April 19, 2021, Houston, Texas, USA |
With 5 bi-directional mainline and 8 ramp toll gantries, SICE will proceed to completely renovate the all-electronic (free-flow) toll collection system on the Toll 49 Tyler Bypass in Texan Smith County.
In November 2020, the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) in charge of implementing transportation solutions that will enhance the quality of life and economic development and promote efficient mobility in the North East Texas region selected SICE Inc. as the Toll Systems Integrator for the implementation and maintenance project of the Electronic Toll Collection System (ETCS) for Toll 49 Road. The works include the renovation of the roadside system as well as the Toll Facility Host (TFH) and a Maintenance Online Management System (MOMS).
Toll 49 tolled facility, located in Smith County, travels from SH 110 southeast of Tyler, west and north to US 69 northwest of Lindale. The project awarded to SICE includes the design, development, installation, integration, provisioning, testing, training, commissioning and maintenance of the all-electronic toll (AET) systems at 5 bi-directional mainline toll gantries (10 toll zones) and 8 ramp gantries.
The systems that compose the toll collection points make it possible to detect and identify all vehicles travelling under the toll gantries without interfering with the flow or traffic conditions. To this end, the SICE system has the hardware, software and communications equipment to manage the interaction with the transponders installed inside the vehicles (users using TxDOT's TxTAG, NTTA's TollTag, HCTRA's EZ TAG, Kansas Turnpike Authority's K-Tag, or Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's Pikepass), automatically capture both front and rear images of vehicles (for users who use Pay By Mail for toll payment via license plate, or to identify potential violators), and fully automatically classify based on the number of axles of the vehicles.
Following the entry into operation of the SH 288 toll system in Houston, the project awarded to SICE Inc. for Toll 49 consolidates SICE's position as a provider of all-electronic free-flow tolling solutions in Texas, where the company has its Toll Competence Center (TCC) for the entire United States, fully supported by SICE's central services in Spain.