Telvent, a real-time IT solutions and information provider, announced that it has been selected by the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority to integrate an electronic toll collection system in northeast Texas. Telvent’s SmartMobility Open Road Tolling technology, which integrates into the existing toll system, will be used to implement and manage the NET RMA ETC system.
The ETC system is designed to allow drivers to travel at free-flow highway speeds for increased throughput and decreased greenhouse gas emissions caused by stop-and-go traffic. Telvent says its SmartMobility Remote Operations & Maintenance System monitors every aspect of the system, providing real-time notifications of the health of the system and maintenance tasks, ensuring toll operators of maximum system reliability and availability to customers.
“We are very excited to work with NET RMA to implement our SmartMobility ETC system that has been successfully integrated at many toll facilities across North America,” says Ignacio González, Telvent chairman and chief executive officer. “This accurate and reliable system will ensure convenience for customers, as open road toll collections will facilitate throughput and decrease traffic congestion, while providing toll operators with a dependable toll system.”
Telvent says the partnership with NET RMA enhances its role in the North American tolling industry. NET RMA is a regional entity that studies, designs and expands transportation projects in the 12-county area of Northeast Texas. Its primary project is connecting the cities of Tyler, Longview and Marshall through Toll 49, a proposed corridor. Telvent will implement the cashless ETC system along Toll 49, automatically collecting fares through sensors that detect tags provided to drivers and process the payment. Video processing also will be implemented to detect license plates and send invoices to drivers without vehicle toll tags.
Telvent says the partnership also further establishes its position in the toll market as an innovative technology leader in electronic toll collection systems that are managing more than 40 tolling networks worldwide, handling more than 2.5 million vehicles per day. In North America, the company has completed other electronic tolling projects for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and TransUrban.