Tolling system improves traffic for more than 60 million Brazilians
- March 2023: Tolling system by Kapsch TrafficCom on the highway between the Brazilian megacity Rio de Janeiro and Santos
- Brazilian road network is fourth-largest in the world and includes more than 60,000 km of highways
Vienna/Brasilia, January 19, 2023 – The barrier-free tolling system will make traffic flow more smoothly on the coastal highway and reduce emissions and noise pollution in neighboring areas. With a total of more than 60 million inhabitants, the highway connects the country's most populous states. The system is the first of its kind in Brazil since the required legislation was introduced in 2021.
“We are very excited to bring this technology to Brazil to improve mobility in the country. With more than 60,000 kilometers of highway, the Brazilian road network is one of the longest in the world, so this is a particularly strong lever for improving the traffic situation and reducing emissions,” says Samuel Kapsch, Executive Vice President for Latin America at Kapsch TrafficCom.
Since traffic blocks will no longer be required for toll collection, drivers do not have to slow down or wait for their turn at the toll booth, but will be able to enjoy the road freely and without tolling interruptions. In March, the first elements of the system will be put into operation on 200 km of the BR-101 coastal highway in the Rio-Santos area, a highway route concessioned by CCR RioSP. The Rio-Santos, an important part of the BR-101 and probably the most scenic stretch of highway in Brazil, was completed in 1972 and is used daily by approximately 10,000 commercial vehicles.
Kapsch TrafficCom in Latin America
Kapsch TrafficCom has been active in Latin America since 2000 and has now implemented projects in 10 countries and 19 cities in the region. Under the leadership of Samuel Kapsch, the focus is primarily on modern tolling systems and intelligent traffic management solutions for highways and cities to avoid congestion and reduce emissions.
Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility with successful projects in more than 50 countries. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion.
With one-stop-shop-solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems.
Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 25 countries and is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2021/22 financial year, 4,220 employees generated revenues of about EUR 520 million.