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Colombian toll roads to have electronic system next year

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Colombian toll roads to have electronic system next year

Colombia's transport ministry ordered all highway concessionaires to have electronic toll systems on their respective roads by March 2019.

Under the new system, highway users will be able to use a single in-car identification device (TAG) for all toll gates and all highway concessions and pay tolls via a single bill, a transport ministry press release said.

While concessionaires will have the installation of toll gates in their hands, highway authority INVIAS will distribute the TAGs.

Currently, Cundinamarca department has most electronic toll gates (11), followed by Antioquia (5) and Boayacá (4), though each department uses its own TAGs.

"We have electronic toll nowadays, but they don't communicate with each other. So with this resolution we will look for the inter-operability of the system, so all tolls in the country can be paid with a single device," infrastructure vice-minister César Peñaloza said.

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