Electronic Toll Collection and Open Road Tolling
Moving faster with electronic toll collection.
Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) has evolved to support the digital age with technologies that safeguard toll revenues. Beyond replacing cash collections to improve revenue accountability, ETC provides an enhanced customer experience by improving mobility, increasing safety and adding convenience.
- How do you reduce inefficiencies, congestion and pollution on highways?
- Can you enhance mobility and improve traffic safety with the use of technology?
- How can you reduce operating and capital costs?
- Are there ways for drivers to save fuel and reduce vehicle emissions?
Open Road Tolling
Demands for faster and greater vehicle throughput technologies are providing the basis for another tolling evolution—including new concepts where toll booths give way to all-electronic, non-stop, open road tolling.
By opening high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to single occupant vehicles (SOV), high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes are created that increase capacity and reduce travel times. HOT lanes (also called Express Lanes) provide transportation agencies a means to relieve congestion and create a new source of revenue to fund corridor transportation improvements. Simply put, HOT lanes provide a means to expand travel capacity without building more freeways or expanding existing ones.
Other forms of Open Road Tolling:
- Multi-lane Free-Flow Tolling–Open Road Tolling
- Video Tolling
- Dynamic Toll Pricing including Congestion Pricing
- Mileage-Based User Fees
- Integration of Open Road Tolling within existing toll facilities
Ken Philmus, Senior Vice President
Area of Focus: All Transportation Solutions
Ken has more than 41 years of toll road and public transportation facility management and consulting experience. He spent 33 years working for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, most recently as the director of tunnels, bridges and bus terminals. There he managed a staff of 1,400, an operating budget of $250 million, and oversaw facilities that handled more than 1.5 million customers per day. After leaving the Port Authority in 2004, Ken served as national director of toll services for AECOM, where he developed consultative and engineering relationships with toll agencies and state departments of transportation. Ken now serves as senior vice president, Xerox transportation solutions, where he facilitates transportation revenue solutions with a primary focus on tolling and user fees. In January 2013, the International Bridge, Tunnel and Tolling Association (IBTTA) made Ken an Honorary Member, its highest possible recognition.
Area of Focus: Electronic Tolling and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Joe is a key member of our technology team, responsible for driving new initiatives in electronic tolling and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Joe has over 20 years of experience in the design and launch of wireless communications systems, GPS systems, automotive telematics, and ITS. He previously worked for Motorola where he was instrumental in the launch of OnStar, and also led the launch of Location Based Services and related applications while at Sprint. Joe began his career as an automotive engineer at Ford, and has been involved in the connected vehicle industry for two decades. He previously has served on the ITS America Board of Directors, and on the USDOT ITS Federal Advisory Committee. Joe has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
You can arrange an interview or speaker presentation with our transportation thought leaders. To discuss opportunities, contact Carl Langsenkamp, Xerox Public Relations, at 1-585-423-5782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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