A new electronic tolling service will be implemented shortly on all of Greece’s toll roads, following the request of Greece’s Infrastructure Ministry for the implementation of interoperability among all eight (8) Hellastron members, who are responsible for operating all the toll roads of the country. Interoperability will ensure greatly enhanced user experience and will also help Greece’s effort to minimise the COVID-19 pandemic health risk. The new service, expected to be fully functional by early November, will ensure interoperability between [...]
HELLASTRON and its members comprising all Greek toll roads as well as Rio-Antirrio “Charilaos Trikoupis” Bridge actively support #projectEDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death), an initiative by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network. Daily, more than 70 people lose their lives in traffic accidents on the roads of Europe. #projectEDWARD aims at zero traffic deaths, to start with for one day per year, this year on September the 26th. To alert drivers and passengers and increase traffic safety awareness, [...]
Mr. S. Stavris has taken over from Mr. B. Halkias as President of HELLASTRON, the Hellenic Association of Toll Road Network. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Athens University and a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Mr. Stavris is an active member of Greece’s Economic Chamber of Commerce and the International Internal Audit Institute. After holding several positions in multinational companies, Mr. Stavris joined Gefyra S.A. in 2005. He is now [...]
The Presidents of the most important European and global road associations as well as top executives of the international motorway industry attended ASECAPDays 2019, the European Toll Road Infrastructure Operator Association’s annual Congress which took place in Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece, hosted by HELLASTRON, Greece’s Tollroad Association. Over 300 participants from 29 countries listened to outgoing ASECAP and HELLASTRON President Mr. Bill Halkias introducing ASECAPDays 2019 central theme, “Tomorrow’s Mobility is Here Today” and emphasizing the need to prepare for [...]
Through national and international press interviews, presentations at international fora and the promotion of ASECAP’s annual congress in May 2019 in Greece, HELLASTRON is making its presence felt in Greece and abroad, both at the industry and public opinion levels. Read interviews by HELLASTRON and ASECAP President Bill Halkias in BS/Proto Thema and IBTTA’s Tolling Points, his Opening Remarks at the 86th IBTTA Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Baltimore and watch HELLASTRON’s promotional video for ASECAP Days 2019 in Greece.
For the first time in the 45-year history of the European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures, this important supranational organization, known as ASECAP, a Greek was elected President. At the Annual General Assembly of the Association, held on 6 June 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the ASECAP Presidency for 2018-2019 was assigned to Mr. Bill Halkias. ASECAP was founded in 1973 by seven (7) original members, including the then National Road Fund representing Greece, along with its counterparts in [...]