Advanced tolling for Rhode Island
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
CS America has successfully completed a fast track open road tolling (ORT) project which took just two and a half months to complete, from planning to lane opening, for Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). The lanes will help maintain traffic flow on this busy thoroughfare over Narragansett Bay, which is host to the 2012 America’s Cup World Series.
The work included implementing the CS gantry FastFlow system with attached antennas, lasers, and cameras, as well as interfacing with the existing RITBA field system. CS America was able to leverage its experience in similar projects throughout the US and worldwide. The project continues RITBA’s use of the E-ZPass system, while introducing new system features like licence plate image review which is vital to ORT systems.
“We are extremely pleased to offer our community faster travel in time for the summer activities of our tourist season,” said Buddy Croft, RITBA’s executive director. “Our tolling contractor, CS-America stepped up to an extremely tight timeframe and brought the project in on time and on budget, two things as a customer we place a high value on.”