ViaLivre

Payment is made through the Electronic License Plate Device (electronic toll) or through pay-by-license plate. In the second case the user pays the regular price of the toll plus a surcharge through an authorised collection agent. The coercive process only begins in the event of failure to pay through these two systems.

  • 2 years concession end date
  • 177 km of lenght

via livre portugal

A worldwide pioneer solution

ViaLivre is a worldwide pioneer in fully automatic free flow collection of tolls on long distance highways. ViaLivre originated as a response to the need to change Cintra’s highway management model from the shadow toll system to an explicit system. This new model owes its existence to the Portuguese Government’s reform of the funding system for transport infrastructures in 2008.

Back-office: the intelligent toll system

ViaLivre uses a proprietary back-office system for toll management. Designed and developed by Cintra and Ferrovial, it is endowed with advanced features for managing information flows. This innovative platform ensures efficient, accurate collection and tracking of each trip at all times.

An innovative infrastructure

Payment is made through the Electronic License Plate Device (electronic toll) or through pay-by-license plate. In the second case the user pays the regular price of the toll plus a surcharge through an authorised collection agent. The coercive process only begins in the event of failure to pay through these two systems. ViaLivre is also involved in this phase, managing delivery of the first warnings to offenders. Once the infringement involves a fine, management is handed over to the Internal Revenue Department. The field systems enabling vehicle identification are devices incorporating state-of-the-art technology which will manage payment for the use of the roadway network at European level in the very near future.

Información general

Project:
ViaLivre is a worldwide pioneer in fully automatic free flow collection of tolls on long distance highways.
Location:
A-22 (Algarve) and A-28 (Norte Litoral)
Opening date:
October 15th, 2010 (Norte-Litoral)
Investment
14, 2 M € in Norte-Litoral and 12,62 M € in Algarve.