Daily News Briefs, January 7, 2020

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Maine Daily Praises the Turnpike's Electronic Tolling System

The Portland Press Herald editorial board gives an enthusiastic endorsement to electronic toll collection based on the Maine Turnpike Authority’s experience with the technology. The editors judge the MTA system a “huge success” and note that regardless of a relatively small rate of payment default, it produces a “steady and predictable” flow of revenue without creating traffic problems. They go so far as to conclude that the turnpike offers a good example of how the state should create “a sustainable path forward for highway funding.”

ETC Systems Maine Maine Turnpike Authority


Bestpass Processed Over $1 Billion in Tolls in 2019

Bestpass, the payment platform provider focused on commercial fleet toll management services, announced that its significant 2019 achievements included processing more than $1 billion in toll volume for the first time. A news release added that the company completed direct back-office integrations with the Southern Connector Toll Road in South Carolina and the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority in New York, hired 20 new employees, and added more than 1,400 new customers to bring the total of active transponders operating within its network to 600,000.

Bestpass Southern Connector (I-185) Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA)


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