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All-Electronic Tolling to be implemented on historic New York bridge
TransCore will be putting the first All-Electronic Tolling system in place on the historic Henry Hudson Bridge in New York City.
As part of its transportation system upgrade plans, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels department of New York City is deploying the first All-Electronic Tolling system to be used in the district on the Henry Hudson Bridge.
The new tolling system is just part of an extensive upgrade being made to the 1936 built bridge which includes steel support replacement, wider traffic lanes, energy-efficient lighting and new bridge decking at a total cost of over 30 million dollars and taking three years to complete.
By moving to All-Electronic Tolling, the bridge will have a system which is more flexible, efficient and cost effective as well as improving mobility and safety by eliminating the need for drivers to stop at toll booths in plazas. By keeping the traffic moving, emissions will be reduced and fuel consumption will be improved for drivers.
To complete the project, TransCore will use the Infinity Digital Lane System which incorporates vehicle identification and classification and video capture and recognition systems. Infinity Digital Lane automatically collects transactions in high volume traffic even with vehicles traveling in different lanes and at different speeds.
According to Robert Redding of the New Toll Initiatives at MTA Bridges and Tunnels, the new system will increase mobility whilst still being able to collect tolls in a highly accurate and auditable manner.
Whitt Hall of TransCore concluded by stating that the company shares a common goal with MTA Bridges and Tunnels to continuously improve mobility through the implementation of innovative technologies that will provide safe, reliable and efficient passage across the historic bridge for motorists.