Kapsch refreshes Orange tolling solutions

Firm helps Orange County Transportation Authority with I-405 Express Lanes system
Charging, Tolling & Road Pricing / December 19, 2023
By Adam Hill
Traffic control room HOV lanes tolling charging (image: Kapsch TrafficCom)
I-405 is used by up to 400,000 commuters each day (image: Kapsch TrafficCom)

Orange County Transportation Authority (Octa) in Southern California, US, has opened its I-405 Express Lanes system.

Designed and built by Kapsch TrafficCom, the system features the FasTrak transponder and is part of Octa's overall 16-mile I-405 Improvement Project, which features new lanes, bridges, ramps and "enhancements to surrounding city streets". 

I-405 is used by up to 400,000 commuters each day, and Kapsch says the new system provides them with "an array of options including HOV3+ and time of day features". 

The company says it delivered the system and completed the project ahead of schedule. 

Regular operations began on 1 December, on which day Octa processed nearly 150,000 transactions, "underscoring the system's immediate impact on streamlining commuting experiences".

JB Kendrick, president North America at Kapsch TrafficCom, lauds the collaboration, saying: "Our design team's ability to surmount complex challenges and continually refine our solutions to align with the unique geography of our clients is truly remarkable. 

"We enjoy solving complex issues and continuing to improve our solutions as we customise them to fit our customer’s unique geography," Kendrick says.

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