Kapsch TrafficCom has secured a contract to implement an electronic toll collection system for the ‘MRO Paquete Noreste’ highways in Mexico.

Under the contract, Kapsch will be installing its SmartTOLL solution on one of Mexico’s busiest highway networks.

Kapsch said its toll solution will upgrade the existing system over a distance of 350km with 12 plazas and 64 lanes.

The installation of the new system will improve traffic movements on the highways by eliminating cash payments at toll plazas.

Implementation of electronic toll collection is said to have been increased in Latin America, and with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the need for such systems in the region is said to have further risen.

Kapsch TrafficCom recently installed new tolling and advanced traffic management solutions for tunnels and highways in Latin America.

It has also implemented in a multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) toll collection system in Ecuador’s capital city of Quito.

Kapsch said that it has won toll and ITS projects in Colombia.

This September, the company completed its first ITS delivery in Medellín, Colombia, by completing the installation of advanced traffic management system DYNAC at two 460m-long tunnels.

Kapsch recently secured a contract to implement its DYNAC and SmartTOLL systems at Colombia’s new Río Magdalena Highway.

Under this contract, Kapsch will be responsible for the supply, installation, configuration and commissioning of the electronic equipment and software of the ITS system.

Last month, Kapsch TrafficCom completed the installation of the all-electronic tolling (AET) system designed for the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) in the US.