March 14, 2018

Kapsch to Upgrade, Operate, and Maintain the Toll System for two San Diego Regional Highways

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) has been selected by the San Diego
Association of Governments (SANDAG) to upgrade the toll systems on the
Interstate 15 (I-15) Express Lanes and the State Route 125 toll road
(South Bay Expressway). Kapsch will replace all in-lane equipment and
provide a state-of-the-art software support system that monitors and
controls all roadside equipment and data. The project will allow SANDAG
to offer its customers a more seamless journey on both roadways by
implementing modern technology and streamlining all maintenance and
operation activities.

The I-15 Express Lanes and South Bay Expressway currently operate on
separate systems. Kapsch will initially provide a single,
fully-expandable system at 36 toll points along a 20-mile stretch of
I-15, and at 16 toll points along the entire ten-mile length of the
South Bay Expressway. Future expansion of the system is possible. Kapsch
will install new Vehicle Detection and Classification (nVDC) sensors at
all toll locations along the I-15 Express Lanes and the South Bay
Expressway. The nVDC is an innovative and versatile sensor product that
uses stereoscopic video to identify, track, and classify vehicles
through the entire toll zone, and correlates license plate images with
vehicle transponder reads to ensure accurate toll transaction
processing. The nVDC can provide a visual confirmation for vehicle
classification and does not require any additional in-pavement
equipment, thereby lowering maintenance costs by reducing the need for
road closures. Kapsch will provide maintenance support for all
technology deployed for the life of the project.

“We look forward to working with SANDAG to streamline its operations
with new technology,” said Chris Murray, president of Kapsch TrafficCom
North America. “Integrating the two roads within a single system will
provide an efficient and consistent way for drivers to travel in the San
Diego region.” Ray Traynor, SANDAG Director of Operations, concluded:
“SANDAG is committed to improving the experience of our customers who
use the SR 125 South Bay Expressway and the I-15 Express Lanes. Kapsch
technology will streamline our toll collection operations into one
system, a benefit for our customers.”

Kapsch will manage the project locally from its regional office in San
Diego County. SANDAG issued Kapsch a notice to proceed on December 21,
2017. Both highways are expected to be upgraded and the system fully
operational in the second half of 2019.

Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent
transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management,
smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected
vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers
end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its
customers, from components and design to the implementation and
operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by
Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable,
efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways alike while
helping to reduce pollution.

Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent
transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to
successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part
of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in
more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the
Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG).
Kapsch TrafficCom currently has more than 4,800 employees, and generated
revenue of approximately EUR 648 million in fiscal year 2016/17.

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San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
is the San Diego
region’s primary public planning, transportation, and research agency,
providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth,
transportation planning and construction, environmental management,
housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics.
SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, council
members, and supervisors from each of the region’s 18 cities and the
county government.


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