Worldwide free flow toll successes for Sanef ITS
First publishedin ITS World Congress
2015 is proving to be a bumper year for Sanef ITS Technologies, as visitors to the company’s stand at the ITS World Congress will learn. At the beginning of the year, Sanef ITS began operating the Dartford Crossing (pictured below) in Greater London as part of a seven-year contract that saw the company design, implement, deliver and now operate a new free-flow charging system. The company said that it is helping the British economy save €22 million in annual congestion costs on the UK’s busiest road.
Meanwhile, Sanef ITS, working as part of Intelligent Mechatronic Systems based in Canada, is involved in a pioneering ‘Pay As You Drive’ project in Oregon, called OReGO, which got under way in July this year.
A first in the US, diminishing fuel tax returns led Oregon decision-makers back to the drawing board to create a fair and reliable source of revenue to fund transportation projects. OReGO volunteers in the trial will pay a road usage charge for the amount of miles they drive, instead of the fuel tax, and this trial, and the technology being deployed, is being watched carefully by other US states.
Sanef ITS said that it will show a range of systems, technologies, and projects in Bordeaux to demonstrate the range of solutions that it can provide.