TransCore to modernise New York bridges and tunnels
TransCore has secured a contract from the New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for converting all nine of its bridges and tunnels to All-Electronic Tolling (AET).
As per an accelerated roll-out schedule, TransCore will finish converting the first three facilities by January next year and the remaining conversions will be completed by November, 2017.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “By investing in New York’s transportation network today and equipping it to meet the challenges of tomorrow, we are cementing our state’s position as a national leader in 21st century infrastructure and cutting-edge innovation.
“From speeding up commutes and reducing emissions on key roadways with automatic tolling to bolstering resiliency on our bridges and tunnels and increasing security at key checkpoints, this transformational project will revolutionise transportation in New York and ensure that our state is built to lead for generations to come.”
TransCore will carry out works on Henry Hudson Bridge, Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, Marine Parkway-Gil, Hodges Memorial Bridge, Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge and Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.
TransCore will deploy its Infinity Digital Lane System on bridges and tunnels, integrating automatic vehicle identification, vehicle classification, and video capture and recognition systems that have been designed for high-volume traffic across a wide variety of traffic speeds and patterns.
For commuters, it is mandatory to have E-ZPass tolltags offered by the Infinity system that automatically read, thereby enabling these vehicles to cross the facilities without stopping.
TransCore senior vice president of tolling Whitt Hall said: “We are truly honored that the largest toll agency in the United States entrusts TransCore tolling technology to accurately collect over $1.8 billion in annual toll revenues amidst the world’s most challenging traffic conditions.
“Our entire team is excited to help implement MTA’s vision for this transformative project in a timeframe that sets a new standard in the industry.”
Image: A New York bridge. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.