Pre-clearance systems that use interagency coordination to deploy interoperable electronic toll collection (ETC) and electronic screening (E-screening) systems improve the efficiency of motor carrier operations by saving time and money. Interoperable applications incorporated into a single transponder can save carriers between $0.63 to $2.15 per event at weigh stations.
Statewide,Connecticut,United States; Statewide,Maryland,United States; Statewide,New York,United States
Given the current and projected large volumes of commercial vehicle travel through the I-95 corridor states, private-sector benefits from electronic toll collection and E-screening are and will continue to be realized primarily through travel time savings.
- Interoperable applications incorporated into a single transponder can save carriers between $0.63 to $2.15 per event at weigh stations. The greater the number of interoperable applications incorporated into a single transponder, the greater the benefit.
- For toll facilities, average travel time savings ranged from 13 to 55 seconds per transaction, with a simple unweighted average of 30 seconds time savings, valued at $0.59 per event.
(1) The 2004 Urban Mobility Report, David Schrank and Tim Lomax, Texas Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System, September 2004. Accessed from: http://mobility.tamu.edu.
Author: Owens, Nicholas D.
Published By: Prepared by SAIC for the USDOT FHWA
Source Date: 12/2/2005
EDL Number: 14256
Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-OP-03-XXXURL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib//jpodocs/repts_te//14256.htm
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electronic credentials verification, electronic toll collection, ETC, smart tags, EZ Pass, E-Z Pass, EZPass