Daily News Briefs, October 7, 2019

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Q-Free Wins Thai Toll Systems Contract

Q-Free, the Norway-based transportation technology systems developer, announced that along with a local partner it received a contract from Don Muang Tollway to deliver tolling solutions including DSRC antennas, ALPR enforcement, payment systems and a completely new IT infrastructure. The total value of the contract is reportedly NOK 95 million (approximately US$10.4 million). The announcement notes, “Service and maintenance will be negotiated separately and ensure recurring annual revenue after the system goes live.”

Procurement of Tolling Equipment & Services Q-Free Thailand


Turkish Government Imposes 20 Percent Toll Rate Increase

Ahval reports, Turkey’s General Directorate of Highways (KGM) announced a 20 percent increase in bridge and highway tolls effective today. According to the article, “Turkey is seeking ways to raise cash to help cover increased expenditure in the budget. . . . At the same time, it is aiming to slow inflation to 8.5 percent next year from 9.3 percent in September. The government needs to increase prices to cover repairs to infrastructure, the KGM said. It hadn’t increased costs to road users for 21 months, it said.”

Toll Rate Changes Turkey


Florida Brings Charges for Turnpike Hit-and-Run Involving Trooper Struck by Car

WSVN reports, the man accused of striking a Florida trooper with his car on the turnpike in Hollywood last May appeared in a Broward County court after being extradited from New York State. The man reportedly faces charges including attempted murder and leaving the scene of an accident. The article notes that the trooper “suffered injuries to his head and also sustained a broken arm,” but “has since recovered.”

Crime Beat Florida Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE)


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

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