Utah DOT is buying ISO 18000 6C sticker tags from Neology for $1.59 apiece, the lowest price we know of that a transponder has been sold in the US. A Utah official told us that FSTech/Sirit bid just a nickel more or $1.64. TransCore bid $3.50.
Atkinson Construction got their notice-to-proceed from Los Angeles Metro in January on detailed design of a toll Express Lanes project on the I-10 and the I-110 - two of the busiest highways in the LA metro area. Actual construction is due to begin mid-year for an opening of 25 miles, 41km of 2x2 toll lanes late 2012.
Utah DOT is happy with PBS&J's management of their I-15 HOT Lanes project through the Salt Lake City metro area. They've been awarded UDOT's "Consultant of the Year" award. A press statement quotes UDOT's Catherine Cutler as saying the PBS&J team on the job made an "invaluable contribution" to the success of the "Express Lanes" project.
Electronic Transaction Consultants (ETC Corp or ETCC) have been selected to do payment processing and a major part of customer service for the Utah DOT tolling on the I-15 Express Lanes through Salt Lake City.
Utah DOT awarded TransCore the toll systems contract for the I-15 HOT Lanes despite the fact that it was the highest cost of three competing proposers. Summary documents obtained after we first wrote show the the bids for the build part of the project were Telvent-Caseta $8.1m, ETC $10.7m, TransCore $11.3m.
TransCore have made their first sale of eZGo Anywhere transponders as part of a $16.3m contract to support tolls in HOT lanes on I-15 through Salt Lake City Utah.
A survey of toll express lanes users on I-394 showing a high level of satisfaction has been released by Minnesota DOT. 91% of those enrolled in the 'MnPASS' branded program expressed satisfaction.