Q-Free tolling system for Sydney Harbour Bridge
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Norwegian headquartered Q-Free, supplier of road user charging solutions and advanced transportation management systems, has been awarded a contract by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in Australia for the design, supply and installation of an electronic tolling system for the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The contract, worth US$5.7 million with additional options worth approximately US$2.9 million, is part of an upgrade by RMS and comprises the supply and delivery of one existing electronic toll collection (ETC) system, together with service and maintenance for one year.
The new system will be based on the Q-Free’s unique single gantry tolling solution, which, according to Q-Free, is suitable for urban environments and open road tolling. It has minor visual impact on the environment, making it ideal for both highway tolling and urban implementation. The electronic tolling equipment, such as DSRC/radio, camera system and lasers are all mounted on the single gantry.
"We have again shown our competitiveness in this market and look forward to deploy the most elegant tolling solution in the world on this unique and beautiful bridge", comments Q-Free CEO Dr Øyvind Isaksen.