Emovis AET keeps Ritba moving

Firm builds on existing relationship with Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority  
Charging, Tolling & Road Pricing / October 24, 2022
By Adam Hill
Bridge Rhode Island all electric tolling payment technology
New AET system will cover all lanes of the Claiborne Pell Bridge

Emovis is providing  a new all-electronic tolling (AET) system for the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (Ritba) across all lanes of the Claiborne Pell Bridge.  

The company is to design, install and maintain the system which will collect toll fees using transponders (such as E-ZPass) or image-based transaction processing (e.g. licence plate recognition) and has a gantry spanning both directions (six lanes in total). 

Emovis signed a back-office deal with the client in the summer. The toll system transitioned to a temporary AET In October 2021.

The new project will be fully launched in June next year and includes an initial maintenance term running until 2028.

Christian Barrientos, CEO of Abertis Mobility Services and Emovis, says: “We already have a deep understanding of Ritba's business rules and workflows. With this knowledge, we bring several time and cost savings to the Authority.” 

The bridge connects the city of Newport on Aquidneck Island and the town of Jamestown on Conanicut Island, and has been tolled since its opening in 1969.

Lori C. Silveira, Ritba executive director, says: “This solution prevents critical failures at the roadside level and the resulting loss of revenue." 

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