422, which provides support to drivers, as well as the ability to remotely lift the ramps in case of emergencies.

Earlier this year, the HAC announced that one of its primary goals this year is to select the new toll collection system. During 2018, the Spanish company IDOM S.A.U., as the selected consultant, worked intensively on a detailed analysis of possible technological solutions for the system. In the first quarter of 2019, we should know which toll system will be implemented. That will be followed by the preparation of the tender documentation for the procurement of the selected method, and implementation of the new permanent system should start in 2021.

Translated from Jutarnji List.

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