Ambassador Bridge starting all-electronic tolling Oct 1, completion of contentious Gateway project celebrated
2012-09-20: Randy Spader, director of operations at the Ambassador Bridge says they're aiming to go all-electronic or cashless at the first of three tollpoints about October 1st. Trucks inbound to the US from Canada will be tolled by transponder or license plate cameras only, no more cash.
2012-09-09: The six tollroads in the Austin TX metro area will all be all-electronic be the turn of the year, and the last cash tolls collected will be collected Dec 31 2012 according to TxDOT plans. Mark Cross, a TxDOT spokesman told us January 1st is the present target date for ending cash toll collection on the remaining three tollroads with cash collection.
2012-08-19: Wikipedia will tell you in its entry for E470 tollroad in Denver that tolling began on its first segment from I-25 south of Denver to Parker Road July 15 1991 "making it the first highway in the US to implement electronic tolling." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-470 Wikipedia also will tell you that: "The Dallas North Tollway was the first toll road in the United States to implement Electronic Toll Collection technology, with the introduction of
Ed CDMSmith Regan's embrace of 6C as key to IOP & slim new E-ZPass exec highlights of big IBTTA/ATI confab in Atlanta
2012-07-26: The amazing slimdown and rejuvenation of E-ZPass Group executive PJ Wilkins was the major topic of conversation in the breaks at Atlanta - a lot of us are jealous of his trim new figure - but the policy item that seemed to generate the most buzz was CDMSmith Ed Regan's advocacy of cheap 6C sticker tags as the most feasible tech
2012-07-20: The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced today that HNTB had been selected after a competitive procurement to manage conversion of the Turnpike system to all-electronic tolling (AET.)
Corridor Agencies in Orange Co Calif going all-electronic by Fall 2013 at estd $14m cost, new zonal tolling
2012-07-17: The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) of Orange County California - the southern portion of the Los Angeles metro area - are planning to have all-electronic toll (AET) collection in full operation by the summer/fall of 2013.
Egis and Sanef will operate what they say is the largest single all-electronic toll (AET) point in North America - at the new Port Mann Bridge/BC1 in the Vancouver metro area of British Columbia. The construction of the toll point and of fixed back office systems is being done by CS under an earlier contract.
Maryland seems likely to take a gradual, facility-by-facility approach going toward all-electronic tolling (AET).
"We will make this system unworkable," Zwelinzima Vavi general secretary of Cosatu the major labor union federation of South Africa declared addressing a huge crowd of tens of thousands in Johannesburg yesterday, according to local reports. Tolls are due to begin on March 28 under government plans for Johannesburg/Pretoria area expressways.
Pennsylvania Turnpike report on all-electronic tolling (AET) is favorable - proceeding with more detailed work before 'go' decisionBy Peter Samuel on March 6, 2012
The Pennsylvania Turnpike, America's oldest (1940), and one of the largest (545 miles, $900m revenue) toll agencies has decided that abandonment of cash collection - all electronic tolling (AET) - is technically and financially feasible after a major study. They are moving ahead with further work before making a final decision on conversion. This involves hiring a program management firm to supervise work and assist in conversion.