Kapsch TrafficCom (KTC) has received notice to proceed from the New York State Thruway Authority (Thruway) to develop, install and provide technical support for an all electronic tolling (AET) system. This new system eliminates the need for Thruway patrons to stop or slow down at tolling points. By enabling toll transactions to be completed at highway speeds, the AET system facilitates free-flowing traffic across multiple lanes to minimize congestion; the resulting reduction in vehicle emissions will have a direct and beneficial environmental impact. The project will be managed from the KTC office in Kingston, New York, US. The total value of this project to KTC North America is $18.6m, with an estimated service date in the third quarter of 2015.
The initial project scope includes toll zones at the temporary and permanent New NY Bridge locations, the Harriman Route 17 exits and the Yonkers mainline toll facility. The project also includes options for future provision of AET at additional Thruway toll facilities. With this project, the Thruway Authority is implementing a vision to facilitate more seamless traffic flow, along a vital commercial and commuter link for New York’s largest cities and the entire Northeastern region. The current Tappan Zee crossing being replaced by the new bridge accounts for the highest traffic volume across the Thruway’s entire 570-mile expanse, with more than 25 million trips recorded in 2013.
"We are pleased to be the partner selected by the Thruway Authority to deliver their first AET system," said Chris Murray, president and CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom North America.
"Kapsch TrafficCom has installed electronic toll collection systems in 44 countries, including five nationwide systems, and we are excited to leverage this experience to support the Thruway Authority and to deliver a safer, more reliable commute for the users of the New York Thruway."
For more information, please contact Kapsch TrafficCom.