Amended cooperation agreement between Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels Capital on the introduction of road pricing on the territory of the three regions.

The amended cooperation agreement on the introduction of road pricing on the territory of the three regions and establishing a public law designed Interregional Partnership Viapass in the form of a joint institution referred to in Article 92bis, ยง 1 of the Special Law of 8 August 1980 institutional reform, has been approved both by the Flemish, Walloon and Brussels parliament.

The current agreement modifies the Cooperation Agreement between the three regions in Belgium. Besides the clarification of certain definitions and legal provisions, the most important change is the addition of a time component and  an additional definition for the concept of tariff zone. The tariff zone is defined as a road segment limited  by a fixed starting and ending point to which, when used in a specific driving direction at any time, a clearly defined, distance-related tariff applies. The introduction of the new concepts will allow the regions in the future to modulate rates even finer, depending, for example, of the travel direction or the time of road use.

Register of EETS Domains and Registered providers

Download the register of EETS Domains and Registered providers  for Belgium

Notification of a public tender for the development of a kilometre charge for Heavy Goods Vehicles

The three Regions of Belgium (the Flemish Region, the Wallonian Region and the Brussels Capital Region) are publishing the official notification of a public tender for the development of a  kilometre charging system for Heavy Goods Vehicles.

The notification of the tender, the selection guideline and the joint Declaration of tender between the Regions can be downloaded here (Dutch and French only).

Cooperation Agreement for the charging system for Heavy Goods Vehicles

The three Regions of Belgium signed a Cooperation Agreement for the charging system for Heavy Goods Vehicles on December 2, 2013. The introduction of the kilometre charge for HCVs will be based on this Agreement. 

The Cooperation Agreement establishes a permanent framework in which will allow the Regions to work together on road pricing. It also contains rules on manner in which toll revenues and the costs for the system will be divided. The revnues will be distributed among the Regions according to the number of kilometres tolled on their respective territories.  

The Agreement also contains a calculation method for the toll tarrifs. These tarrifs will be locked after designation of a private partner (the Single Servoce Provider) responsible for designing, building financing, maintaining and operating the Viapass toll system for HGVs.

Inter-regional institution Viapass

The Agreement also establishes the inter-regional institution Viapass, responsible for all government tasks related to road charging. Some examples:  

- Overseeing the work of the Single Service Provider.

- Monitoring and controlling the financial flows of the toll system. 

- Adapting the toll network where needed (cf. to avoid unwanted traffic diversions).  

- Operational coordination of enforcement of the system, including detection of fraudulent drivers via technological means (cf; cameras).

Final Architecture for Viapass for Heavy Goods Vehicles

During New Year of 2012 - 2013, the three Regions of Belgium have approved a Final Architecture for the Viapass system for Heavy Goods Vehicles. This marks the final step towards the introduction of the satellite based road toll system for Heavy Goods Vehicles in the weight class of 3.5 tonnes and above.  

The Final Architecture serves as a basis for the public tender procedure to find a private partner, a Single Service Provider, who will be responsible for designing, building, financing, maintaining and operating the toll system for Heavy Goods Vehicles. 

(Please note that this is a non-official English translation).

Report on the on-line stakeholder consultation

From 23 July to 15 October 2012, the three Regions of Belgium organized a stakeholder consultation on the kilometre charge for Heavy Goods Vehicles and the road user vignette for light vehicles, the two main parts of the Viapass project. You can donwload the report here (only available in French and Dutch). 

Report on the market consultation

During the last quarter of 2012, the three Regions of Belgium organized a market consultation on the kilometre charge for Heavy Goods Vehicles and the road user vignette for light vehicles, the two main parts of the Viapass project. You can donwload the report here (only available in French and Dutch). 

Archive of the market consultation information session

This page contains an archive with the presentations made to companies with an interest in designing, building, financing, maintaining and operating the Viapass system, during a market consultation information session held on 10 September 2012 in Brussels. In this section, you can also find the list of participants to this event. 

All information is presented in English. 

Disclaimer: The presentations contain information based on the state of play on 10 September 2012. Some information may be out of date.