Why was the electronic vignette project created?
The system for acquiring and using vignettes is getting significantly simpler for Czech citizens and drivers from abroad. The electronic vignette can be purchased in an e-shop, at sales points, or at self-service kiosks, and immediately used.
Who is implementing the project?
In March 2020, the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure signed a contract with state-owned company CENDIS, which was tasked with developing, operating, and any future expansion of a complete electronic vignette information system.
A team of the government Commissioner for IT and Digitalization and the Ministry of Transport are also participating on the project. Oversight on the roads will be performed by the Czech Police and the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic.
The funds from the sale of electronic vignettes will be used by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure to develop and maintain transport infrastructure.
In terms of architecture, the system is very complex, including a portal for users, a registry of exempt vehicles and controls, e-shop, connections to related systems (distributors, control gates, the public administration information system, etc.) a call centre for drivers, clearing and accounting, and statistics and reporting.
Financing of the Project for the Period of Four Years
The following graph illustrates the break-out and ratios of building, operation, and development costs of individual parts of the project.