Daily News Briefs, November 20, 2020

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CTRMA Issues RFQ For ETC System Integration And Maintenance Services

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) is seeking Statements of Qualifications for a Toll Systems Integrator Services contract to provide toll systems integration and maintenance services for the authority’s ETC system. The ETC system will include roadside functionality, services for CTRMA’s All-Electronic Tolling and Express Lanes, integration with CTRMA’s Data Platform Host, and other items as listed in the request for qualifications (RFQ). Complete information and updates are or will be posted to a CivCastUSA web page.

Austin (TX) Metro Area Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) ETC Systems Procurement of Tolling Equipment & Services Texas

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Tomlinson Reports Peach Pass Interoperability Project Is On Track

Gwinnett Daily Post reports, SRTA’s Chris Tomlinson also delivered an update Wednesday on Georgia’s progress toward achieving Peach Pass interoperability with the E-ZPass system. “Our plan is that by the end of 2021, anywhere on the east coast, and as far west as Illinois, [Peach Pass,  as well as NC Quick Pass and SunPass] will work,” Tomlinson said. (Peach Pass is already interoperable with the North Carolina and Florida toll systems.) The article notes, “An agreement to link the systems was first, albeit somewhat quietly, announced in July. . . .” (Links inserted by TRN.)

E-ZPass ETC Systems Georgia Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Interoperability NC Quick Pass Peach Pass State Road and Tollway Authority (Georgia) SunPass

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Kapsch Leads In Introducing New C-V2X Technology

Traffic Technology Today reports, “As the FCC moves to discontinue the use of DSRC in the connected vehicle realm, suppliers are already bringing their [cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X)] products to the fore, with Kapsch quick out of the blocks to promote its new 9360 product suite of C-V2X only onboard and roadside units.”

Kapsch TrafficCom issued a release spotlighting its RIS-9360 roadside unit (RSU) and in-vehicle CBX-9360 onboard unit (OBU), which enable dedicated C-V2X applications. Kapsch stated its launch of the 9360 suite anticipated the recent FCC report and order to reallocate spectrum for the 5.9 GHz communications band and FCC’s endorsement of the C-V2X standard for intelligent transportation system safety. Kapsch noted that “it has applied for OmniAir C-V2X certification for the 9360 products. Kapsch 9160 DSRC and 9260 dual-mode/dual-active connected vehicle products have already achieved DSRC certification. Upon OmniAir’s C-V2X program initiation, Kapsch is first in line for certification.”

Intelligent Transportation Systems Kapsch Transportation Infrastructure Research & Development V2X and V2V Technology

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Indian States Impose Random COVID-19 Testing At Toll Plazas

The Tribune reports, state health officials in northern India have started to conduct random coronavirus tests of interstate travelers passing through toll road plazas. In Haryana, “health officials wearing personal protection equipment along with policemen were deployed at an ambulance for the tests, which give[ ] results in 15 minutes.” Anyone with a positive test result is turned back.

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) India

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

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