|By Business Wire||
|July 21, 2014 10:17 AM EDT||
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, beneficial environmental impact. The project will be managed from the KTC office in Kingston, New York. Total value of this project to KTC North America is $18.6M, with an estimated service date in the 3rd Quarter of calendar year 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 Northeast. The current Tappan Zee crossing being replaced by the new bridge accounts for the highest traffic volume (over 25 million trips in 2013) across the Thruway’s entire 570-mile expanse.
“We are pleased to be the partner selected by the Thruway Authority to deliver their first AET system,” said Chris Murray, President & CEO, 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.”
About Kapsch TrafficCom
Kapsch TrafficCom is a 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 systems around the world including bridges and tunnels. With references in 44 countries and about 85 million on-board units delivered, 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 United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.kapsch.net and www.kapsch.net/ktc.