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Kapsch TrafficCom Awarded North Tarrant Express Extension Project in Texas

Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch), today announced it has been selected by North Tarrant Express (NTE) Mobility Partners Segments 3 LLC to provide the toll collection, intelligent transportation and network communication systems for the NTE extension project. The NTE extension is approximately 10 miles long, and runs along I-35W north of the city of Fort Worth. Kapsch will deliver 10 all-electronic toll zones, including dynamic sign equipment and road sensors that provide the data to enable dynamic toll charges based upon actual traffic volumes. The total contract value is estimated at $26 million with the first of two segments scheduled to be operational by April 2016.

The NTE extension will benefit from the seamless integration that exists between the Transdyn DYNAC® traffic management solution and the Kapsch Maintenance Online Management System (MOMS). Kapsch acquired Transdyn on January 16, 2014. The integrated solution enables NTE to efficiently monitor the total managed lane system to ensure optimal performance and to keep traffic flowing.

NTE Mobility Partners LLC selected Kapsch to design, build, and integrate the managed lane high occupancy toll system for the first two segments of the North Tarrant Managed Lanes Systems Integration projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in August 2012. That project is currently underway and includes 11 toll zones and 29 tolled lanes.

“Being selected for the NTE extension project allows Kapsch to expand our managed lanes tolling solution to additional segments in the Dallas/Fort Worth region and provide an even safer, more reliable commute for more than 144,000 daily commuters,” commented Chris Murray, President and CEO, Kapsch TrafficCom North America. “This award also enables Kapsch to reaffirm its commitment to the North Tarrant Expressway, where our company will complete the first two segments of the managed lanes system before the summer of 2014.”

About North Tarrant Express

The $2.5 billion NTE project consists of rebuilding 13.5 miles along the I-820 and SH 121/183 (Airport Freeway) corridor. The five-year project, which is now approximately 80 percent completed, includes the reconstruction of frontage lanes and main lanes and the addition of TEXpress managed lanes throughout the corridor, which extends from I-35W in Fort Worth to Industrial Boulevard in Euless. For more information, visit http://www.northtarrantexpress.com.

About Kapsch TrafficCom

Kapsch TrafficCom is a leading global provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and offers solutions across our customers’ entire value chain – from single products and components, to fully integrated turnkey systems and solutions in the applications of electronic toll collection, commercial vehicle operations, and highway traffic management. Kapsch TrafficCom has the knowledge, experience and proven track record to successfully design, build, and operate electronic toll collection (ETC) systems and has implemented 20 complete systems around the world. With references in 44 countries and roughly 85 million on-board units delivered and more than 18,000 lanes equipped, Kapsch TrafficCom services a significant share of the ITS global marketplace. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Austria with North American headquarters in McLean, Virginia and offices throughout the Unites States, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.kapsch.net.

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