In the US, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) has chosen Conduent Transportation to provide technology and services for the state’s PlatePay cashless tolling system.
Conduent, a provider of smart mobility technology, will retrieve registration ownership data for vehicles, enabling invoices to be sent to motorists who travel through tolls without a PikePass transponder.
The new contract builds on Conduent’s current OTA relationship for identifying licence plate information for processing. Conduent said that its solutions support the OTA’s move to all-electronic, cashless tolling operations on its turnpikes, eliminating the need for vehicles to slow or stop at toll plazas.
By the end of this year, the OTA plans to convert its entire system to cashless. This will allow for greater convenience and improved fuel efficiency for drivers while reducing emissions and congestion, said Adam Appleby, president of transportation solutions at Conduent.
“As an industry leader that’s provided these services for three decades, we have the proven experience and expertise to support high-volume transactional toll collection systems and service centre operations.”
He said the Oklahoma contract demonstrates the expansion of its road usage charging business, which operates six of the 10 largest US toll systems, including Florida, New Jersey, New York and in California.
Meanwhile, Conduent is modernising and maintaining the toll collection system on the Ohio Turnpike, in the state of Ohio, and was selected by Virginia Department of Transportation to design, implement and operate express tolling lanes in the Hampton Roads region.