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NCTA awards $37.6 million in toll collection contracts for Triangle Expressway

Two companies won the contracts of three separate toll collection contracts for the under-construction Triangle Expressway. The contracts totaled $37.6 million and came in $9 million under budget.
  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc. won the $14.2 million toll-collection system contract. ACS will design, develop and install the automated system, including all toll-related hardware and software on the roadway, optical character recognition software and the main computer server and database.
  • In addition, ACS won an $8 million contract to design and implement a system to process customer accounts, handle billing and produce a customer relations Web site.
  • URS Corp. was awarded the $15.3 million contract to manage and staff all customer service facilities and related activities.
At this time, an exact toll schedule has yet to be published; however, the toll is estimated to be charged at a 10-20/cent per mile cost. Also, compatibility with existing toll collection systems like E-ZPass (used throughout the Northeast) has yet to be determined.

Story: Turnpike Authority awards toll system contracts ---WRAL-TV

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