SkyToll: Toll-collection system running, but not ideally

SkyToll, the company that runs Slovakia’s new road toll-collection system, says that the system is now fully operational but concedes some difficulties could still occur.

SkyToll, the company that runs Slovakia’s new road toll-collection system, says that the system is now fully operational but concedes some difficulties could still occur.

"I've never claimed that the system is running ideally. I say it's in full operation and certainly there are difficulties that need to be tackled along the way," SkyToll Director Matej Okali told journalists at a briefing on Tuesday, January 5.

He expressed his satisfaction over how the toll-collection system (which was launched on January 1) has been running so far. "Given its size and the time we had for its implementation, I'm content," he said. Commenting on the number of trucks registered so far (66,000 to date), Okali admitted that some problems may occur especially when it comes to drivers using onboard units (which register, via satellite, the distance travelled by chargeable vehicles on toll roads). He added that SkyToll is responding to this operationally. To date, more than €650,000 in tolls has been collected via the new system. The money goes to the account of the National Highway Company. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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