has been awarded a €75 million deal for work to switch a major US roadway to dynamic pricing.
The contract is with concession company I-66 Express Mobility Partners - 50% owned by Cintra - to implement toll technology to operate a dynamic fare system on the I-66 in Virginia.
Once completed, the 22-mile I-66 Outside the Beltway highway segment, from I-495 to US Highway 29 near Gainesville, will have three free lanes and two managed lanes with a dynamic toll.
A free-flow automatic toll system from Indra’s Mova Collect portfolio will be employed, which can change toll rates every three minutes according to traffic demand.
The project will be Indra’s first to feature a vehicle occupancy detection (VOD) system integrated with each toll point. The system showed the highest accuracy rate during a San Francisco pilot earlier this year.
The company says its system incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning capabilities, and the I-66 deal includes a complete roadside system with communications and an interface to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s traffic management centre.