Portuguese electronic toll-collection system provider Via Verde has been awarded a contract for the management and collection of tolls on the A24 Blankenburg connection, a forthcoming 4km-long (2.5-mile) highway in the Netherlands.
Upon opening in 2024, the A24, which will connect two principal highways in the Rotterdam area, the A15, and the A20, will be only the third Dutch motorway to deploy an electronic tolling solution.
As part of the contract, tolling and mobility solution provider A-to-Be will serve as Via Verde’s technology partner and provide its MoveBeyond back-office system to RDW, the Netherlands Vehicle Authority.
Via Verde will manage the toll payment service and relationships with final clients.
The contract includes two years of implementation and five years of operation and can be extended by two further optional periods of two years each.
As part of the agreement, A-to-Be will support Via Verde in meeting various environmental, social and governmental requirements, including carbon zero targets.
Marta Sousa Uva, CEO of A-to-Be, said: “This new contract represents a very important milestone for A-to-Be, since it confirms our bet on the European market, especially in one of our priority countries.
“At the same time, it represents the first joint international project between A-to-Be and Via Verde, a model that we hope to repeat for future opportunities.”
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