A Bridge to the Future of Tolling

This article describes how the Port Mann Bridge, which was designed to relieve regional congestion and improve the movement of people, goods and transit throughout greater Vancouver, is now open for business. The widest bridge in the world, features an Open Road Tolling (ORT) system, also called All Electronic Tolling (AET) that will ultimately cross all 10 lanes of traffic. A key component of the Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project (PMH1), the bridge was constructed with the ambitious goal of alleviating congestion at one of the region's top traffic checkpoints. The PMH1 Project reflects the need for a balance of transit, improved safety along the corridor, and road and bridge improvements to keep traffic moving, the economy strong and the region liveable. The project is expected to reduce travel times by up to 30%, and save drivers in the Vancouver area up to an hour a day.

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  • Accession Number: 01482860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2013 4:19PM