Vialivre is a company created in 2010, which aims to operate and maintain the toll collection systems of the A28 (North Coast) and A22 (Algarve) motorways.
This company relies on the experience and know-how of the main shareholder, the Ferrovial Group, in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of payment systems in road infrastructures, whether with electromechanical barrier systems, manual or automatic, or with barrier-free, multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) systems.
These MLFF systems allow the circulation through the concessionary motorways without requiring users to stop or reduce speed, allowing a greater fluidity of traffic, a reduction in fuel consumption and the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, being a solution with a smaller ecological footprint rather than the traditional barrier systems.
In its two projects in Portugal, both in the North Coast (A28) and in the Algarve (A22) concessions, Vialivre has implemented free-flow systems based on the latest technologies available on the market, taking into account European standards for interoperability.
After the registration of the vehicle’s passage by roadside systems, the central systems process the collected information, namely, the identification of the transponder or of the plate number, and establish the communication with the corresponding collection entity, Via Verde Portugal (an electronic toll collection system company) or on the CTT’s (CTT – National Postal Service of Portugal) completing the payment cycle by voluntary route.
If, at the end of the legally established period, the user does not settle its pending toll fees and their administrative fees, an administrative offence is committed following the coercive phase of a toll collection. Thus, a toll notice is sent to the domicile of the holder of the vehicle’s identification document, so that he/she may voluntarily pay the amounts in question or identify the driver, always within the period legally established for this purpose. Once this period has elapsed and without the payment or identification referred to above taking place, the enforced collection process will continue, and the Tax and Customs Authority will notify the initiation of the administrative offence(s) and tax enforcement proceedings.