Southern Connector signed a $2 million 5-year tolling contract with BIT Mobility Solutions (BMS), a subsidiary of the Brisa Innovation.
Southern Connector needed to adopt a new back office system for improved effectiveness and efficiency in revenue collection and to minimize toll violations.
The 16-mile long Southern Connector Toll Road in South Carolina, USA, currently operates 16 lanes (4 Open Road Tolling (ORT) , 4 Automated Coin Machine (ACM) and 8 manuals) in both main plazas and 4 tolled ramp lanes with both ORT and ACM systems in place. Operations are done using a team of 28 collectors and supervisors working in shifts.
BIT Mobility Solutions capabilities in technological solutions for tolling and operation management systems were put to action, supplying a new Tolling back office and requalifying roadside equipment, involving both integration of legacy components and supply of new subsystems. This solution includes: Integration services; Digital cameras; Vehicle classification system; Lane controllers; License Plate recognition system; New Backoffice; Image Review system. This project faces a challenge to BMS once it requests a fully dedicated team of highly skilled engineers in order to design, develop and install a new solution allowing a smooth migration from a manual license plate recognition process to a fully automatic system in order to fit the main Southern Connector's request:
"Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its revenue collection and reduce violations."
About Southern Connector
The Southern Connector is an approximately 16-mile four-lane tollway facility constructed to interstate standards on new location. The Southern Connector extends from existing I-85 at its interchange with I-185, in Greenville County, South Carolina, proceeds southeast and interchanges with the S.C. 153 Extension, continues east and interchanges with S.C. 20, with U.S. 25 south of the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (formerly Donaldson Center Industrial Park) and with Fork Shoals Road before turning northeast and interchanging with I-385 at its intersection with U.S. 276 and Standing Springs Road east of the City of Greenville, South Carolina, between the cities of Mauldin, South Carolina and Simpsonville, South Carolina.