Brazil’s first barrier-free tolling system will launch in March on the highway that connects the country’s two most populous states.
The multilane free-flow (MLFF) toll system from Kapsch TrafficCom is the first of its kind in Brazil following legislation introduced in 2021. It will be deployed on the BR 101 coastal highway between the cities of Rio De Janerio and Santos.
From March, the first elements of the system will be put into operation on the Rio-Santos, a 200km (124 mile) section of the BR 101 concessioned by CCR RioSP.
Completed in 1972, the Rio-Santos section of the highway is used daily by approximately 10,000 commercial vehicles and is thus regarded as an important part of the BR-101.
It is also regarded as one of the most scenic stretches of highway in Brazil, and it is hoped that the MLFF toll solution will not only make traffic flow more smoothly but also reduce emissions and noise pollution for the more than 60 million inhabitants in neighbouring areas.
“We are very excited to bring this technology to Brazil to improve mobility in the country,” said Samuel Kapsch, executive vice president for Latin America at Kapsch TrafficCom.
“With more than 60,000km 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.”
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