The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has awarded Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) a 10-year-contract for the next generation of its electronic toll collection system. The new tolling system will include replacing existing toll-lane terminals and all associated hardware and software.
The Austrian company was awarded the toll system and services contract, which includes all systems and operational activities related to building accurate transactions. The project will be managed locally from the Kapsch office in Rockville, Maryland.
The $71.9 million contract commenced in February 2018 and includes the replacement of all toll equipment, expected to be converted to the Kapsch system by 2020, and six years of subsequent operations and maintenance as well as the option to extend the contract for additional four years.
MDTA Deputy Executive Director Deb Sharpless stated: "Reliability, collaboration and flexibility will drive this transformation and will allow us to meet the evolving needs of our customers, adapt to changing technologies, and positively impact Maryland's economy."
"Kapsch roadside equipment and innovative trip-building features are designed to offer customers an increased level of service with enhanced functionality and a proven solution," said Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. "With this project we bring the MDTA toll system to a leading standard in all-electronic tolling and are strengthening our core business in North America."
Kapsch is one of Austria's most successful technology corporations in the fields of mobility and digitalization. The Vienna-based group of companies has around 100 subsidiaries and representative offices around the world.
As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom provides intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles.