On May 15, the Khabarovsk Bypass became a part of the all-Russian network of toll roads with the ability to pay for travel using transponders

Starting on 12 am on May 15, 2024, motorists can use transponders  to pay for travel on the Khabarovsk Bypass highway. This became possible thanks to the accession of the Regional Concession Company (the project concessionaire, part of VIS Group) to the agreement on inter-operator cooperation. It unites owners and operators of Russia’s toll federal and regional roads within the framework of an integrated toll collection system - interoperability.

“This is an important event in the operation of the Khabarovsk Bypass highway. The government of the Khabarovsk Territory, together with the Regional Concession Company, has carried out detailed work to integrate our bypass into the Avtodor State Company national payment systems. Now, like all toll road users, we can use transponders,” Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Khabarovsk Territory, Minister of Economic Development of the Territory Viktor Kalashnikov commented on the event.

Contactless payment will minimize the time it takes a vehicle to pass through toll booths. Each of them has lanes for cars with transponders. This opportunity is implemented on most toll roads in Russia, including the M-11 Neva, M-4 Don, Central Ring Road and others. To pay the fare, transponders that are linked to the motorist’s personal account opened with one of the Russian transponder issuers are used. Detailed information with instructions is posted on the official website of the Transtoll road operator: khabarovsk-bypass.ru

“At the time of signing the concession agreement in December 2016, contactless fare payment was not a part of the project. However, we understood the pace at which the highway system in Russia is developing, so we provided everything required to implement such an opportunity. This decision paid off - after the launch of traffic, many transport companies requested that a transponder system be set up. We hope that the new option will make the Khabarovsk Bypass even more attractive for heavy trucks, and the possibility of non-stop travel through toll booths will increase the level of comfort for motorists who often use the highway,” said Alexander Kozarenko, CEO of VIS Group’s transport division.

To date, the toll collection system has been connected to the inter-operator interaction system. Testing was also carried out, which included test drives using transponders and the exchange of necessary data.

“Thanks to joint work with the Regional Concession Company and the Avtodor State Company, an agreement on interoperability was signed, which allows the use of transponders on vehicles for unhindered travel. Of course, we were more focused on ensuring the comfortable movement of cargo carriers and legal entities, but this system also allows ordinary motorists to buy a transponder on a marketplace, register it on the issuers’ sites and stop using cash to pay for travel,” noted the minister, who was present at today’s presentation of the new method of paying for travel. transport and road infrastructure of the Khabarovsk Territory Georgy Mazunin.

Khabarovsk Bypass was built in a concession format using funds from the federal and regional budgets, as well as extra-budgetary funding, the share of which exceeded 37%. VIS Group acts as an investor in the project, organizing the financing and construction of the route. The length of the main road is 27.1 km, and the entire created transport infrastructure spans 52.8 km. The road passes through 24 bridges and overpasses and 5 traffic intersections. On average, about 160,000 cars travel along the Khabarovsk Bypass per month. Under the terms of the concession agreement with the Government of the Khabarovsk Territory, Transtoll, a member of VIS Group, ensures the operation of the road until the end of 2031.

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