[Editor: This is the text of a news release from TransCore.]
TransCore Granted an Additional Five-Year Contract on the Ohio Turnpike
NASHVILLE, TN — June 28, 2016 — The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) has extended its statewide toll collection system and customer service center maintenance services contract with TransCore another five years through May 31, 2021. TransCore will continue to maintain all facets of the OTIC’s toll collection system located throughout Ohio’s turnpike network as well as the customer service center system located in Berea, Ohio.
“For more than 60 years, our top priority has always been the safety of motorists traveling on the Ohio Turnpike,” said OTIC Executive Director Randy Cole. “Having designed and reliably maintained so many of our tolling systems, we are confident that TransCore will ensure our systems continue to operate safely, accurately, and efficiently.”
TransCore began its 40-year partnership with the OTIC in 1975 when it was selected as the Commission’s toll collection system maintenance provider. Since that time TransCore has developed, deployed, and maintained additional toll system technologies.
In 2008, the Commission selected TransCore to deploy a comprehensive electronic toll collection system that first introduced Ohio Turnpike motorists to E-ZPass toll collection. The project upgraded equipment in 97 entry and 132 exit lanes, and also provided new customer payment convenience with 20 automatic toll payment machines. The complete system integrated touch screen terminals, weigh-in-motion sensors, overhead laser scanners, and both pre- and post-class vehicle classification sensors with TransCore’s Digital Video Audit System. TransCore also developed and installed a new customer service center application and corresponding disaster recovery site – all of which will continue to be maintained under the extended agreement.
“As one of the earliest transportation agencies to envision nonstop travel on its toll roads and bridges, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission fully appreciates the value of safe and reliable transportation facilities. It is our privilege to continue to serve this dedicated group of professionals and their customers,” said Bob Ball, senior vice president, TransCore.
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. Radio Frequency Identification systems secure access for airports, hospitals, parking garages, border patrols, trucking fleets and rail carriers. TransCore also operates tolling customer service centers for departments of transportation throughout the U.S. and Dubai.
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.
The Ohio Turnpike is a 241-mile toll road offering one of the safest, best and most convenient routes for motorists to reach east/west destinations along the northern corridor of Ohio. The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission provides excellent customer service and amenities to meet travelers’ wants and needs, including state-of-the-art service plazas, a variety of restaurant choices, and routine maintenance for a smooth, pleasant trip.
Brian Newbacher, 440-234-2081, ext. 1171