The ticketing system that has tolled Florida’s Turnpike from Palm Beach to Osceola Counties will soon be a memory. So, too, will be the traffic snarls brought on by vehicles waiting to pass through the 19 existing toll plazas. RS&H has redesigned the 148-mile corridor to accommodate all-electronic tolling. The project includes demolition of [...]
Dynamic pricing is a fairly new approach to managed lane tolling, but one that is rapidly increasing in popularity across the country. The growth in use of this pricing approach corresponds to the sheer number of benefits it provides to the travelling public and to public agencies. 1. Congestion Relief Managed [...]
As the tolling industry tries to stay on the cutting edge with new technologies in the transportation space, one evolving aspect is our ability to collect and store unprecedented amounts of data. The data we can collect not only processes toll revenue; it also gains valuable information from the roadway and how [...]
With more and more agencies converting to All Electronic Tolling (AET) and new agencies electing to start as an AET program, these organizations are using more aggressive tools to recoup outstanding funds. […]
Toll-related marketing and communication is not exactly going to earn your toll agency the same recognition or adoration as marketing for commercial brands like Amazon or GEICO – nor do toll agencies typically allocate that kind of money towards marketing and communication activities. However, marketing new road openings, communicating the advantages of opening [...]
We are in an industry surrounded by change. We have seen and heard of the latest in new and emerging technologies that will change the way we know transportation. When, where, and how this change will impact each of us is still to be determined with the biggest debate being the “when.” While we may not know exactly when certain technologies will take off, we know they are on the horizon because of the amount of money projected to fund key emerging technology sectors. But what is being talked about now that could boost our timeline?
More and more commuters have recognized the convenience and benefits of managed lane roadways. Agencies are responding to this growing acceptance by expanding these facilities and creating a safe and efficient regional network of managed lanes. Due to the overall magnitude of these projects and their potential to dramatically improve mobility, agencies look to optimize toll operations by developing an end-to-end customer experience for motorists.
Connected and autonomous vehicle technology will ultimately reshape our entire transportation industry, writes RS&H Vice President and Tolls Service Group Leader Mike Davis in the latest issue of Florida Engineering Society Journal. You can read the entire story by clicking the link below: The Stepping Stones to a Future of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles [...]
Connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology will ultimately reshape our entire transportation industry. The change is already happening — 41 states have either introduced or enacted autonomous vehicle legislation since 2012, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. But, to move to widespread adoption of CAVs and the smart infrastructure needed for [...]
The tolling industry has a lot to gain - or lose - from technology's rapid advancement. While the macro-effect on the tolling industry from some of the newer technologies (e.g. connected and autonomous vehicles) will not be fully understood for quite some time, there are other advancements currently being implemented that will have a more immediate effect.