TOMORROW'S TOLL ROAD

Automatic vehicle identification (AVI) technology will eliminate stop-and-go traffic at toll plazas, making collection quick and easy. Subscribers purchase transponders that electronically identify vehicles as they move through a toll plaza or checkpoint without stopping or even slowing down, with tolls automatically charged to or debited from their accounts. The true potential of this technology will be realized in applications on roads designed specifically for AVI collection. Three new toll roads being built in Orange County, California will feature the most extensive use of AVI in the United States. The article describes this project to build 65 miles of roadways which could be a model for the future. The design of the toll plazas and collection facilities has required unique approaches since the system must be flexible to accommodate future changes, such as the addition of HOV (high occupancy vehicles) or reversible lanes. The article also comments on an elaborate Traffic Management System being implemented for the corridors.

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  • Accession Number: 00604462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM