VTA’s multiple express lane deployments in the Bay Area form a strong regional network
NASHVILLE, TN, November 7, 2017 — Following its successful deployment of Phase 1 of the Silicon Valley Express Lanes Program, and with work underway on Phase 2, TransCore has again been selected by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to implement Phase 3 of the Program along US 101. Once completed, the first three phases of the Silicon Valley Express Lanes Program will stretch from Milpitas to Palo Alto.
“As the Congestion Management Agency for Santa Clara County, it is vital for VTA to utilize the most effective tools and services on the market to ensure improved mobility throughout our region,” said Casey Emoto, Deputy Director of VTA’s Engineering & Program Delivery Division. “We have relied on, and benefited from, TransCore’s expertise for the Silicon Valley Express Lanes Program with excellent results.”
TransCore was a member of the team to help deploy VTA’s first phase of express lanes in 2012 along State Road 237 (SR 237) and Interstate-880 (I-880), cutting travel time for drivers in all lanes and earning a Project-of-the-Year Award by the California Transportation Foundation. In 2015, VTA selected TransCore to again implement its express lanes tolling technology for Phase 2, which extends express lanes operations along SR 237 westward to Sunnyvale, California and is expected to be completed in 2019.
TransCore was selected for implementation of its tolling technology for the US 101/SR 85 corridor with Phase 3 being the first implementation on US 101 from SR 237 to the Santa Clara/San Mateo County Line.
TransCore will again implement its Infinity∞ Digital Lane System™ customized for express lanes operations and known as Infinity Express. TransCore’s TransSuite® Advanced Traffic Management System will be integrated to support express lanes operations, and dynamic pricing algorithms will be employed to take into account real-time traffic conditions in both the express lanes and general-purpose lanes.
“We are honored that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has again placed its trust in TransCore. We are confident this network of express lanes will serve as a model for others to follow in the pursuit of safe, reliable mobility across the regions,” said TransCore Vice President and Managing Director Chris Hall.
TransCore has partnered with California transportation agencies over the past 30 years to implement award-winning transportation solutions, including VTA’s express lanes network. In 2014, the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority (BAIFA) selected TransCore as the toll system integrator for its Bay Area Express Lanes Network. Once completed, this network will span 270 miles of express lanes throughout the Bay Area.
Since developing the country’s first High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane system in San Diego in 1997, TransCore has deployed and operated over 600 miles of HOT/express lanes across California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia. TransCore’s coast-to-coast deployments constitute the overwhelming majority of all express lanes in the United States and the largest systems in the U.S.
A leader in the transportation industry, TransCore provides innovative, technical solutions and engineering services for applications encompassing next generation Open Road Tolling and Traffic Management Systems. The company operates award-winning tolling customer service centers for departments of transportation throughout the U.S. and internationally. A pioneer in Radio Frequency Identification systems used in the transportation industry, TransCore secures access for airports, hospitals, parking garages, border patrols, trucking fleets, and the rail industry.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., TransCore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, a diversified technology company in the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices.
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