Kapsch TrafficCom upgrades Chilean tolling system technology


Kapsch TrafficCom AG has secured five new contracts in Chile including the delivery of 400,000 on-board units.

The company will conduct a technological upgrade of the existing tolling system on 900 km of the Pan-American Highway Ruta 5, and will be responsible for the maintenance of the new system for five years. The contracts amount to more than 9m euros combined.

Earlier this year, Kapsch TrafficCom secured two additional contracts: the expansion of the urban part of the Pan-American Highway, which passes through Santiago de Chile with three new toll gantries, as well as the delivery of 400,000 on-board-units for toll collection.

The contract includes the upgrade of 320 lanes and 90 toll plazas in Ruta del Maipo, Ruta del Maule, Ruta del Bosque, Ruta de la Araucanía and Ruta de los Ríos. Furthermore, there is an option to contract a back office and a MLFF (multi-lane free-flow) Gantry or a more than 30-lane additKapschchileional Toll Plaza, in Plaza Angostura, adjacent to the city of Santiago. The concessions are all together in a track length from the capital Santiago to the city of Osorno, in Southern Chile on Ruta 5 Sur.

Kapsch TrafficCom will manage its portion of the project from its local office in Santiago de Chile, and provide local maintenance through a team of 25 people established in the region.