Daily News Briefs, August 20, 2020

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Uproad Toll Payment App Now Accepted Across Texas

KIAH reports, the Uproad toll payment app (from the Kapsch Group) can now be used on most toll roads and bridges in Texas, including HCTRA facilities in metro Houston. Uproad gives motorists an alternative to signing up for a transponder account. There is no charge for installing the app on a mobile device, and besides paying tolls, a user can manage payments to multiple facilities in one place.

ETC Systems Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) Kapsch Mobile Payment Systems Texas Uproad


Eno Webinar Will Explore Congestion Pricing's Capability To Affect Driver Behavior

Eno Center for Transportation’s “Road to Recovery” webinar series — it focuses on strategic preparation for the post-COVID-19 era — includes a 45-minute session entitled “Rebalancing the Load: How Road User Charging Can Influence Traveler Behavior,” on Wednesday, September 2, at 1:15 PM Eastern. According to the event announcement, “Congestion pricing can be a valuable tool for regions to address congestion and meet goals for sustainability and equity,” and “Given the current changes in traveler behavior due to the pandemic, there is increasing interest in road user charging schemes” and related technologies.

Congestion Pricing Eno Center for Transportation Environmental Protection Policies Procedures And Initiatives Road Use Charging (RUC-MBUF-VMT)


These are just some of the toll industry developments TRN is following.

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