Payment routes on Spanish high-capacity roads have been reduced in recent years, but they still make up 1,400 kilometers of the road network. The State and the Autonomous Communities have extended the rebates to concessionary groups that have led to the elimination of some tolls and discounts for motorway users. However, in times when public and sustainable transport are promoted, on the one hand, and initiatives to reduce pollution in cities through video surveillance systems that control vehicle access to urban centers, on the other, the option of extending tolls to highways is getting closer and closer.
Payments through the Via T electronic system already account for half of the transactions on toll roads. This method experienced a notable increase in users as a result of the pandemic, since it allows the toll to be paid without manipulating the machine or interacting with the concessionaire's staff. At the controls located on the access branches to other roads, users of this electronic toll system have one or more lanes located at the ends reserved, which are demarcated with a white T sign on a blue background.
To join this service, you must sign a contract with your bank similar to contracting a credit card. In the same bank you can acquire the device that allows you to make payments that will be linked to one of your debit or credit cards. However, you can buy it cheaper through companies specialized in the sale of this service. The price of the device will be around 50 euros, to which you will have to add the annual maintenance commission that the bank will charge you, between 10 and 30 euros normally.
Via T users will pay the same toll price as those who pay with cash or card, but will instead benefit from the discounts offered by their bank based on the use they make of this electronic payment system. This is an effective alternative that is gaining popularity, especially among those carriers or professionals who are forced to travel on highway sections, since the application allows these drivers to keep an exhaustive control of their billing.
Via T is a convenient and fast system with which your subscribers can forget about cash and the traffic jams that regularly form in manual payment lanes. It is also the same telepayment system used in other European Union countries, such as France, Italy or Portugal, with a motorway network far superior to that of Spain, so by contracting it you can continue using it during your holidays abroad .
To start your device, you just have to stick it with the adhesive that it incorporates in the upper central part of the windshield, next to the rear-view mirror, the place suitable for reading. Some vehicles indicate with a shading the area where it should be placed.
With this system, also enabled for payment in some public car parks, you will save time, money and fuel by not having to stop, thereby also reducing CO2 emissions from your vehicle. As an individual, you will be able to control the cost of tolls and configure balance recharges, in your payment or PayPal account, through a mobile application.