About Viapass

On January 21, 2011, the three Regions of Belgium (Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia) signed a Political Agreement on the reform of their road tax system. The agreement envisages the introduction of an intelligent kilometre charging system for HGVs and over time a mechanism for the effective use of cars. The agreement also provides a reform of the road taxes, which will in time be based on the environmental specifications of the vehicle.

The project has been given the brand name Viapass. The trademark has been registered with the Benelux Bureau for Intellectual Property, and it has been recognized as a Community trademark with the European Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market.

The Viapass project is currently being put into practice. During the second half of 2011 and in 2012, the three Regions have carried out a number of preparatory studies with a consultant. In the period around New Year 2012 – 2013, the Regions have finalized an architecture for the kilometre charge for lorries. Work is underway on an architecture for the road vignette for light vehicles. Furthermore, a test project on a kilometre charge for passenger cars will be launched.

For the three Regions of Belgium, the Viapass project will mark a permanent transition towards a fairer and more sustainable way of road pricing.

Board of Directors

Brussels

  • Brigitte Pinte (vice president; delegation leader Brussels)
  • Eric Cooremans
  • Simon Raquin
  • Isabelle De Visscher
  • Alain Embrechts (government commissioner)

Flanders

  • Bart Dewandeleer (vice president; delegation leader Flanders)
  • Erwin Aerts
  • Nele Degraeuwe
  • Maarten Van Onckelen
  • Luc Daelmans (government commissioner)

Wallonia

  • Dominique Darte (President; delegation leader Wallonia)
  • Pascal Lehance (government commissioner)
  • Michaël Almer
  • Frédérique Legros
  • Jean-Louis Gilles

The VIAPASS CEO, Johan Schoups, is member of the Board with advisory voice

Our mission

Viapass is the interregional government agency that manages and coordinates the kilometre charge for HGVs on behalf of the 3 Belgian regions. As a real international partner, the agency guarantees an equal treatment of every road user and ensures that the Toll is correctly collected and fully transferred to the regions for their mobility solutions. Viapass shares its knowledge and gained expertise with all its stakeholders.

Viapass wants to deliver excellence by being the European reference for Road User Charging. As an agency we permanently want to investigate innovative technologies. We commit to advocate, promote and test new Road User Charging solutions. We aim to be the lighthouse in interoperability and standardisation.

Expertise

Solution driven

Client focused

Innovation

Integrity

Reachability and open communication

Adding value

Efficiency