SkyToll claims that the toll system is overpriced and that it is theft

According to the SkyToll service provider, the electronic toll system operating in Slovakia is one of the most progressive in the world.

SkyToll, as, as a provider of a comprehensive service electronic toll collection, is the owner of the electronic toll system (EMS) and all service components.

The National Highway Company, as, decided on the basis of of the relevant contract from 2009, while paying as the customer the toll system operator is remunerated for providing this service.

“The customer has explicitly stated that the provider will be the owner all components of the service for the entire basic period of service provision, or extended service life, with ownership of the components services passes to the customer only in the case of concluding a contract on the sale of the company (EMS), “said for SITA the manager for SkyToll’s communication strategy and PR Anton Bódis.

NDS ordered the service

NDS demanded in the subject of the realized public contract providing a comprehensive electronic toll collection service, not design, construction and sale of EMS.

“With this setting, in our opinion, at a given time and basis experience with the toll system in Germany (billions in damage due to delayed start of toll collection), or in the Czech Republic (annual the high cost of procuring on – board OBUs which have been on unlike Slovakia state property) very pragmatically transferred all NDS risks and costs for the provider, “Bódis remarked.

The provider in Slovakia, ie SkyToll, had to, at his own risk and for significant financial costs to build an EMS, under considerable time pressure and sanctions. For example, a fine of 25 million euros for any delay in starting EMS, or compensation for damage caused by the missing toll collection.

The system is improved

SkyToll also considers it important that the EMS currently formed components such as on-board units, toll vehicles, control gates, licenses, as well as service components, is according to the company definitely qualitatively on higher level than at the beginning of EMS operation in 2010. SkyToll all service components, resp. EMS renews regularly.

“The current state of the EMS reflects all implemented change procedures and legislative changes (Slovak and community) that were in the EMS implemented at the request of the customer – NDS, “ Bodis approached.

The analysis talks about the cheapest system

The electronic toll system operating in Slovakia since 2010 is according to SkyToll can be technically marked as one of the most progressive and best functioning systems in the world.

“On the economic side, we want to emphasize that it is not it is true that Slovakia has an overpriced system, or even that it is going about theft. Our company must address such formulations clearly point out, “Bódis said in connection with the criticism of the toll system.

The Research Institute of Transport, as, published information in 2019 on the comparison of toll systems in the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Poland. According to the analysis, the Slovak toll system is the cheapest of these five countries, in absolute terms and also in terms of kilometers of toll roads.

The changes are on NDS

According to SkyToll, the electronic toll system in Slovakia could be for state also more economically efficient. This is the case if, for example met the expectations of the tender documents and the fee was planned scope of communications, toll rates have been increased or tolls would be introduced on selected toll sections with zero rate with the highest intensity transport.

“The reduced toll collection was also signed by additional adjustments of the EMS to based on the requirements of road hauliers in 2010 and 2014. Measures for however, the provider is not entitled to increase the toll collection – SkyToll. The decision is up to NDS, or its 100% shareholder, which is the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic, “pointed out Bódis.

According to the SAO, the selection is inefficient

Recent findings of the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic (SAO) during the audit operation of electronic toll collection in Slovakia will be investigated National Criminal Agency (NAKA). “Findings related to the possible violations of the law, relate to obligations in the administration of foreign property and we have resigned from their law enforcement authorities in the same way as other announcements, “said SAO spokesman Marek for SITA Papajčík.

Based on the audit, the SAO stated that it was disadvantageous for the state, inefficient, almost half of toll revenue ends up in a private account operator. The construction and repair of motorways and expressways went minimum of the money collected. In addition, the toll system is not owned State, although he has already paid the operator for its construction. Office therefore, it referred its findings to law enforcement authorities.

According to the SkyToll service provider, the electronic toll system operating in Slovakia is one of the most progressive in the world.

SkyToll, as, as a provider of a comprehensive service electronic toll collection, is the owner of the electronic toll system (EMS) and all service components.

The National Highway Company, as, decided on the basis of of the relevant contract from 2009, while paying as the customer the toll system operator is remunerated for providing this service.

“The customer has explicitly stated that the provider will be the owner all components of the service for the entire basic period of service provision, or extended service life, with ownership of the components services passes to the customer only in the case of concluding a contract on the sale of the company (EMS), “said for SITA the manager for SkyToll’s communication strategy and PR Anton Bódis.

NDS ordered the service

NDS demanded in the subject of the realized public contract providing a comprehensive electronic toll collection service, not design, construction and sale of EMS.

“With this setting, in our opinion, at a given time and basis experience with the toll system in Germany (billions in damage due to delayed start of toll collection), or in the Czech Republic (annual the high cost of procuring on – board OBUs which have been on unlike Slovakia state property) very pragmatically transferred all NDS risks and costs for the provider, “Bódis remarked.

The provider in Slovakia, ie SkyToll, had to, at his own risk and for significant financial costs to build an EMS, under considerable time pressure and sanctions. For example, a fine of 25 million euros for any delay in starting EMS, or compensation for damage caused by the missing toll collection.

The system is improved

SkyToll also considers it important that the EMS currently formed components such as on-board units, toll vehicles, control gates, licenses, as well as service components, is according to the company definitely qualitatively on higher level than at the beginning of EMS operation in 2010. SkyToll all service components, resp. EMS renews regularly.

“The current state of the EMS reflects all implemented change procedures and legislative changes (Slovak and community) that were in the EMS implemented at the request of the customer – NDS, “ Bodis approached.

The analysis talks about the cheapest system

The electronic toll system operating in Slovakia since 2010 is according to SkyToll can be technically marked as one of the most progressive and best functioning systems in the world.

“On the economic side, we want to emphasize that it is not it is true that Slovakia has an overpriced system, or even that it is going about theft. Our company must address such formulations clearly point out, “Bódis said in connection with the criticism of the toll system.

The Research Institute of Transport, as, published information in 2019 on the comparison of toll systems in the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Poland. According to the analysis, the Slovak toll system is the cheapest of these five countries, in absolute terms and also in terms of kilometers of toll roads.

The changes are on NDS

According to SkyToll, the electronic toll system in Slovakia could be for state also more economically efficient. This is the case if, for example met the expectations of the tender documents and the fee was planned scope of communications, toll rates have been increased or tolls would be introduced on selected toll sections with zero rate with the highest intensity transport.

“The reduced toll collection was also signed by additional adjustments of the EMS to based on the requirements of road hauliers in 2010 and 2014. Measures for however, the provider is not entitled to increase the toll collection – SkyToll. The decision is up to NDS, or its 100% shareholder, which is the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic, “pointed out Bódis.

According to the SAO, the selection is inefficient

Recent findings of the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic (SAO) during the audit operation of electronic toll collection in Slovakia will be investigated National Criminal Agency (NAKA). “Findings related to the possible violations of the law, relate to obligations in the administration of foreign property and we have resigned from their law enforcement authorities in the same way as other announcements, “said SAO spokesman Marek for SITA Papajčík.

Based on the audit, the SAO stated that it was disadvantageous for the state, inefficient, almost half of toll revenue ends up in a private account operator. The construction and repair of motorways and expressways went minimum of the money collected. In addition, the toll system is not owned State, although he has already paid the operator for its construction. Office therefore, it referred its findings to law enforcement authorities.