2013-11-26: Taiwan’s major highways will transition to all-electronic free flow operations early next year - about 900km, 540 miles of tollroad which include three north-south routes with 22 toll points doing about 1.7 million transactions a day (600m/yr) and generating some $700m of annual toll revenue. In the new all-electronic system tolls will be levied at 319 toll points producing finer grained pricing than the old mix of manual and ETC.
Kapsch TrafficCom North America has a new contract to enhance and maintain the Golden Gate Bridge toll software. The bridge recently converted to all-electronic tolling. Kapsch’s contract is for two years.
2013-10-23: Governor Deval Patrick this week highlighted all-electronic tolling conversion on the Massachusetts Turnpike and announced a new $260 million project in Allston to take advantage of the closure of the several toll plazas there. He was making a major speech on his transportation policy initiatives at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
2013-10-08: Style matters more than we often say. We pay a lot for clothes we consider stylish, cars we just like the look of, and houses, and their furnishings. Not to mention the mates we choose - sex appeal. In tolling, style used to be about the toll plaza, in particularly the canopy design. Motorists needed to be 'told' by the design of a prominent structure across the road that they had to stop to pay.
2013-09-19: The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) operator of the Dulles Toll Road (DTR) is planning to get E-ZPass electronic toll (ET) usage to "above 90%" before considering a transition to open road tolling. MWAA staffer Chris Browne said this in a slide in a presentation to the Dulles Corridor committee this week.
2013-08-05: Cameron Country Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) in the Brownsville TX area is continuing all-electronic tolling on the next phase of the SH550 that will provide an expressway standard direct connection between US77 and the Port of Brownsville. The SH550 project is an upgrade of a surface highway FM511, and the ports of Brownsville and Isabel and South Padre Island to the east..
Miami Dade Expressway procuring new comprehensive all-electronic dynamic priced toll system for two big pikes
2013-07-15: Miami Dade Expressway Authority is procuring a new comprehensive all-electronic toll (AET) system for the 112-Airport Expressway and the 836-Dolphin Expressway with the option to add new equipment at its smaller toll facilities.
2013-07-11: Acting chief of the Maryland (Toll) Authority (MdTA) Bruce Gartner says they now have the legal "teeth" needed to begin collecting tolls, fees and penalties owing by motorists who buzz through open road or dedicated E-Zpass toll lanes and ignore bills. The teeth come in the form of the power under HB420 to get the offender's vehicle registration suspended.
Maine Turnpike CEO Peter Mills says he'll have York toll options for board by the fall - studying cash payers
2013-05-23: In the fall Peter Mills CEO of the Maine Turnpike plans to present his board of directors with options for the future of toll collection at the important but troublesome south end of the Turnpike around York. He says the Turnpike Authority has three to four years to get a new toll system in place.
All electronic toll collection improves safety on Turnpike in Miami area - 37% reduction in crashes tho' traffic up
2008 thru' 2010 with a combination of open road tolling leftside and cash toll collection rightside (ORT+cash) there were an average 63 crashes per year in the vicinity of the four mainline toll points (Miramar, Okeechobee, Bird Road and Homestead) on the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (HEFT), the Turnpike's Miami area spokesman Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller tells us.
Annual crashes in the same four locations with all-electronic tolling (the cash plaza barriered off) numbered 40 in the latest full year period for which they have data - a decline of 37%.