Daily News Briefs, October 6, 2021

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RITBA Schedules Implementation Of Pell Bridge AET Conversion

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced plans for completing the conversion of the Claiborne Pell (Newport) Bridge to all-electronic tolling. The bridge’s existing open-road tolling lanes will be closed from October 14 through October 28 to allow for equipment installation and lane re-configuration, during which time all traffic will be diverted through gated lanes. Cash and credit card transactions will be phased out over a 24-hour period between October 27 and 28. RITBA urges motorists to drive cautiously during the work period and recommends E-ZPass customers to make sure their account information is current.

AET (All-Electronic Tolling) E-ZPass ETC Systems Rhode Island Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA)

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Bestpass Doubles Its Customer Base In Just One Year

Bestpass, the payment platform provider that offers nationwide toll system coverage and specializes in commercial fleet toll management solutions, announced it now has more than 20,000 customers, which means the company has expanded its customer base by more than 100 percent over the past year. CEO Tom Fogarty thanked customers “for their partnership and their ideas in helping us drive [solutions] innovation” and saluted the company’s 120 employees for the high level of customer service they provide. Bestpass, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, processes more than $1 billion in toll transactions annually and services more than 1.5 million enrolled vehicles.

Bestpass Company and Agency Financials ETC Systems

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

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