2013-11-20: South Africa’s transport minister Dipuo Peters said the Gauteng ‘e-toll’ system will begin December 3. It will be one of the world’s bigger all-electronic networks when it goes live on some 300km, 185 miles of urban expressway in the 9 million population, 2.3 million vehicle Johannesburg/Pretoria metro area.
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.
The boards of directors of The Toll Roads in Orange County California this week approved budgets for the 2014 fiscal year that provide $12.2m for conversion to all-electronic toll collection. Cash toll collection will cease and the combination of highway speed transponder tolls (FasTrak) and license plate imaging should be in place by the summer of 2014.
The Toll Roads say in a statement today that current cash customers will be given a choice of several new payment methods and account types from early 2014.
The budgets also provide for:
Orange Co Calif TCA Toll Roads contract with TransCore for new all-electronic toll system for $36.4m (w 2nd ADDS)
2013-04-15: The Toll Roads as they are branded in Orange County California are due to go cashless and all-electronic (AET) in the spring of 2014 according to announcement of contracts the boards of the Transportation Corridors Agencies have just approved with TransCore.
2013-02-17: The New York State Thruway is converting two mainline and one side toll plaza to all electronic or cashless toll collection.
2013-01-29: Before they opened the MD200 Inter County Connector (ICC), Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) had been handling 10,000 camera images a day at seven conventional toll facilities with their mix of transponder tolls and cash collection. That 4.8% was a mix of violations and transponder misreads - motorists in the transponder toll lanes sans a functioning transponder.
2012-09-12: The Ambassador Bridge, the highest volume toll crossing between the US and Canada will go all-electronic (AET) at the first of three toll points before the end of the month. Trucks inbound sporting 6C sticker tags on their windshields will be tolled with the latest Sirit IDentity 6204 readers or they'll be photographed by JAI cameras front, rear, and side view and billed by mail.
2012-08-05: MTA Bridges & Tunnels (MTAB&T) in New York City, America's largest toller in revenue ($1.5b) has been quite successful driving up transponder usage in preparation for going all-electronic - with a program of thoroughly understanding their customers and introducing new convenient new ways of paying transponder tolls, as well as providing $-incentives.
The Veterans Expressway FL589, a major highway going north from the west of Tampa is having a 7 mile, 11km stretch widened from mostly 2x2 lanes up to 2x4 lanes and getting all-electronic toll (AET) collection. It is a $236m project - estimated construction cost $202m, design $20m, right of way $14m.
Maryland seems likely to take a gradual, facility-by-facility approach going toward all-electronic tolling (AET).