TOLLING: New York MTA bringing all-electronic tolling to Henry Hudson Bridge

System part of three-year, $33 million overhaul of 1930s span

October 16, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels (MTA B&T) has selected TransCore to deploy the agency’s first all-electronic tolling (AET) system. This system will be implemented on the historic Henry Hudson Bridge.

Built in 1936, the Henry Hudson Bridge provides passage for more than 63,000 vehicles each day. The AET project is part of a three-year, $33 million MTA B&T bridge rehabilitation project to replace the original 1930s steel supports as well as install 3,600 ft of new bridge decking, new energy-efficient roadway lighting and wider traffic lanes.

The objectives of the AET project are to:

  • Provide an efficient, cost-effective, revenue-secure AET system that is flexible, expandable and adaptable;
  • Increase driver mobility and safety by eliminating the need for drivers to slow down or stop at tolling plazas;
  • Provide drivers with an accurate, secure and seamless means to automatically pay tolls; and
  • Reduce auto emissions and increase fuel consumption

TransCore will deploy its Infinity Digital Lane System for the MTA B&T. The system integrates automatic vehicle identification, vehicle classification and video capture and recognition systems specifically designed to automatically collect transactions in high-volume traffic across a wide variety of traffic speeds and patterns with the highest degrees of accuracy in the industry. Infinity’s fully integrated digital video audit system also provides MTA B&T auditors with a real-time, user-friendly tool to facilitate end-to-end revenue traceability and auditability.