A major Florida highway will get variable toll prices under a $62m grant by the US Department of Transport.
Under the Urban Partnership Agreement wireless transportation technology provider TransCore will offer the Integration and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for the project “95 Express”.
The new toll system will manage the congestion between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, one of the busiest highway sections in the state.
Variable pricing will be implemented during peak hours dependent on the speed of vehicles to create non-stop, “express” toll lanes, which are expected to handle more than 360,000 vehicles per day by 2030.
The development of High Occupancy Tolling (HOT) lanes from downtown Miami north 21 miles to 1-595 in Broward County is scheduled to complete by 2010.
The work includes the installation of HOT lane readers, antennas, violation enforcement systems and violation detection systems that will assist Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) in identifying the HOT lane violators.