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Excellence in Highway Design
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Category 7 - Intelligent Transportation Systems

Merit Award

Photo: E-Z Pass Electronic Toll Collection Program


E-Z Pass Electronic Toll Collection Program

New York State


Designer:  Vollmer Associates, LLP, New York City
Contractors:  Mark IV Industries, Ontario;
Amtech Systems Corporation, Texas;
Lockheed Information Management Systems Corporation,
New Jersey;
Transcor, New Jersey

E-Z Pass is the Nation's first electronic toll collection system. E-Z Pass cuts travel times, saves fuel, reduces air pollution, and reduces waiting time at toll booths. It has been implemented on numerous toll facilities including bridges, tunnels, and highways. The volume of traffic through the E-Z Pass lanes is double or triple that of the conventional staffed lanes.

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