Development of the e-toll system is on schedule

By the end of February, carriers had made over 82,000 uploads to the Hungarian e-toll system with vehicle data required to verify the correct emission categories of their goods motor vehicles.

NTPS Plc.: making online payments more secure

In order to improve security for customers and prevent bank card frauds, National Toll Payment Services (NTPS) Plc. will become the first state-owned company to introduce two-factor customer authentication for bank card purchases on its websites as of 1 April 2019. Over 800,000 transactions with a total value of nearly HUF 60 billion were completed on the online platforms of NTPS Plc. last year.

Changes to the GTC for e-toll customers

The most important changes to the general terms and conditions of NTPS Plc. (hereinafter referred to as GTC), which will come into force on 3 February 2019, are described below.

Changes in the Hungarian electronic toll system in 2019

New data upload obligation in the HU-GO system from 3 February 2019

Important changes in the toll payment system

Amendments to the rules concerning the use of the Hungarian toll road network, affecting both the e-toll and the e-vignette systems, will take effect at the end of 2018 and at the beginning of 2019.

New online e-vignette scheduler to save money for drivers

National Toll Payment Services Plc. (NTPS) will soon halt the sale of annual national e-vignettes for 2018 at its resellers, as in the rest of the year drivers will be better off purchasing monthly e-vignettes. For that reason, NTPS is now helping drivers with an e-vignette scheduler free of charge. From now on, the online service offers drivers the monthly authorisations, which add up cheaper than the annual version, and automatically activates monthly e-vignettes on the dates pre-set by the buyer.

NTPS Plc. to Launch Business Intelligence Services

National Toll Payment Services Plc. is to launch Business Intelligence services on the market. The new business line has been designed to meet the constantly increasing scientific and business needs related to toll payment and road use. Gergely Kitta, Director for Strategic and Government Relations will be responsible for the development of this business line.

Information on temporary weight restrictions

The information for the owners of heavy-duty vehicles with a maximum gross weight of over 3.5 tonnes on weight restrictions on the Hungarian toll road network in certain periods of the day is available on the official website of the HU-GO system.

E-toll: new point of sale on the Romanian side of the border at Nagylak (Nădlac)

As of 8 September 2018, carriers using motorway M43 may also purchase their road use authorizations on the Romanian side of the border at Nagylak (Nădlac).

The price of weekly e-vignettes to go up from October

Pursuant to the Decree of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM), as of 1 October 2018 the price of weekly authorizations valid for 10 days is to be modified in all vehicles categories except D1M (motorcycles).

Attention, carriers! A new service is available to avoid toll fines!

Thanks to a development made by the National Toll Payment Services Plc. (NTPS), an increasing number of toll declaration operators will be able to introduce convenience services for carriers.

E-toll: changes on the toll road network

As of September 1, 2018, the Ministerial Decree regulating the amount of the toll and the toll sections will be amended in several points.

Implementation of the DarsGo system is Slovenia

As of 1 April 2018, Slovenia will introduce a modern electronic tolling system for vehicles with the maximum permissible weight over 3.5 tonnes (heavy vehicles).

Changes to the Toll Decree in 2018

Lots of changes in the motorway toll payment system from January

Information on the sale of county e-vignettes for 2017

Please note that, with effect from 1 December 2017, county e-vignettes for this year will no longer be available from NTPS Plc’s distributor partners.

Next year’s annual e-vignettes available for sale from early December

This year, the convenience service introduced last year will be available throughout the last month of the year: the sale of national annual and county e-vignettes for 2018 will commence on 1 December, a month in advance of the start of their term of validity.

E-tolls: successive fines are easy to avoid

The number of carriers using the fine alert and low balance warning services offered by the National Toll Payment Services Plc. free of charge is on the rise. These two functions largely contribute to the correct use of on-board units and enable road users to avoid successive fines. In view of the modification of the rules of the imposition of fines for unauthorized road use as of 12 November 2017, their importance is expected to increase.

Route tickets now also available in Bulgarian, Serbian and Slovenian

Three languages have been added to the list of languages in which the services of ‘kiosks’, i.e. the route planning devices located at the points of sale of the pay-as-you-go electronic toll charging system (HU-GO) are available. The National Toll Payment Services Plc. has opted for the addition of new languages to the existing package based on the toll declaration statistics of foreign road users. For years, Bulgarian, Serbian and Slovenian hauliers have represented a high ratio of route ticket buyers.