Read here “Road to Recovery”, IRF President and Hellastron representative Bill Halkias’s article on post-Covid, published in the highly regarded industry publication World Highways, issue November December 2020.
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 [...]
Measures implemented by HELLASTRON members in order to deal with and confine the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19
In the framework of the general alarm and the extraordinary measures taken so far by the State in order to deal with and confine the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19, the Members of the Hellenic Association of Toll Road Network (Hellastron), with a sense of responsibility and having as their concern the protection of employees and users, while maintaining simultaneously - as much as possible - the unobstructed operation of the critical infrastructures they handle, have proceeded to all those [...]
HELLASTRON a founding member of Greece’s Green Deal for the promotion of electric mobility On World Environment Day 2020, on June the 5th, Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced new legislation to promote electric mobility in the country. In addition to subsidies for the purchase of electric private and professional vehicles, the measures taken intend to facilitate electric mobility and put in place the necessary public infrastructure for charging the vehicles. Furthermore, a Green Deal was signed [...]
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 [...]