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Equipment Package: Toll Administration

Description: This equipment package provides the capability to maintain database information with pricing structure information. This capability shall be provided through database software containing pricing structure and current traffic conditions on the transportation network obtained from the transportation management center. This capability allows the determination of dynamic tolls according to congestion levels for demand management. Secure communications with the financial infrastructure and distributed toll plazas supports electronic payments and other ancillary requirements such as lost/stolen tag identification and management. Dependent on customer account requirements and the clearinghouse arrangement, this equipment package may also contain a billing database.
Included In: 407 Customer Service Center
NFBC Service Center
NYSTA E-ZPass Service Center
Peace Bridge Toll Service Center
General Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall manage toll transactions, including maintaining a log of all transactions and toll pricing structure information.
2 - The center shall dynamically price tolls based on current traffic condition information.
3 - For electronic toll payments requiring financial payment, the center shall process the financial information from toll plazas and manage an interface to a Financial Institution.
4 - The center shall manage a local billing database for toll customers.
5 - The center shall manage the details of toll payment violations based on tag information from the toll plaza, vehicle registration information from the Department of Motor Vehicles, invalid tag information from a Financial Institution, and previous violation information stored locally, and report such violations to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
6 - The center shall calculate traffic flow based on timestamped toll transactions for vehicle travel between successive toll plazas and send to other agencies.
7 - The center shall respond to changes in toll prices from the Toll Administrator.
8 - The center shall exchange data with other toll agencies to coordinate toll transactions and pricing.
9 - The center shall support requests for advanced toll payment and provide this information to its toll plazas.
10 - The center shall support wide-area alerts from emergency centers by passing on the information to its toll plazas and the Toll Administrator.
11 - The center shall support toll transactions by commercial fleet operators.

Last updated: 11-18-05