01 Dec TransCore modernizes multi-modal travel on four international bridges between U.S. and Mexico
City of Laredo updating its entire toll collection system with TransCore technology
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The City of Laredo has selected TransCore to provide a comprehensive upgrade to the toll collection system on its four international bridges that connect the U.S. and Mexico. Each year, more than 6.7 million vehicles and three million pedestrians cross the Gateway to the Americas, the Juarez-Lincoln International, the Colombia Solidarity, and the World Trade bridges. The three-year project, which will be completed in 2018, upgrades both the electronic and cash payment toll collection systems.
TransCore will also upgrade automatic weigh-in-motion technology for commercial vehicles traversing the Colombia Solidarity and World Trade bridges. The new weigh-in-motion subsystem will provide greater accuracy, while reducing existing maintenance costs, and eliminating the need for truckers to stop to be inspected if weights are below the specified limits.
The project will also include development of a self-service payment station at each non-commercial customer service center, while updating the existing back office customer service center system with the latest account management, self-service website, payment processing, and mobile application technologies.
“The City of Laredo is happy to again have the opportunity to work with TransCore on this very important project. Laredo being the No. 1 Inland Port and the No. 3 Customs District in the United States and with the steady growth in traffic, this upgrade will prepare our electronic toll collection system for the next 10 to 15 years. The City is always working to improve efficiency and this upgrade will do just that. We are excited to get this project started,” said Mario Maldonado, bridge manager, City of Laredo.
TransCore developed and installed the original toll collection system starting in 1998. The new toll collection system will accommodate future expansions and is based on the nation’s leading Infinity Digital Lane SystemTM technology. Featuring vehicle classification, dual currency support, and video capture, Infinity technology is specifically designed to automatically and accurately collect transactions in high-volume traffic across a wide variety of traffic speeds and patterns.
“The City of Laredo has always been at the forefront of providing its residents and area travelers a safe, secure and convenient way to travel between the U.S. and Mexico,” said TransCore Project Manager Ron Barr. “We are honored by the City’s continued trust in our technology and people, and look forward to deploying our latest solutions.”
A leader in the transportation industry, TransCore provides innovative, technical solutions and engineering services for applications encompassing next generation Tolling and Traffic Management Systems. Radio Frequency Identification systems secure access for airports, hospitals, parking garages, border patrols, trucking fleets and the rail industry. TransCore also operates tolling customer service centers for departments of transportation throughout the U.S. and Middle East.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., TransCore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, a diversified technology company in the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. Follow TransCore on LinkedIn and visit us at http://www.transcore.com.
Laredo Bridge System (Photo: Business Wire)