Its first task is therefore to study the supply and demand of the motorways, the inventory of all the elements within the easement and the information profile of the asset in order to continue to draft the proposal for improvements and establish the performance standards (for example, response times in the event of an accident or the maximum waiting times at toll gates) that will govern the contract with the motorway operation company.
It's a complex project because it not only covers technical matters but also legal and financial ones when it comes to supporting Banobras in the tender process for the MRO (Maintenance, Restoration and Operation Company).
Ayesa has recently gained experience of an AAS contract, Atlacomulco-Maravatio, which will end during the current financial year. Thanks to this novel model in Mexico, this motorway is now equipped with the newest smart transport systems such as surveillance right along the motorway section, free roadside assistance, weather stations connected to electronic message panels, dynamic automatic payment lanes and a whole range of improvements to the asset.
In Mexico, the national roadway network comprises over 11,000 kilometres of lanes with a subsidised fee.
The new Mexican Motorway Operating Model was launched in 2012 and is now used on seven sections of motorways, these having achieved the highest scores for service quality. This system, which is based on the compliance of performance standards, has been awarded the Medal of International Merit by the Spanish Road Association, AEC.