SkyToll has accepted notice from the Slovak National Highway Company (Národná diaľničná spoločnosť) to continue providing electronic toll collection services up to the end of 2024.
In a statement released via LinkedIn, SkyToll said the extension would enable the company to “fulfil all [its] obligations under [its] contract with the Slovak state and prevent damages that would arise from the inability to collect tolls due to delays in competition for new suppliers”.
Matej Okáli, chairman of the board of ITIS Holding – the parent company of SkyToll, said: “Following the recent win in the Austrian ASFiNAG competition, this is another very important news for SkyToll.
“And thanks to its extensive experience and capacity, I believe SkyToll will be able to fully meet all its obligations and help Slovakia continue to collect tolls, which is one of the key sources for the development of transport infrastructure.”
In a separate post on the business-focused social media platform, which linked through to a wider press release written in Slovak only, SkyToll said it had collected a total of €21.56m in tolls for the Slovak National Highway Company in June.
Total toll collection in the first half of 2023 exceeded €120m – compared to €122.4m in the first half of 2022.
What’s more, as of 30 June 2023, some 321,295 vehicles were reportedly registered with the Slovak electronic toll system, with foreign vehicles accounting for 77.3% of the total number of on-board units.
In June, mobile enforcement units reportedly dealt with 365 violations on defined road sections and collected €3,376 in surcharges from vehicle drivers.
According to SkyToll, the most common offence concerned incorrect numbers of vehicle axles. Some 42 cases concerned drivers who did not have an OBU in their vehicle.
In 2010, Slovakia was the second country in the world to launch electronic toll collection based on satellite technology.
The system covered some 17,600km of motorways and first-, second and third-class roads – the most extensive road network in the European Union (EU) at the time of launch, according to SkyToll, and the longest network of low-class road tolls in the EU until 2020.
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