Kapsch TrafficCom Signs Contract for Implementation and Operation of the Nation-wide Tolling System in Poland

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The consortium led by Kapsch was announced by the Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA) in the beginning of October as best bidder and winner of the tender. Today the contract for implementation and operation of the electronic tolling system for the existing road network of about 1.100 miles was signed.

The consortium led by Kapsch was announced by the Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA) in the beginning of October as best bidder and winner of the tender. Today the contract for implementation and operation of the electronic tolling system for the existing road network of about 1.100 miles was signed.

"Thanks to our extensive expertise in ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) and strong local partners, we are in a position to deliver and operate a system that can satisfy even the highest quality demands. Our consortium partners and suppliers are thoroughly familiar with the Polish market. With these initial conditions in place, we have succeeded in becoming the best bidder in the procurement process," emphasises Erwin Toplak, board member at Kapsch TrafficCom.

On the basis of this contract and within the scope of the project the consortium led by Kapsch shall initially implement an extensive modern electronic toll solution on the existing road network of about 1.100 miles by July 1. 2011. The system is in force for all vehicles above 3.5 tons. Passenger vehicles may register for the system on voluntary basis. In addition, the system will also include an option for cash-toll-collection for passenger vehicles, as well as the option for all electronic tolling (AET). The system design anticipatesan effective and efficient extension of electronic toll collection at a later date, not only on the newly constructed roads, but also on the existing network that will later be added to the toll system. The contract value is, as quoted by the Polish authorities on October 1, approximately $1.74 billion dollars (PLN 4.9 billion).

Kapsch TrafficCom considers the deadline for implementation of the tolling system as very short but realistic. “We are ready to install the project in time under the condition, we can work closely with Poland’s Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA) and other Polish government authorities. We count on it because of our common ambitious goal –any postponement in the implementation of the tolling system could be detrimental to the Polish government due to delay in revenue,” says Erwin Toplak.

Kapsch TrafficCom relies on strong local partners
Local suppliers and subcontractors will play an important role in the system implementation. Through cooperation with local partners, a large portion of the value created will remain in the country. A number of new workplaces will be created during the 96-month contract period.

The modern DSRC solution as the most beneficial for Poland
The Kapsch consortium offered a modern and price-competitive DSRC electronic toll collection system. This meets all the stated requirements of the Polish Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA). Kapsch TrafficCom has almost 20 years experience in the intelligent transportation systems market. The company has successfully realized many projects throughout the world. The majority of successfully completed projects are based on Dedicated Short Range Communication technology for multi-lane free-flow traffic. Such systems guarantee the road operator revenue vital for building, maintaining and improving the road infrastructure.

Kapsch TrafficCom is active in the U.S. through its subsidiaries in Sterling, VA and Carlsbad, CA. Kapsch TrafficCom is an international supplier of innovative ITS solutions. Its principle business is the development and supply of electronic toll collection (ETC) systems, in particular, systems for open road tolling (ORT) and the for technical and commercial operations. Kapsch TrafficCom also supplies traffic management systems, with a focus on road safety and traffic control, and electronic access systems and parking management. With more than 240 reference projects in 39 countries, on all five continents, and with more than 19 million on-board units (OBUs) delivered and about 13,000 lanes equipped, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the leading suppliers of ETC systems worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in over 25 countries.

For more information please contact:
Peter Aczel
Coordination Manager Marketing & Public Relations
Kapsch TrafficCom U.S. Corp
21515 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 290 |Sterling, VA 20166
Phone: +1 703-885-1976
Mobile: +1 202 341 2292
Email: peter(dot)aczel(at)kapsch(dot)net | Web: http://www.kapsch.us

Brigitte Herdlicka
Manager Public Relations & Sponsoring
Kapsch Gruppe
Tel.: +43 (0) 50 811 1710
1120 Vienna, Am Europlatz 2
E-mail: brigitte(dot)herdlicka(at)kapsch(dot)net
http://www.kapschtraffic.com

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