NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Maine Turnpike Authority has extended its statewide toll collection system maintenance contract with TransCore another 10 years through June 30, 2026. TransCore will continue to maintain all facets of the Turnpike’s toll collection system, which includes the newly deployed Infinity Digital Lane System, TransCore’s flagship tolling solution.
“The Turnpike has a rich heritage as the first 'superhighway' in New England,” said Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Maine Turnpike Doug Davidson. “Over the years, we are proud to have set national standards in how highways are continually improved.”
TransCore has partnered with the Authority since 1997 when the agency selected TransCore to design, integrate, and install advanced tolling equipment on its 124-lane, 17-toll plaza system, which covers more than 100 miles of roadway.
Since that time, TransCore has developed, deployed, and maintained additional toll system technologies such as the State’s E-ZPass electronic toll collection and violations enforcement systems. In 2013, the Authority again selected TransCore to add Open Road Tolling lanes at the New Gloucester interchange and begin upgrading the Turnpike’s cash lanes at all interchanges with the Infinity solution. To date, seven interchanges have been upgraded to the Infinity Digital Lane System with construction currently underway at several other interchanges.
As the statewide toll system provider, TransCore will continue to provide full maintenance services for the Turnpike’s system.
“The Maine Turnpike Authority continues to set a great example for how our nation’s highways and toll roads can be effectively financed, developed, and maintained. We are honored to continue our long-standing partnership with the Authority in furthering the goal to keep Maine’s highways moving and safe,” said Ron Rahn, vice president, TransCore.
TransCore’s Infinity∞ Digital Lane SystemTM is made up of independent components that can be easily and more economically repaired or upgraded without taking the entire system down and stopping the flow of traffic. This modular or “blade-based” architecture extends the life of the system well beyond other tolling systems that only achieve a useful life of 5-7 years and add unnecessary burdens to local transportation budgets.
The Infinity 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.
A leader in the transportation industry, TransCore provides innovative, technical solutions and engineering services for applications encompassing next generation Open Road Tolling and Traffic Management Systems. We operate award-winning tolling customer service centers for departments of transportation throughout the U.S. and internationally. A pioneer in Radio Frequency Identification systems used in the transportation industry, we secure access for airports, hospitals, parking garages, border patrols, trucking fleets and the rail industry.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., TransCore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, a diversified technology company in the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices.