Kapsch Trafficcom New Vendor for E-ZPass Group -cnbnews.net
Saturday, July 23, 2011
E-ZPass Announces Selection of Technology Vendor for New Contract
Electronic toll system will provide devices, readers and equipment without disruption to 21 million customers
Wilmington, DE - The E-ZPass Group, a coalition of 24 toll agencies in 14 states that operates the largest interoperable toll collection system in the world , announced today that it has selected a vendor to provide transponders, readers, ancillary equipment and services to support the continued operations of the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system in a new agreement. Following a comprehensive competitive procurement process, Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS, Inc. has been selected as the vendor for the new ten-year technology and services contracts to be awarded by each of the E-ZPass Group member agencies, subject to individual agency approval processes.
"E-ZPass is the world leader in toll interoperability. Our customers have come to expect the enhanced traveling experience our interoperable system provides. They will be well-served by the new contract, as the more than 21 million transponders in use throughout the 14-state E-ZPass region will remain fully compatible with the new equipment procured in the future," said PJ Wilkins, Executive Director of the E-ZPass Group.
Wilkins added that E-ZPass users will not need to take any action as the E-ZPass Group transitions to the new technology contract.
Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS, Inc. was selected for contract award after responding to a request for proposal where they received the overall highest score and had the lowest cost during the evaluation process. Evaluation elements included technical and non-technical criteria, as well as estimates for operating and transition costs.
E-ZPass Group Chairman Donald Bell said that the selection of Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS, Inc. as the technology vendor assures continued high accuracy rates at the industry's most competitive prices.
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